Ferguson Travel Scholarship in Architecture * [F7719]
An asterisk (*) indicates that this scholarship is governed by conditions. This scholarship is governed by the University Policy on Establishment and Award of Scholarships except as set out in the conditions that follow.
Dr R. J. (Gus) Ferguson, A.Arch PTC, Hon.D.Arch W.Aust. LFRAIA has made donations totalling of $100,000 to The University of Western Australia for the purpose of providing, for ten years, an annual travel scholarship in architecture. The scholarship is established and administered in accordance with the following conditions.
1. The scholarship is called the Ferguson Travel Scholarship in Architecture.
2. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a UWA student who is completing the final 24 points of study for the Master of Architecture (by coursework), or who has completed the Master of Architecture (by coursework) within the past six months, to pursue and benefit from travel experience and further studies or work in architecture or associated subject areas outside Australia.
3.(1) The annual value of the scholarship is $10,000.
(2) The donation is invested in accordance with Senate policy.
4. To be eligible for consideration an applicantâ€”
(a) must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia;
(i) be completing the finalÂ 24 points of study for theÂ Master of Architecture (by coursework); or
(ii) have completed the Master of Architecture (by coursework) within the past six months;
(c) must have demonstrated:
(i) an understanding of and enthusiasm for architecture;
(ii) academic achievement in the higher level units of the Master of Architecture (by Coursework)Â course; and
(iii) an attitude which, in the opinion of the selection panel, embraces the purposes of the scholarship.
Body Responsible for Selection
5. The selectionÂ committee for the scholarship comprises:
(a) the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts or nominee;
(b) Dr Gus Ferguson, or his nominee; and
(c)Â a nominee selected by the Director of Ferguson Architects from the discipline of Architecture in the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts.
6. The scholarship is awarded to the applicant who, among those eligible, in the opinion of the selection committee best demonstrates in their application and supporting documentationâ€”
(a) academic achievement in the higher level units of the Master of Architecture (by Coursework)Â course as evidenced by their academic record;
(b) an understanding of and enthusiasm for architecture; and
(c) an attitude which embraces the purposes of the scholarship.
7.(1) Selection of the recipient is made by the selection committee having regard to the applicants' academic record, completed applications and supporting documentation.
(2) Applicants are short-listed for interview by the selection panel and are required to present their folio of practical work at the interview.
8. The scholarship is awarded by the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, on the recommendation of the selection committee.
Method of Payment
9. The scholarship is paid as a lump sum on or before the commencement of travel.
10. The scholarship may be held concurrently with any other external or University award provided that the conditions of the concurrent award so permit.
11.(1) Written applications for the scholarship are called for annually and must be submitted to the Faculty Administrative Officer of the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts no later than the advertised closing date.
(2) Written applications must include:
(a) a proposed program for the use of the scholarship indicatingâ€”
(i) details of intended travel; and
(ii) nature of studies and/or details of proposed work experience;
(b) time frame required to achieve the proposed program if at variance with that noted under 13(1).
12. The scholarship is administered and advertised by the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts.
13.(1) Unless otherwise agreed with the selection panel, the recipient of the scholarshipÂ must commence the travel program within six months of receiving the scholarship and return to Perth no later than 18 months after receiving the scholarship.
(2) No later than three months after returning to Perth, the recipient must share with the profession the benefits of the program by way of an illustrated presentation to the students of the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts and members of the profession, at the discretion of the Dean of the Faculty.
(3) If, during the travel program, the recipient finds a need to extend the nominated timeframe such extension is at the discretion of the Dean of the Faculty but no further funding is provided for any such extension.
(4) If the recipient does not return to Australia within 18 months of receiving the scholarship, the full value of the scholarship must be reimbursed.
14. Any thesis, dissertation or other publication resulting from research undertaken by the recipient while in receipt of the Ferguson Travel Scholarship in Architecture must acknowledge the support of the scholarship and carry the University by-line.
15. Intellectual Property is governed by the University's Intellectual Property policy available on the University's website at http://www.universitypolicies.uwa.edu.au/page/117132.