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China Studies Centre Way In Postgraduate Research Scholarship

A postgraduate research scholarship for international students
This scholarship is funded by the Way In Network and aims to support female researchers from the People's Republic of China.

Highlights

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Up to $10,000
  • Female
  • Citizen of the People's Republic of China
  • Conducting research related to China
  • Completed at least one year of a studies in a masters by research or PhD by 31 October 2019
2 December 2019 31 March 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship value will be determined by the selection committee up to $10,000 and is tenable for one research period.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a current international student
  • be a citizen of the People's Republic of China
  • be female
  • be studying a masters by research degree or PhD in either the:
    • Department of Chinese Studies
    • Department of History
    • Department of Sociology and Social Policy
    • Department of Government and International Relations
  • be undertaking research related to China
  • have completed at least one year of a studies in a masters by research or PhD by 31 October 2019.

Background

This Scholarship is funded by a donation from the Way In Network.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to Masters by Research or PhD students who are undertaking research in an area related to China.

b. This Scholarship is funded by a donation from the Way In Network.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled to study full-time in a Masters by Research or PhD at the University of Sydney within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in one of the following departments:

I. Department of Chinese Studies,

II. Department of History,

III. Department of Sociology and Social Policy, or

IV. Department of Government and International Relations.

b. Applicants’ main area of research must be related to China.

c. Applicants should have completed at least one year of the Masters by Research or PhD studies as of 31 October 2019.

d. Applicants must be enrolled as an international student.

e. Applicants must be citizens of the People’s Republic of China.

f. Applicants must be female.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:

I. academic merit, and

II. area of study and/or research proposal.

b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of a selection committee comprising:

I. China Studies Centre Director or their nominated delegate, and

II. two Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences senior academic staff representing at least two of the departments listed in Clause 2.a.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship value will be determined by the selection committee and will be stipulated in the Scholarship Offer Letter to the successful recipient(s). The maximum value of the Scholarship will be $10,000.

b. The Scholarship is tenable for one research period.

c. The Scholarship value will be paid as a one-off payment on receipt of Scholarship Acceptance Form.

d. For recipients who currently hold or are subsequently awarded a primary stipend Scholarship, this Scholarship and its value will be determined as a supplementary Scholarship.

e. The Scholarship is for commencement in the relevant research period in which it is offered and cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research without prior approval.

f. No other amount is payable.

g. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.

5. Eligibility for Progression

a. Not applicable.

6. Leave Arrangements

a. Not applicable.

7. Research Overseas

a. Not applicable.

8. Suspension

a. Not applicable.

9. Changes in Enrolment

a. Not applicable.

10. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated:

I. on resignation or withdrawal of the student from their research degree,

II. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award,

III. if the student ceases to be a full-time student and prior approval has not been obtained to hold the Scholarship on a part-time basis,

IV. upon the student having completed the maximum candidature for their degree as per the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 Policy,

V. if the recipient currently holds or receives an alternative primary stipend scholarship this Scholarship will be determined as a Supplementary scholarship. If the overall supplementary rate paid to the student is more than 75% of the primary amount this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative stipend scholarship where it is of higher value,

VI. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

VII. If the student ceases to meet the eligibility requirements specified for this Scholarship, (other than during a period in which the Scholarship has been suspended or during a period of approved leave).

b. The Scholarship may also be terminated by the University before this time if, in the opinion of the University:

I. the course of study is not being carried out with competence and diligence or in accordance with the terms of this offer,

II. the student fails to maintain satisfactory progress, or

III. the student has committed misconduct or other inappropriate conduct.

c. The Scholarship will be suspended throughout the duration of any enquiry/appeal process.

d. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

11. Misconduct

a. Where during the Scholarship a student engages in misconduct, or other inappropriate conduct (either during the Scholarship or in connection with the student’s application and eligibility for the Scholarship), which in the opinion of the University warrants recovery of funds provided, the University may require the student to repay payments made in connection with the Scholarship. Examples of such conduct include and without limitation; academic dishonesty, research misconduct within the meaning of the Research Code of Conduct (for example, plagiarism in proposing, carrying out or reporting the results of research, or failure to declare or manage a serious conflict of interests), breach of the Code of Conduct for Students and misrepresentation in the application materials or other documentation associated with the Scholarship.

b. The University may require such repayment at any time during or after the Scholarship period. In addition, by accepting this Scholarship, the student consents to all aspects of any investigation into misconduct in connection with this Scholarship being disclosed by the University to the funding body and/or any relevant professional body.