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The Walter Reid Scholarship

A postgraduate research scholarship
Supporting overseas research in the areas of constitutional law, legal history or property law.

Highlights

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Up to $7000
  • Enrolled in a research degree in the Sydney Law School
  • Undertaking research in the areas of constitutional law, legal history or property law
  • Plan to research overseas
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How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship will provide a one-off payment of up to $7000 and will be paid on receipt of the scholarship acceptance form.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in a research degree within the Sydney Law School
  • be undertaking research in the areas of constitutional law, legal history or property law
  • be intending to undertake research overseas as part of your PhD or master's by research.

Background

Kathleen Mary Evangeline Maxwell made a donation to the University of Sydney in 1948 to establish a scholarship in memory of her late brother, Mr Walter Edward Reid.

1. Background

a. In 1948, Kathleen Mary Evangeline Maxwell made a donation to the University to establish a scholarship or prize in memory of her late brother, Mr Walter Edward Reid. This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to a Higher Degree by Research student who is undertaking research in the area of constitutional law, legal history or property law.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered to applicants currently enrolled in a research degree within the University of Sydney Law School.

b. Applicants must be undertaking research in the areas of constitutional law, legal history or property law.

c. Applicants must be intending to undertake research overseas as part of their PhD or research masters.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. a personal statement outlining the alignment of their overseas research with the eligible subject areas, and

III. a budget outlining the proposed expenses and any other funding that has been obtained to support the overseas research.

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

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will provide a one-off payment of up to $7,000 and will be paid on receipt of Scholarship Acceptance Form.

b. No other amount is payable.

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

5. Research Overseas

a. The Scholarship recipient will need the approval of their supervisor to undertake study overseas.

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. 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 recipient does not undertake approved study overseas,

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

VI. if the recipient receives an alternative primary scholarship for a similar purpose,

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

8. 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.

9. Final Report

a. At the completion of the overseas research, the student is to provide a brief report to the Associate Dean (Research Education), on how the travel assisted their research.