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Procedure: Higher Degree by Research – Scholarships

Purpose

To detail the standards and processes for Higher Degree Research (HDR) scholarship support.

HDR financial awards at ANU are used to support research excellence, research capacity, and equity and diversity goals of the University. This procedure applies to the following HDR awards at ANU:

Scholarships provided and managed by external institutions, donors, sponsors and government are not in scope in this procedure.

This document should be read in conjunction with the Policy: Higher Degree by Research Scholarships.

Definitions

Award means a payment or benefit made on the basis of criteria established by ANU. An award may include prizes, scholarships, bursaries, grants, and ANU awards.

Conditions of Award means the terms that outline the conditions required of both the recipient (HDR candidate) and the University.

HDR Stipend means a regular periodic payment made to a candidate as outlined in the Conditions of Award. A stipend payment is distributed fortnightly through the HR Payroll system, however, is not a wage or salary.

Scholarship means an award which carries a condition for further study and/or commitment so that candidates may pursue a program of study at the University. A scholarship must not be a one-off financial benefit.

Tuition fee scholarships are scholarships that cover the cost of tuition fees for a specific duration and may include other benefits such as Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). For details about eligibility, ongoing requirements, and benefits please refer to the Conditions of Award.

Owner is the organisational unit of the University responsible for the administration of the scholarship.

Procedure

Establishment, amendment and approval

  1. The establishment, amendment and disestablishment of all HDR scholarships, grants and bursaries (‘student financial awards’) offered within ANU must be approved by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Graduate Research) (PVCGR) ensuring they are in alignment with the ANU Student financial awards policy.
  2. The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Graduate Research) (OPVCGR) and Graduate Research Office (GRO), in collaboration with College HDR Administration teams, are responsible for administering all HDR awards at ANU. This includes HDR scholarships awarded by an external scholarship provider who has assigned the financial management of the scholarship to ANU. Each HDR student financial award has a single owner (‘the Owner’), which may be a College or School; a completed Award Summary Form (including charge code); and an approved Conditions of Award prior to publication or promotion.
  3. To propose a student financial award, the Owner completes the HDR Award Summary Form available from the ODHDR with advice from relevant stakeholders. The OPVCGR advises on a Conditions of Award based on the HDR Award Summary Form and in consultation with the Owner.
  4. Amendments to Conditions of Award can be made at any time and must clearly indicate the changes made to the Conditions of Award.
  5. The final Conditions of Award is endorsed by:
  1. the relevant Associate Dean(s) (or delegate); and
  2. the Head of the Owner’s organisational unit (Dean or Director) (or delegate).
  1. The final Conditions of Award is approved or not approved by the Dean, Higher Degree Research. The ODHDR shares the decision with the Owner and relevant stakeholders.
  2. When approval has been given, the GRO:
  1. enters the student financial award details into the student administration system; and
  2. publishes the student financial award on the ANU Scholarships website (if applicable); and
  3. uploads the Award Summary Form, the Conditions of Award and the record of endorsements, approval and denials in the University’s Electronic Records Management System (ERMS).

Governance

  1. The Higher Degree Research Scholarships Committee is an advisory body which serves as the selection committee for all centrally managed HDR student financial awards. It is convened twice annually by the Dean HDR, comprising the Associate Deans HDR, or equivalent, of each College with the support of the Graduate Research Office.
  2. All other HDR student financial awards not covered by paragraph 8 are governed as determined by the Conditions of Award, usually via a selection committee within the Colleges or similar process.
  3. At least every five years, each HDR student financial award is reviewed to ensure alignment with the Student financial awards policy and principles, HDR scholarship strategy and the original intention of the award Owner. The review period will be as determined by the HDR Award Summary Form.
  4. Outcomes of the award review are submitted to the ODHDR. Any amendments made to the Conditions of Award will follow the standard approval process as outlined in paragraphs 1-7 of this procedure.
  5. HDR student financial awards can be disestablished after all award monies have been disbursed, or the source funding becomes unavailable. Awards are disestablished via an Award Disestablishment Form, which outlines the cessation plan for promotional materials, financial accounts and donors, if applicable. This is the responsibility of the award owner. The request is:
  1. endorsed by the Head of the Owner’s organisational unit;
  2. approved by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Graduate Research).

Application process

Prospective candidates

  1. Central HDR Scholarship application rounds for domestic and international applicants will be advertised on the ANU website.
  2. Prospective candidates must apply for a scholarship before the advertised deadline. Applicants need to apply to an HDR Program of study at ANU prior to the desired scholarship round if they wish to be automatically considered. Prospective candidates should refer to paragraphs 16-31 of the Procedure: Higher degree by research Admissions for further information on admission applications.
  3. Prospective candidates can apply for a scholarship at the same time as applying for a Higher Degree Research program.

Currently enrolled candidates

  1. Currently enrolled Doctoral or Research Masters candidates can apply for Central scholarships (University and Commonwealth funded) scholarships if they meet the eligibility criteria by submitting an application directly to the GRO as detailed on the website. For other scholarships they should apply according to the award owner’s requirements.

Candidates transferring from other universities

  1. HDR candidates transferring from other universities need to apply for Admissions to be considered for a scholarship, by the deadline, and take note of any other application requirements for specific scholarships.

Eligibility

  1. Candidates must have met the entry requirements for a Higher Degree Research program for which they are enrolled at ANU as specified in the Procedure: Higher degree by research Admissions.
  2. Candidates must meet the definitions of either a domestic or overseas student as set out in the Higher Education Support Act.

Living allowance stipend and eligibility

  1. Candidates must be enrolled in a HDR program on a full-time basis unless approval has been granted for a part-time award in accordance with paragraphs 39-40 of this procedure.

Ongoing eligibility

  1. In order to maintain scholarship eligibility, full-time candidates are expected to spend 35-40 hours per week on their research for a total of 48 weeks per year. Approved part-time candidates are expected to spend approximately 15-20 hours per week on their research for a total of 48 weeks per year.
  2. Candidates must meet the requirements outlined in the Procedure: Higher degree by research – candidature or at an ANU affiliated institution during their candidature. This is to ensure that candidates have access to the support, infrastructure and experience to successfully complete their HDR program.
  3. Candidates must not be receiving income (such as another scholarship) to support their enrolment if that income is greater than 75% of the primary scholarship rate (see paragraphs 59, 79-81).
  4. Permission to ‘work away’ for research purposes may be granted to currently enrolled scholarship holders in accordance with the requirements outlined in the Procedure: Higher degree by research – candidature.

Allocation process

Central scholarships (University and Commonwealth funded)

  1. Scholarships are allocated in accordance with the objectives of the RTP and the strategic goals and priorities of the ANU.
  2. Scholarships are awarded using a merit based, competitive process and in accordance with the objectives outlined above.
  3. Priority will be given to applicants who have not already been awarded a research degree at the level for which they are applying.
  4. Applicants will be ranked based on the Scholarship Ranking Principles Guideline.

Other scholarships managed by ANU Colleges, Schools or Research Centres

  1. Colleges and/or Schools are responsible for the application, selection, and outcome process of scholarships which are restricted to applicants to their College/School.
  2. Colleges will notify the GRO of the nominated applicant and the GRO will arrange payment for the scholarship.

Supervision and resources

  1. A School may not make an offer of scholarship unless it is satisfied that supervision and resources are available for the applicant’s research project. The admission application must be approved and finalised before an offer of scholarship can be made.
  2. The resources available for HDR candidates are outlined in the Guideline: Minimum allocation of resources for Higher degree by research candidates.
  3. The roles and responsibilities of HDR supervisors and candidates are outlined in the Higher degree by research – candidature and Higher degree by research – supervision policies, the Higher degree by research candidature progression and Higher degree by research – supervision procedures, and the Higher degree by research University, candidate, and supervisor responsibilities guideline.

Outcomes

  1. All scholarship applicants will be notified of the outcome in writing by the GRO.
  2. All scholarship recipients will be provided with a scholarships letter of offer which includes the terms and conditions for the particular scholarship(s) awarded.

Deferrals

  1. Scholarships cannot be deferred unless the Conditions of Award for that scholarship specifically allow. If so, details about conditions for deferrals will be outlined in the scholarship letter of offer.
  2. Deferrals, where allowed, require approval from the award financial delegate.
  3. If a candidate is not able to take up a scholarship, they can elect to be reconsidered in the following scholarship round.

Part-time awards

  1. Candidates on a scholarship can request to change their enrolment load, in writing to GRO, to part-time for reasons mentioned in paragraph 41. If approved, the stipend will be payable at part-time rates and considered taxable income.
  2. International candidates can only receive a part-time award if permitted under the conditions of their visa.
  3. Part-time scholarships will only be approved if the candidate can demonstrate the following:
  1. Significant family caring responsibilities which prevent the candidate from undertaking a full-time study load or;
  2. A disability or ongoing medical condition which prevents the candidate from undertaking a full-time study load.
  3. Other compelling circumstances beyond the candidate’s control.

Scholarships period of support

  1. The typical stipend scholarship period for a PhD candidate is three and a half years. Extensions of up to six months may be granted if reasons for requiring additional stipend support fall within the criteria outlined in Extension of Stipend scholarship, paragraphs 48-49.
  2. The maximum period of stipend scholarship support for a PhD candidate may be available to some candidates undertaking an industry placement, internship, professional practice activity, as well as to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stipend scholarship recipients.
  3. Domestic candidates who have an approved extension beyond the maximum tuition fee scholarship period as outlined in Table 2 may be awarded an ANU Fee scholarship for the duration of the approved extension.
  4. Periods of Support and Extensions for Stipend and Fee scholarships are detailed in Tables 1 and 2 below. Unless otherwise specified in the scholarship letter of offer, the following standard duration of each award applies:

Table 1: Stipend scholarships standard period of support

Program

PhD

MPhil

Study Intensity

Full-time

Part-time*

Full-time

Part-time*

Typical period of award

3.5 years

7 years

1.5 years

3 years

Minimum Single Extension

4 weeks

8 weeks

4 weeks

8 weeks

Maximum Extension

6 months

12 months

6 months

12 months

Week blocks for extensions

4 weeks

8 weeks

4 weeks

8 weeks

Table 2: Tuition Fee scholarships

Program

PhD

MPhil

Study Intensity

Full Time

Part Time*

Full Time

Part Time*

Period of award

4 years

8 years

2 years

  1. years

*Note: international candidates must remain enrolled full-time unless they qualify for part-time study load according to paragraph 41.

  1. Where international candidates in receipt of Fee scholarships exceed the maximum period of support, they become liable to be charged tuition fees. Tuition fees are published online.
  1. In such circumstances, international candidates may consider changing to external status (‘offshore’) for the remainer of their candidature to avoid paying fees. International candidates should refer to paragraphs 14-20 of the Procedure: Higher degree by research - candidature for further information on changing to external status.
  1. Periods of study already undertaken for an incomplete Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy or Professional Doctorate degree at any institution in the last three years prior the date of commencement at ANU, are deducted from the duration of the scholarship, except where the is not continuing with their original project and supervisor and no credit is provided for the study.

Extension of stipend scholarships

  1. Candidates apply for an extension of stipend scholarship on the following grounds (or as indicated in the scholarship Conditions of Award):
  1. Research has been delayed by circumstances beyond the candidate’s control;
  2. The circumstances are related to the research and is not of a personal nature;
  3. Completion of an industry (i.e., not another Higher Education Provider) internship of at least 60 days FTE duration;
  4. Indigenous Australian candidates.
  1. The application is submitted at least three months before the expiry of the scholarship via Manage My Degree – HDR form in ISIS.

Changes to scholarship duration

  1. The duration of a scholarship will be reduced by periods of study prior to the commencement of the scholarship.
  2. Variations to this duration can be made for strategic scholarship schemes, as defined in the Purpose of this procedure.

Benefits

  1. The amounts of RTP Stipend (and allowances) and Fee Offset scholarships are determined annually by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) and published online.
  2. Benefits outlined in paragraphs 58-72 of this procedure apply to RTP and centrally allocated scholarships recipients specifically.
  3. Benefits for other HDR scholarships holder may vary. Specific benefits of non-RTP HDR scholarships will be outlined in the scholarship letter of offer and the relevant Conditions of Award.
  4. Conditions of Award for new scholarships are encouraged to reflect the benefits outlined in paragraphs 58-72 of this procedure.
  5. The recipient is responsible for making payment of any administrative fees (e.g., Student Amenities Fees) by the prescribed date as set out by the University each session.
  6. Recipients of the Award are responsible for the costs of books, study materials, accommodation and all other costs of study.

Living allowance stipend

  1. A living allowance stipend (‘stipend’) provides financial support to a candidate to assist with their general living costs while undertaking an HDR program.
  2. The minimum stipend rate at ANU is published on our website. A recipient may be awarded a stipend scholarship equivalent to, or higher than, the value of the ANU standard Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) stipend scholarship. The Award is indexed each year on 1 January and is tax free in Australia.
  3. Living allowance stipends are paid on a fortnightly basis into a nominated Australian bank account opened in the candidate’s name.
  4. Living allowance stipends paid at the full-time rate are not considered taxable income.
  5. Living allowance stipends for approved part-time candidates (see paragraphs 79-82) are awarded at 50% of the full-time scholarship rate. Part-time scholarships are considered taxable income by the Australian Taxation Office.

Fee scholarships

  1. A tuition fee scholarship pays for the full cost of the HDR candidate’s tuition fees for the scholarship duration as outlined in paragraphs 42-51.
  2. Candidates who remain enrolled over the maximum duration of the scholarship may become liable for any remaining tuition fees.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) allowance

  1. An international recipient of the Award may be eligible for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the standard program duration including cover for the recipient’s spouse and dependents (where applicable).
  2. The OSHC allowance must be claimed at the commencement of the scholarship.

Dependent Child allowance

  1. Stipend scholarship recipients who are international candidates may apply to receive an allowance for dependent child/ren, where the dependent child/ren reside with the recipient. This allowance is up to $3,000 per annum for each dependent child (to a maximum of $9,000 per annum) and is paid in fortnightly instalments at the same time as the Award payments.
  2. A dependent child is a child under the age of 16 wholly dependent on the recipient or, if aged between 16 and 24, is a full-time candidate and wholly dependent on the recipient. A recipient who pays maintenance in respect of a child or children may be eligible for the Dependent Child allowance, or the amount of the maintenance payable, whichever is less.

Relocation reimbursement

  1. Stipend scholarship recipients may be eligible to claim a reimbursement as a one-off payment to assist with relocation costs, including those in respect of the recipient’s spouse, de facto partner, and dependent child or children, incurred in commencing their HDR program. Where a claim for a relocation reimbursement is in respect of a recipient’s spouse, de facto partner, or dependent child or children, they must accompany the recipient to take up his/her program, or join the recipient within 12 months of the recipient commencing their HDR program.
  2. Recipients who are resident outside the Australian Capital Territory, or who are permanently resident outside Australia at the time of application, may be eligible to receive a one-off relocation reimbursement capped at a maximum of $1,000 for domestic candidates, or $2,500 for international candidates, towards the costs of moving to take up their HDR program, on production of original tax invoice/receipts.
  3. Insurance, accommodation and meal costs related to relocation cannot be claimed.

Thesis allowance

  1. Scholarship recipients may be eligible to claim a reimbursement of up to $500 for services associated with the production of their thesis, in accordance with the thesis allowance requirements.

Suspension of scholarship while active in program

  1. Scholarship recipients must apply to have their stipend scholarship suspended whilst continuing their eligible HDR program where they are in receipt of another scholarship.
  1. This precludes study undertaken overseas by an RTP Stipend scholarship recipient as part of a Commonwealth Government financially supported international postgraduate research scholarship or award.
  1. Candidates elect to suspend their stipend scholarship by advising their Chair of Panel and the Graduate Research Office in writing, including the reasons for the scholarship suspension and duration. The Chair of Panel approves the suspension.
  2. The University may suspend a stipend where a recipient has:
  1. an outstanding debt with the University including fees; or
  2. where the Delegated Authority has determined there are outstanding HDR milestone/s in accordance with the Procedure: Higher degree by research – candidature progression.
  1. Scholarship payments are suspended within five working days after the University has advised the recipient in writing that the milestones, debt and/or fees are outstanding.
  2. Where a scholarship is suspended, the recipient forfeits any payments for the period of time that their scholarship is suspended.
  3. The scholarship duration will not be extended for any periods of suspension of scholarship approved by the University.

Income from other sources

  1. A recipient is permitted to hold other scholarships, awards, grants and bursaries concurrently with this Award, provided the terms of the other scholarship permits this also. Recipients should refer to the relevant Conditions of Award.
  2. However, a recipient may not receive another allowance, award, grant or bursary to undertake the proposed program, which exceeds the value of 75 per cent of the Award stipend.
  3. Income from sources not related to the candidate’s HDR program is not taken into account in this 75% rule.
  4. International candidates must check the conditions of their visa before undertaking paid employment.

Industry placements, research internships, professional practice activities

  1. Candidates may undertake industry placements, internships, and professional practice activities of up to six months duration that are approved as part of their HDR program. Approvals are made in writing and on an individual basis in the letter of offer (or an amended offer, issued after enrolment).
  2. Centrally allocated scholarship payments may be available for the duration of industry placements, research internships and professional practice activities if:
  1. the candidate already holds a stipend scholarship;
  2. the recipient meets the criteria set out in paragraphs 79-82 of this procedure;
  3. the maximum duration of the academic program has not been reached; and
  4. the thesis examination process has not been finalised.
  1. Recipients of other non-centrally allocation stipends scholarships should refer to their Conditions of Award in relation to their eligibility for ongoing payments under paragraph 84 of this procedure.
  2. Candidates undertaking a placement, internship, or professional practice are not eligible to have their award extended beyond the maximum period of support as outlined in paragraphs 42-49.

Leave

  1. The duration of a stipend scholarship will be extended by periods of approved extended sick leave and/or parental leave as outlined in paragraphs 90-110. Periods of program leave must be taken in accordance with the Research Awards Rule.
  2. Candidates must apply for program and scholarship leave by completing the relevant section of the Manage My Degree – HDR form in ISIS, except for Paid Recreational and Paid Medical Leave (if eligible) as outlined in paragraphs 94 and 98.
  3. Unless otherwise specified in the scholarship letter of offer or Conditions of Award, scholarship recipients are entitled to the following types of leave. For the purposes of leave, a ‘working day’ is a weekday (Monday to Friday). International candidates must check the conditions of their visa before applying for leave.

Unpaid Program Leave

  1. A recipient may apply for unpaid program leave on personal grounds. If the leave does not exceed a total period of 12 months during the duration of the Award, the recipient may resume the Award at the completion of the leave.
  2. Program leave exceeding a total of 12 months will only be considered where there are exceptional circumstances beyond the control of the recipient and must be approved by the Delegated Authority. Where total leave exceeds 2 years, approval must be given by the ADHDR as per the RAR.
  3. Unpaid program leave is aggregated and awarded only in one-week blocks for a full-time recipient and two-week blocks for a part-time recipient.

Paid Recreation Leave

  1. A recipient is entitled to a maximum of 20 working days paid recreation leave for each year of the Award. Leave entitlements may be accrued over the life of the Award but are forfeited when the Award ceases.
  2. A recipient must apply in writing to their Chair of Panel and must ensure their contact details in ISIS are current.
  3. It is the responsibility of the Chair of Panel and local area to ensure appropriate recording of approved recreation leave.
  4. Paid recreation leave does not extend the duration of the Award.

Paid Medical Leave

  1. A recipient is entitled to a maximum of 10 working days paid medical leave for each year of the Award. Leave entitlements may be accrued over the life of the Award but are forfeited when the Award ceases.
  2. A recipient must apply in writing to their Chair of Panel.
  3. Paid medical leave taken under paragraph 97 does not extend the duration of the Award.

Additional Paid Leave

  1. A recipient is entitled to additional paid medical or carer’s leave to a maximum of 60 working days on provision of a medical certificate. Medical certificates must:
  1. Be signed by a registered medical practitioner;
  2. State the likely duration of the required leave; and
  3. Certify that the recipient requires the leave for medical/caring reasons.
  1. Additional paid medical leave is aggregated and awarded only in one-week blocks for a full-time recipients and two-week blocks for part-time recipients.
  2. Additional paid leave extends the duration of the Award.

Paid Parental Leave

  1. Recipients who have completed 12 months of their Award and are the primary caregiver of a new child (by birth or legal adoption) are entitled to a maximum of 60 working days paid parental leave.
  2. HDR candidates whose partner gives birth, who have completed 12 months of their stipend, are entitled to 60 working days leave if the candidate is the primary carer of the child in the first year of the child’s life. HDR candidates who access partner leave will only be eligible for 55 working days parental leave.
  3. These provisions also apply if the HDR candidate is the legal parent and primary care-giver of an adopted child:
  1. less than five years of age;
  2. not a stepchild of the candidate; and
  3. has not previously lived continuously with the candidate for six months of more.
  1. Paid parental leave is aggregated and awarded only in one-week blocks for a full-time recipients and two-week blocks for a part-time recipient.
  2. Paid parental leave extends the duration of the Award.

Paid Partner Parental Leave

  1. Recipients who have completed 12 months of their Award and who are the partner of a person who is the primary caregiver of a new child (as per paragraph 105), by birth or legal adoption, may be entitled to five days paid partner parental leave. The University may require the recipient to provide evidence of the date of birth or adoption.
  2. Paid partner parental leave is aggregated and awarded only in one-week blocks for a full-time recipients and two-week blocks for a part-time recipient.
  3. Paid partner parental leave extends the duration of the Award.

Variation of program

  1. Scholarship holders may request changes to their research program during their candidature. The process for requesting changes is outlined in Procedure: Higher degree by research – candidature. Changes to the research program may impact ongoing scholarship eligibility as per paragraphs 21-24 above or particular Conditions of Award.
  2. Any program variations requests made by candidates subject to autonomous sanctions will require an additional sanctions checklist form to be completed and assessed as low risk prior to approval.

Change to research program and/or supervision

Candidates must check with their funding provider and scholarship terms and conditions before requesting any change to their research program or supervision.

Transferring from a Research Masters to a Research Doctorate

  1. A scholarship holder may continue to hold their scholarship if they have been approved for a transfer from a Research Master program to a Research Doctorate program.
  2. The maximum duration of the scholarship will be that of the new program as outlined in paragraph 42.

Transferring from a Research Doctorate to a Research Master

  1. If a scholarship holder transfers from a Research Doctorate to a Research Master, the maximum duration of the scholarship will be 2 years (full-time equivalent) from the date that the candidate commenced the Doctoral HDR program.
  2. If the scholarship has already been held for more than 2 years (full-time equivalent), it will cease on the date of the transfer.

Transferring from another Higher Education Provider

  1. Candidates transferring from another Higher Education Provider to ANU may be eligible for RTP scholarships, provided ANU has sufficient RTP funds available and the other eligibility criteria set out in this procedure are satisfied.
  2. If the scholarship holder had previously held an RTP scholarship at the other HEP, the previous tenure holding the scholarship counts against the maximum duration determined in paragraphs 42-43.

Termination

  1. Processes to terminate candidature are conducted in accordance with the Research Awards Rule.
  2. A scholarship will be terminated when the scholarship holder:
  1. has their candidature discontinued;
  2. withdraws from the HDR Program;
  3. fails to meet the minimum academic performance requirements of their program of study;
  4. ceases to be enrolled and has not requested a period of leave;
  5. ceases to meet scholarship eligibility requirements, ongoing eligibility requirements or applicable Conditions of Award ;
  6. changes research topic and/or supervision which are not supported by the particular scholarship;
  7. is notified of the award of their degree;
  8. exhausts the maximum scholarship duration as outlined in paragraph 42-45;
  9. does not resume study at the conclusion of a period of leave;
  10. ceases to be enrolled full-time and does not have approval to receive the scholarship part-time in accordance with paragraphs 39-41;
  11. has not provided true, accurate and complete information in relation to their scholarship application and/or scholarship tenure;
  12. is in breach of this procedure or any condition of the scholarship as outlined in the scholarship letter of offer.

Funding Acknowledgements

  1. Scholarship recipients must acknowledge the Funder’s contribution during and after completion of the HDR program. This acknowledgement should be included in any publications – or similar materials such as books, articles, newsletters or other literary or artistic works – arising from the thesis by the candidate, their supervisor(s) or any other party related to the research project carried out by the recipient.
  2. Funding acknowledgement should be included in the front matter of the thesis and/or in the thesis acknowledgements section. This requirement is met by including the statement: “This research has been supported by an [insert scholarship name].” or otherwise as determined in the Conditions of Award.
  3. For Commonwealth funded scholarships, this requirement is met by including the statement: “This research is supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship”.

Overpayments and defaults

  1. In case of overpayment or outstanding financial debts to the University, service restrictions are applied to candidates.
  2. Service restrictions include temporarily withholding candidates’ access to:
  1. enrol or re-enrol in a program or course;
  2. a transcript of academic record;
  3. results of any assessment in a course or program;
  4. receiving a degree, diploma, certificate or other Award of the University.

Rescindment of Scholarship offers

  1. The University reserves the right to rescind a scholarship offer where it has been made in error or where there is evidence that the application included incorrect information or fraudulent information or was conducted in a manner contrary to the Policy: Higher Degree by Research Scholarships, this Procedure, or Conditions of Award prior to commencement of the candidate or scholarship.

Grievance process

  1. Grievances about the application of these procedures are managed in accordance with the Procedure: Student grievance and complaint resolution.

Related Links

Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research) 2017 DET, RTP – Frequently Asked Questions for students

DET, RTP Frequently Asked Questions for university administrators

Information

Printable version (PDF)
Title Higher degree by research - Scholarship
Document Type Procedure
Document Number ANUP_7926390
Version
Purpose To articulate the University’s standards and principles for higher degree by research (HDR) scholarships administered by the University.
Audience Students-Graduate-Research, Staff-Academic-Research, Students-Graduate
Category Academic
Topic/ SubTopic Students - Higher Research Degrees
 
Effective Date 15 May 2024
Next Review Date 14 May 2025
 
Responsible Officer: Pro Vice-Chancellor (Graduate Research)
Approved By: Academic Board
Contact Area Graduate Research Office
Authority: Racial Discrimination Act 1975
Research Awards Rule 2021
Delegations 83, 428

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