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Romy Waterlow Fellowship Trust

A postgraduate scholarship for social work students
This scholarship supports students and non-students with research or work experience in the field of HIV/AIDS or a related field.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $6000
  • Hold a degree or diploma in social welfare, social work or related area
  • Undertaking research in the area of HIV
  • Experience working in the area of HIV/AIDS
7 November 2019 28 November 2019

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

Students:

  • Up to $6000 per year for a full-time student, or $3000 per year for a part-time enrolled student.

Non-students:

  • Up to $6000 per year.

Note: The exact value is to be determined by Sydney School of Education and Social Work Awards Committee.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in a Master of Social Work (Qualifying), master's by research, PhD, undertaking research into social work, or working full time in the area of HIV
  • have a degree or diploma in social welfare, social work, psychology or a related area
  • demonstrate program completion and/or training HIV/AIDS or a related area
  • have at least two years’ experience working in HIV or a related field.

Background

Romy Waterlow spent the last eight years of her life to working as a counsellor in the area of HIV/AIDS at the Royal North Shore Hospital and within the North Shore community.

This scholarship was established in 1998 to provide financial assistance to counsellors in the area of HIV/AIDS.

1. Background

a. Romy Waterlow spent the last eight years of her life dedicated to working as a counsellor in the area of HIV/AIDS at Royal North Shore Hospital and within the North Shore community.

b. This Scholarship was established in 1998 to provide financial assistance to counsellors in the area of HIV/AIDS.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be enrolled in Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney in one of the following degrees:

I. Master of Social Work (Qualifying),

II. Masters by Research, or

III. PhD.

b. To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants should have:

I. a degree or diploma in Social Welfare, Social Work or Psychology or a related area,

II. evidence of program completion and/or of training in the HIV/AIDS or related area, and

III. at least two years’ experience working in HIV or a related field.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. demonstrated commitment to ongoing work in the area of HIV and related areas,

III. curriculum vitae detailing training and work experience, and

IV. a personal statement which includes:

i. the education and training program for which this Scholarship will be used,

ii. demonstrated commitment to ongoing work in the area of HIV and related areas, and

iii. information on how this scholarship would benefit, contribute and enhance their ongoing work in HIV/AIDS or related areas,

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by Sydney School of Education and Social Work Awards Committee or their nominated delegates in consultation with the Romy Waterlow Fellowship Trust Sub-Committee, established for this Trust or their delegates.

4. Value

a. A successful recipient enrolled full-time will receive a maximum of $6,000 per annum and the value will be determined by the Sydney School of Education and Social Work Awards Committee.

b. A successful recipient enrolled part-time will receive a maximum of $3,000 per annum and the value will be determined by the Sydney School of Education and Social Work Awards Committee.

c. The Scholarship will be tenable for one year only.

d. The Scholarship annual value will be paid as a one off payment after the coursework census date of the semester.

e. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of Sydney School of Education and Social Work Awards Committee and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

f. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

g. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. Not applicable.

6. Reporting

a. The recipient is required to provide the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, at the end of their scholarship, the following:

I. a short report that includes:

i. the impact of the Scholarship on their education, training and/or commitment in HIV/AIDS or related areas, and

ii. information on how the Scholarship contributed and enhanced their ongoing work in HIV/AIDS or related areas.

II. information to assist with compiling their biography.

FOR COURSEWORK STUDENTS:

7. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

III. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,

IV. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $6,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship,

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

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

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

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

FOR POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH STUDENTS:

7. Leave Arrangements

a. Not applicable.

8. Research Overseas

a. Not applicable.

9. Suspension

a. Not applicable.

10. Changes in Enrolment

a. Not applicable.

11. 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 per the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 Policy,

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

V. 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.

12. 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.

1. Background

a. Romy Waterlow spent the last eight years of her life dedicated to working as a counsellor in the area of HIV/AIDS at Royal North Shore Hospital and within the North Shore community.

b. This Scholarship was established in 1998 to provide financial assistance to counsellors in the area of HIV/AIDS.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be:

I. undertaking research in the field of Social Work, or

II. working full-time in the area of HIV.

b. To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants should have:

I. a degree or diploma in Social Welfare, Social Work or Psychology or a related area,

II. evidence of program completion and/or of training in the HIV/AIDS or related area, and

III. at least two years’ experience working in HIV or a related field.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. demonstrated commitment to ongoing work in the area of HIV and related areas,

III. curriculum vitae detailing training and work experience, and

IV. a personal statement which includes:

i. the education and training program for which this Scholarship will be used,

ii. demonstrated commitment to ongoing work in the area of HIV and related areas, and

iii. information on how this scholarship would benefit, contribute and enhance their ongoing work in HIV/AIDS or related areas,

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by Sydney School of Education and Social Work Awards Committee or their nominated delegates in consultation with the Romy Waterlow Fellowship Trust Sub-Committee, established for this Trust or their delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued up to a maximum of $6,000 per annum and will be determined by the Sydney School of Education and Social Work Awards Committee. The Scholarship is tenable for one year only.

b. The Scholarship annual value will be paid as a one off payment in September.

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

d. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing Eligibility

a. Not applicable.

6. Termination

a. Unless terminated earlier under this paragraph, the Scholarship will terminate:

I. ceases to undertake research in the field of Social work or work full-time in the area of HIV,

II. at the end of the award,

III. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,

IV. does not resume research or work at the end of a period of approved leave, or

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

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

c. Where a recipient is found guilty of serious misconduct or ceases to undertake research in the field of Social work or work full-time in the area of HIV, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.