E. E. Cockell Postgraduate Research Scholarship * [F28377]
An asterisk (*) indicates that this scholarship is governed by conditions.
Edith Elaine Cockell has bequeathed a sum of money to The University of Western Australia (the University) to establish the Edith E. Cockell Bequest Capital Fund to provide full or supplementary scholarships to eligible domestic and international applicants to enrol in a higher degree by research and undertake research in the School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences at the University into the causation, manifestations, treatment or prevention of mental illness.
Full scholarships are awarded in accordance with the conditions governing the Australian/University Postgraduate Awards http://www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au/home except as set out below. Supplementary scholarships for both domestic and international students are governed by the conditions of the primary award, except as set out below. Students will benefit from any changes to conditions that are to their advantage, otherwise the conditions which governed the scholarship at the time of award will apply.
Definitions and Acronyms
For the purpose of these conditionsâ€”
a â€śdomestic applicantâ€ť or â€śdomestic studentâ€ť is an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident;
an â€śinternational applicantâ€ť or â€śinternational studentâ€ť is a student who is a citizen of an overseas country, except New Zealand;
a â€śprimary awardâ€ť is an Australian Postgraduate Award or a University Postgraduate Award or another postgraduate research award recognised by the University;
a â€śsupplementary scholarshipâ€ť is a scholarship that is held in conjunction with a primary award such as an Australian Postgraduate Award or a University Postgraduate Award, and that providesÂ benefits no greater than 75 per cent of the base stipend rate of the primary scholarship;
APA means an Australian Postgraduate Award;
BGRS is the Board of the Graduate Research School;
GRSO is the Graduate Research and Scholarships Office;
HDR is a higher degree by research, which is a doctorate or masterâ€™s course for which at least two-thirds of the student load for the course is required as research work;
IPRS is an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship;
SIRF is a Scholarship for International Fees;
UPA is a University Postgraduate Award;
UPA(I) is a University Postgraduate Award (International Students).
1. The scholarship is called the E. E. Cockell Postgraduate Research Scholarship.
2. The purpose of the scholarship is to enable an eligible HDR student to undertake research in the School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences at the University into the causation, manifestation, treatment or prevention of mental illness.
Number, Value and Type of Scholarship
3.(1) The number and value of scholarships to be awarded in each year are determined by the Scholarships Committee of the University having regard to the income on the fund.
(2) The scholarship may be awarded asâ€”
(a) a full scholarship; or
(b) for domestic applicants, as a supplementary scholarship to be held in conjunction with anÂ APA, UPA, or another primary award; or
(c) for international applicants as a supplementary scholarship, to be held concurrently with aÂ primary award such as a UPA(I).
4. To be eligible for consideration for a scholarship an applicant mustâ€”
(a) be eligible to enrol or be enrolled as a full-time student or in exceptional circumstances and with the approval of the University, as a part-time student in an HDR through the School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences at the University by the date of commencement of their scholarship;
(b) have a bachelorâ€™s degree with first class honours (H1) or equivalent;
(c) have been accepted into the proposed HDRÂ by the BGRS;
(d) be proposing to undertake research in the School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences;
(e) not have completed a degree either at the same level as, or at a higher level than, the degree for which the candidature is sought.
5. The scholarship is awarded to eligible applicants on the basis of academic achievement as evidenced by the applicantsâ€™ academic records.
6. (1) Domestic applicants must complete and submit the online application for the APA and UPA in the main round of applications as advertised on the GRSO website at http://www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au/home by the advertised closing date.
(2) International applicants must complete and submit an online application in conjunction with the applications for IPRS and SIRF scholarships as advertised on the GRSO website at http://www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au/home by the advertised closing date.
7. The scholarship is awarded by the Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.
Criteria for Continuation
8. Continuation of the scholarship from year to year is subject to the recipientâ€”
(a) maintaining continuous enrolment at the University as a full-time student, unless otherwise recommended by the Scholarships Committee and approved by the BGRS; and
(b) submitting, through their supervisor and the Head of the School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, a satisfactory Annual Progress Report to the Board of the BGRS.
9. The scholarship is administered by the GRSO.
10. A scholarship recipient must enrol by the date set by the University or the scholarship may be withdrawn and reallocated to another applicant.
11. Any thesis, dissertation or other publication, resulting from research undertaken by the recipient while in receipt of the E. E. Cockell Postgraduate Research Scholarship must acknowledge the support of the scholarship and carry the University by-line.
12. Intellectual Property is governed by the Universityâ€™s Intellectual Property policy available on the Universityâ€™s website at http://www.universitypolicies.uwa.edu.au/page/117132.