Bruce and Betty Green Postgraduate Research Scholarship * [F30754]
An asterisk (*) indicates that this scholarship is governed by conditions.
Note: This scholarship may not be available annually. Contact the Graduate Research and Scholarships Office.
The Bruce and Betty Green Foundation ('the Foundation') donates funds annually to provide supplementary scholarships to eligible domestic and international applicants to encourage and assist them to undertake a higher degree by research in Mathematics or Science at The University of Western Australia ('the University'). The scholarships, which are to be held in conjunction with an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), a University Postgraduate Award (UPA) or equivalent postgraduate research scholarship recognised by the University, are established and awarded in accordance with the conditions governing the APA/UPA (http://spe.publishing.uwa.edu.au/latest/scholarships/postgraduate/postgraduate) 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 'domestic applicant' or 'domestic student' is an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident;
an 'international applicant' or 'international student' is a student who is a citizen of an overseas country, except New Zealand;
a 'primary award' is an Australian Postgraduate Award or a University Postgraduate Award or another postgraduate research award recognised by the University;
a 'supplementary scholarship' 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 provides 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 Research Fees;
UPA is a University Postgraduate Award;
UPA(I) is a University Postgraduate Award (International Students).
1. The scholarship is called the Bruce and Betty Green Postgraduate Research Scholarship.
2. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and assist students to pursue an HDR in Mathematics or Science at the University.
Number and value
3.(1) The number and value of the scholarships is determined by the Scholarships Committee, having regard to the funds available from the Foundation.
(2) For domestic applicants, the scholarship must be held in conjunction with an APA, UPA, or another primary award.
(3) For international applicants, the scholarship must be held concurrently with a primary award such as a UPA(I).
4.(1) To be eligible for consideration for a scholarship an applicant mustâ€”
(a) be enrolled or eligible to enrol as a full-time student, or in exceptional circumstances and with the approval of the GRSO as a part-time student, in an HDR 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 HDR by the BGRS;
(d) be proposing to undertake research in mathematics or science; and
(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.
(2) To be eligible to take up the scholarship, a recipient must be enrolled in an HDR at the University and undertaking research in mathematics or science.
Body responsible for selection
5. The selection committee is the Scholarships Committee.
6. The scholarship is awarded by the selection committee to the applicant who best demonstrates academic achievement as evidenced by their academic record.
7. The scholarship is awarded by the Scholarships Committee.
8. The scholarship may be held concurrently with any other external or University award provided thatâ€”
(a) the combined value of the Bruce and Betty Green Postgraduate Research Scholarship and any other external or University scholarship is no more than 75 per cent of the APA or UPA; and
(b) the conditions of the concurrent award so permit.
9.(1) Domestic applicants must submit an online application in conjunction with the applications for the APA and UPA as advertised on the GRSO website at http://www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au/ by the advertised closing date.
(2) International applicants must complete and submit an online application in conjunction with the applications for the IPRS and SIRF scholarships as advertised on the GRSO website at http://www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au/ by the advertised closing date.
Criteria for continuation
10. 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 a satisfactory Annual Progress Report to the BGRS.
11. The scholarship is administered by the GRSO.
12. A scholarship recipient must enrol by the date set by the University or the scholarship may be withdrawn and reallocated to another applicant.
13. Any thesis dissertation or other publication resulting from research undertaken by the recipient while in receipt of a Bruce and Betty Green Postgraduate Research Scholarship must acknowledge the support of the scholarship and carry the University by-line.
14. 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.