Funded by the Australian Research Council – Discovery Projects, the Scholarship aims to support students undertaking a Ph.D. within the School of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, where the focus of their research will be on new rare-earth free solid-state magnetic materials.
The University was founded on two main principles — religious tolerance and the admission of students on academic merit. The first principle ensured students were admitted regardless of religious belief. The second is that students ‘matriculated’ to the university by passing an academic examination. Both ideas were new ways of thinking about universities in the mid-nineteenth century and challenged traditional university models. They emerged out of serious conversations in Britain and Europe about the purpose of universities and were adapted by our founders to create a university to suit the colonial circumstances of New South Wales.
Scholarship recipients will focus on either synthesis, structural and physical property characterization, or data mining and computational modeling; with the flexibility to work across all aspects of the project.
The Scholarship recipient receives up to 20 working days of recreation leave each year of the Scholarship and this may be accrued. However, the student will forfeit any unused leave remaining when the Scholarship is terminated or completed. Recreation leave does not attract a leave loading and the supervisor’s agreement must be obtained before the leave is taken.
The Scholarship recipient may take up to 10 working days sick leave each year of the Scholarship and this may be accrued over the tenure of the Scholarship. Students with family responsibilities, caring for sick children or relatives, or experiencing domestic violence, may convert up to five days of their annual sick leave entitlement to carer’s leave on presentation of medical certificate(s). Students taking sick leave must inform their supervisor as soon as practicable.
The Scholarship holder may conduct up to 12 months of their research outside Australia. Approval must be sought from the student’s supervisor, Head of School, and the Faculty via application to the Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC) and will only be granted if the research is essential for completion of the degree.
- The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent $29,880 per annum (indexed on 1 January each year) for up to 3.5 years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
- Have an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled to study full-time in a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) within the School of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney
- Hold an honors degree (First Class or Second Class upper) or a master’s degree in a related field with a substantial research component, or equivalent
- Be willing to undertake research in solid-state magnetic materials
- Be willing to work at major neutron and X-ray scattering facilities.