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Carole Muller Award (Fieldwork)

A postgraduate research scholarship
This scholarship aims to support research students to travel to continue their research in Balinese culture, art and history.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$3000 to $5000
  • Enrolled in a PhD
  • Undertaking research in the field of Balinese culture, art or history
  • need to undertake travel as part of their research
2 December 2019 26 February 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship value will be from $3000 to $5000 (for one year) and will be determined by the selection committee.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled to study in a PhD at the University of Sydney
  • be willing to research the field of Balinese culture, art or history
  • be able to demonstrate a need to undertake travel as part of your research
  • have previous research experience
  • have an aptitude for fieldwork
  • a background in a relevant discipline
  • be proficient in (or have a strong desire to become proficient in) the Indonesian language.

Background

Established in 2019, this scholarship has been generously donated by Carole Muller to support travel for students undertaking postgraduate study and/or research in the field of Balinese culture, art and history.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established to support travel for research in the area of Balinese culture, art and history.

b. Established in 2019, this Scholarship had been generously donated by Carole Muller to support students undertaking postgraduate study and/or research in the field of Balinese culture, art and history.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled to study in a PhD at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be willing to undertake research in the field of Balinese culture, art or history.

c. Applicants must demonstrate the following:

I. a need to undertake travel as part of their research,

II. previous research experience,

III. an aptitude for fieldwork,

IV. a background in a relevant discipline, and

V. proficiency in (or a strong desire to become proficient in) the Indonesian language.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. outline of their project/area of study and research proposal,

III. outline of their proposed fieldwork,

IV. curriculum vitae,

V. previous research experience, and

VI. a personal statement which demonstrates their:

i. interest in Balinese culture, art and history,

ii. need to undertake travel as part of their research,

iii. aptitude for fieldwork,

iv. background in a relevant discipline, and

v. proficiency in (or a strong desire to become proficient in) the Indonesian language.

b. Preference will be given to applicants undertaking research in the field of Bali Aga (“Original Balinese”) people with particular attention to visual culture.

c. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Chair of the Indonesian Department and two other relevant academics.

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). The Scholarship value will be from $3,000 to $5,000.

b. The Scholarship is tenable for one year.

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

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

e. No other amount is payable.

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

5. Eligibility for Progression

a. None Apply.

6. Leave Arrangements

a. Not applicable

7. Research Overseas

a. Not applicable.

8. Suspension

a. Not applicable.

9. Changes in Enrolment

a. Not applicable.

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 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. 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.