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WA Cooke, Jane Cooke and Alfred Godfrey Postgraduate Research Scholarship

A postgraduate research scholarship in law
Supporting outstanding Higher Degree Research (HDR) students within the University of Sydney Law School.

Highlights

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$10,000
  • Unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD with the Sydney Law School
  • RTP Stipend Scholarship recipient
  • Not been awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarship (VCRS)
Ongoing Ongoing

How to apply

The application process is ongoing. To be considered for this scholarship, you must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded subject to funding availability.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $10,000 per annum for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. Recipients may apply for a six month extension.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD with the University of Sydney Law School
  • have been awarded an RTP scholarship from the University of Sydney.

Note: Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarship are not eligible for this scholarship.

Background

This scholarship has been made available by the generosity of two benefactors of The University of Sydney Law School and is made possible by combining three separate bequests, all of which set the same terms and conditions.

1. Background

a. The W.A. Cooke, Jane Cooke, and Alfred Godfrey Postgraduate Research Law Scholarship has been made available by the generosity of two benefactors of the University of Sydney Law School. The Scholarship is made possible by combining three separate bequests, all of which set the same terms and conditions.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD within the University of Sydney Law School.

b. Applicants must have been awarded a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship from the University of Sydney.

c. Applicants who have been awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarship (VCRS) are not eligible.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The successful applicant(s) will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of receiving the highest RTP scholarship ranking in the Sydney Law School for the relevant intake.

b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the School Associate Dean (Research Education), or their nominated delegate(s).

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will provide a supplementary stipend allowance of $10,000 per annum (fixed rate) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.

b. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Scholarship, will be deducted from the maximum duration of the Scholarship excluding the potential extension period.

c. The Scholarship is for commencement in the relevant research period in which it is offered and cannot be deferred without the permission of the Associate Dean (Research Education) or transferred to another University School, Faculty, University, or area of research.

d. No other amount is payable.

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

5. Eligibility for Progression

a. Progression is subject to passing the annual progress review.

6. Leave Arrangements

a. The same conditions as indicated in the terms and conditions of the primary scholarship.

7. Research Overseas

b. The same conditions as indicated in the terms and conditions of the primary scholarship.

8. Suspension

a. The same conditions as indicated in the terms and conditions of the primary scholarship.

9. 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.

10. Termination

a. The Scholarship will terminate:

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

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

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

IV. 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,

V. on receipt of another supplementary stipend scholarship(s) that increases the overall supplementary rate paid to a student to more than 75% of the primary amount. In such circumstances, the supplementary scholarship of the higher value prevails,

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. 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.

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 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.