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The Reca Stone Scholarship in Legal Theory

A postgraduate research scholarship
Supporting postgraduate research in the field of legal theory.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$10,000
  • Enrolled in a full-time master's by research or PhD in the field of legal theory
1 August 2019 16 December 2019

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $10,000 per year for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in a full-time master's by research or PhD in the field of legal theory at the Sydney Law School.

Note: Prior holders of this scholarship may re-apply. The scholarship may be awarded to the same recipient up to a maximum of three times.

Background

This scholarship was established by the generous donation of the Wolfensohn Family Foundation. Mr James Wolfensohn is a former president of the World Bank Group, and a graduate of the University of Sydney Law School.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established by the generous donation of the Wolfensohn Family Foundation. Mr James Wolfensohn is a former President of the World Bank Group, and a graduate of the University of Sydney Law School.

b. The donation is intended to support postgraduate research in the field of Legal Theory. The object of the Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an exemplary Doctor of Philosophy student working in the field of legal theory to further their research. It is awarded annually through the Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence within University of Sydney Law School.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Legal Theory within the University of Sydney Law School.

b. Prior holders of the Reca Stone Scholarship in Legal Theory may re-apply. The Reca Stone Scholarship in Legal Theory may be awarded to the same recipient up to a maximum of three times.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. research proposal in the field of legal theory, and

III. research achievements.

b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of a Selection Committee chaired by the Associate Dean (Research Education) and at least one academic staff member within the Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence at the University of Sydney Law School.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $10,000 per annum (fixed rate) for up to one-year subject to satisfactory academic performance. No extension is possible.

b. No other amount is payable.

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

d. Where the successful recipient is in receipt of an alternative primary scholarship which also provides a stipend payment, this Scholarship will become a supplementary stipend payment.

5. Eligibility for Progression

a. Progression is subject to passing a six-month review. The successful recipient must submit to their supervisor and the School a progress report on their research completed within the first six months of the award.

6. Suspension

a. The Scholarship is available in the research period in which it is offered and cannot be suspended, deferred or transferred to another area of research without the approval of the Associate Dean (Research Education).

7. Changes in Enrolment

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

8. 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. 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 this Scholarship is awarded as a Primary scholarship, and the recipient is granted an alternative primary stipend scholarship, this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative stipend scholarship where it is of higher value,

VI. if this Scholarship is awarded as a Supplementary scholarship, and the recipient receives another supplementary stipend scholarship(s) that increases the overall supplementary amount paid to a student to more than 75% of the primary amount, the supplementary stipend scholarship of the higher value prevails,

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

VIII. 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. Stipend payments 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.

9. 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 paid to the student, the University may require the student to repay stipend amounts and any other payments made to the student 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.