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Kerkyasharian and Kayikian Fund for Armenian Studies

A scholarship for students and academics
This scholarship provides financial support to arts and social sciences, music and architecture students and academic staff to undertake research into Armenian studies.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
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  • Honours, master's by research or PhD student or academic affiliate in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sydney Conservatorium of Music or Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning
  • Undertaking research in 19th century or earlier Armenian studies
  • Applying for project or activity funding
1 August 2019 15 October 2019

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

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 scholarship is tenable for six months only.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an honours or postgraduate research student in, or an academic affiliate employed by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sydney Conservatorium of Music or the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning
  • be willing to conduct research into 19th century or earlier Armenian studies
  • be applying for project or activity funding for expenses detailed in Clauses 4.d. and 4.e. of the terms and conditions, that you expect to incur within 12 months from this scholarship's open date.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2014.

 

Terms and conditions

1. Background

a.This Scholarship was established in 2014 to provide financial assistance to Honours, Mastersby Research or PhD students and academics who are undertaking research in 19th century orearlier Armenian Studies.

b.‘Armenian Studies’ refers to studies of any aspect of the Armenian nation and of Armenianindividuals, whether occurring in Armenia or anywhere in the world, including, but notlimited to:

I.archaeology,

II.architecture,

III.art history,

IV.classics and ancient history,

V.history, including military history,

VI.language and culture,

VII.linguistics,

VIII.literature,

IX.medieval studies,

X.music,

XI.peoples,

XII.philosophy, or

XIII.religion.

2. Eligibility

a.Applicants must be currently enrolled in an Honours, Masters by Research or PhD at the University of Sydney within the:

I.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,

II.Sydney Conservatorium of Music, or

III.Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

b.Applicants must be willing to conduct research in 19th century or earlier Armenian Studies.

c.Applicants must be applying for project or activity funding to be used for expenses detailedin Clauses 4.d and e that they expect to incur within twelve months from scholarship opendate.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I.academic excellence,

II.Curriculum Vitae,

III.budget summary and justification, and

IV.the research project or activity including:

i.summary,

ii.relevance, significance and innovativeness,

iii.approach and methodology,

iv.outcome and impact, and

v.any potential collaboration with relevant University of Sydney Centres and Multidisciplinary Initiatives or other entities external to Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

b.A research project or activity which is likely to contribute towards a recognised researchoutput will be highly regarded.

c.The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Awards and Grants selection committee. The selection committee will consult with academic leadership within disciplines relevant to the submittedapplications, as necessary. It will separately consider applications for awards under thecategories for staff and students.

4. Value

a.The Scholarship value will be determined by the selection committee and will be stipulatedin the Scholarship Offer Letter to the successful recipient(s).

b.The Scholarship is tenable for six months only.

c.The Scholarship value will be paid as a one-off payment after receipt of the ScholarshipAcceptance Form.

d.The Scholarship will fund expenses such as:

I.travel for primary research,

II.research assistance,

III.purchase and/or reproduction of research materials, or

IV.activities to showcase research outputs.

e.The committee will also consider funding for:

I.marking relief,

II.conference-related expenses,

III.visits to the University by scholarly experts, or

IV.holding of conferences and seminars in a relevant field.

f.The Scholarship will not fund teaching relief or the purchase of computers, audio visualequipment or similar hardware.

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

h.No other amount is payable.

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

5. Eligibility for Progression

a.Successful recipients are required to maintain receipts for up to one year for all costsincurred that are relevant to this Scholarship.

b.Successful recipients may be required to produce these receipts if requested by the Facultyof Arts and Social Sciences.

6. Leave Arrangements

a.Not relevant.

7. Research Overseas

a.Not relevant.

8. Suspension

a.Not relevant.

9. Changes in Enrolment

a.The Scholarship recipient must notify HDRAC, and their supervisor promptly of any plannedchanges to their enrolment including but not limited to: attendance pattern, suspension,leave of absence, withdrawal, course transfer, and candidature upgrade or downgrade. Ifthe award holder does not provide notice of the changes identified above, the Universitymay require repayment of any overpaid Scholarship funds.

10. Termination

a.The Scholarship will terminate:

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

IV.if the recipient does not undertake the relevant project or activity for which the fundshave been approved within the required time frame,

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

VI.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 aperiod 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 inaccordance 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.Scholarship payments will be suspended throughout the duration of any enquiry/appealprocess.

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 andeligibility for the Scholarship), which in the opinion of the University warrants recovery offunds paid to the student, the University may require the student to repay Scholarshipamounts and any other payments made to the student in connection with the Scholarship. Examples of such conduct include and without limitation; academic dishonesty, researchmisconduct within the meaning of the Research Code of Conduct (for example, plagiarism inproposing, carrying out or reporting the results of research, or failure to declare or manage aserious 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 Scholarshipperiod. In addition, by accepting this Scholarship, the student consents to all aspects of anyinvestigation into misconduct in connection with this Scholarship being disclosed by theUniversity to the funding body and/or any relevant professional body.

12. Acknowledgement

a.The successful scholarship recipient must acknowledge the support of their scholarship inany media, publications or presentations arising from the research.

b.The successful recipient must provide copies of all media articles arising as a result of theresearch to the Faculty Research Office.

13. Reporting

a.Upon completion of their project or activities, the successful recipient must submit to the Faculty Research Office:

I.a short written report, and

II.a financial report which includes information on the expenditure of funds in relation tothe Scholarship.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2014 to provide financial assistance to Honours, Masters by Research or PhD students and academics who are undertaking research in 19th century or earlier Armenian Studies.

b. ‘Armenian Studies’ refers to studies of any aspect of the Armenian nation and of Armenian individuals, whether occurring in Armenia or anywhere in the world, including, but not limited to:

I. archaeology,

II. architecture,

III. art history,

IV. classics and ancient history,

V. history, including military history,

VI. language and culture,

VII. linguistics,

VIII. literature,

IX. medieval studies,

X. music,

XI. peoples,

XII. philosophy, or

XIII. religion.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be an academic affiliate in a fixed term or continuing position employed at the University of Sydney either by the:

I. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,

II. Sydney Conservatorium of Music, or

III. Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

b. Applicants must be willing to conduct research in 19th century or earlier Armenian Studies.

c. Applicants must be applying for project or activity funding to be used for expenses detailed in Clauses 4.d and e that they expect to incur within twelve months from scholarship open date.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic excellence and merit,

II. Curriculum Vitae,

III. budget summary and justification, and

IV. the research project or activity including:

i. summary,

ii. relevance, significance and innovativeness,

iii. approach and methodology,

iv. outcome and impact, and

v. any potential collaboration with relevant University of Sydney Centres and Multidisciplinary Initiatives or other entities external to Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

b. A research project or activity which is likely to contribute towards a recognised research output will be highly regarded.

c. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Awards and Grants selection committee. The selection committee will consult with academic leadership within disciplines relevant to the submitted applications, as necessary. It will separately consider applications for awards under the categories for staff and students.

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).

b. The Scholarship is tenable for six months only.

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

d. The Scholarship will fund expenses such as:

I. travel for primary research,

II. research assistance,

III. purchase and/or reproduction of research materials, or

IV. activities to showcase research outputs.

e. The committee will also consider funding for:

I. marking relief,

II. conference-related expenses,

III. visits to the University by scholarly experts, or

IV. holding of conferences and seminars in a relevant field.

f. The Scholarship will not fund teaching relief or the purchase of computers, audio visual equipment or similar hardware.

g. The Scholarship cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research without prior approval.

h. No other amount is payable.

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

5. Eligibility for Progression

a. Successful recipients are required to maintain receipts for up to one year for all costs incurred that are relevant to this Scholarship.

b. Successful recipients may be required to produce these receipts if requested by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will terminate:

I. on resignation of the staff member from their fixed term or continuing appointment with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, or
Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney,

II. if the recipient does not undertake the relevant project or activity for which the funds have been approved within the required time frame,

III. ceases to meet the eligibility requirements specified for this Scholarship, or

IV. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

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

I. the staff member’s appointment is not being carried out with competence and diligence or in accordance with the terms of this offer,

II. the staff member fails to maintain satisfactory progress, or

III. the staff member has committed misconduct or other inappropriate conduct.

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

d. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated.

7. Acknowledgement

a. The successful scholarship recipient must acknowledge the support of their scholarship in any media, publications or presentations arising from the research.

b. The successful recipient must provide copies of all media articles arising as a result of the research to the Faculty Research Office.

8. Reporting

a. Upon completion of their project or activities, the successful recipient must submit to the Faculty Research Office:

I.a short written report, and

II.a financial report which includes information on the expenditure of funds in relation tothe Scholarship.