WJ Weeden Research Stipend Scholarships (Weeden Stipends) are awarded to applicants of exceptional research potential undertaking a higher degree by research (HDR). Weeden Stipends are provided to assist with general living costs through the provision of a stipend. A Weeden Stipend awarded to a recipient on an international student visa will also cover the cost of required overseas health insurance premiums for the recipient only.
Eligibility
To be eligible for a Weeden Stipend, an applicant must:
• have completed a Bachelor degree with First Class Honours, or be regarded by the University as having an equivalent level of attainment;
• be enrolled, or be seeking to enrol, as a full-time candidate in a Doctor of Philosophy course at the University;
• be a domestic or international applicant to a higher degree by Research course at University of Canberra; and
• not have consumed more than 2.5 equivalent full-time study load (EFTSL) (i.e. have been enrolled in a maximum of 2.5 years full-time equivalent (FTE) study) in current enrolment in a HDR by the date that stipend payments are due to commence.
Ineligibility
Weeden Stipend will not be awarded to a candidate who:
• is in receipt of an equivalent award, scholarship or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the Weeden Stipend rate to undertake the HDR. Income earned from sources unrelated to the course of study is not subject to the 75% rule;
• is on paid study leave;
• holds a research doctorate or equivalent;
• has previously held a Commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship (including an APA or an Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) (APAI)) unless it was terminated within six months of the scholarship’s payments commencing; or
• has consumed more than 2.5 EFTSL in current enrolment in a HDR by the date that stipend payments are due to commence.
How to apply
• You must provide a full CV, 1,000 word proposal and two examples of academic writing including one published work and the name and contact details of two academic referees.
• All applications must be made online
Selection criteria
Selection of Weeden Stipend recipients will be undertaken by the University Research Scholarships Committee on the basis of academic merit and research potential.
Deadline: Application closes on October 30, 2014
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