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   Grieve Memorial Travel Award * [F22279]

Grieve Memorial Travel Award * [F22279]

An asterisk (*) indicates that this scholarship is governed by conditions.

Note: The Grieve Memorial Travel Award will be awarded biennially commencing in 2008.

Family, friends, colleagues and benefactors have made donations to establish a fund to provide a travel award in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences as a memorial to the late Professor Brian Grieve, a highly regarded botanist in the then Botany Department of The University of Western Australia (UWA). Professor Grieve is best known for his multi-volume book series How to Know Western Australian Wildflowers. The Grieve Memorial Travel Fund is established for the purpose and the award is established and administered in accordance with the following conditions.

Title
1.
The title of the award is the Grieve Memorial Travel Award.

Purpose
2.
The purpose of the award is to assist a UWA postgraduate student to pursue and benefit from travel related to research in Australian native plants.

Value
3.
The award is provided from the annual income of the fund after capitalisation in accordance with Senate policy.

Eligibility requirements
4.
To be eligible for consideration an applicant must be—

(a) a citizen or permanent resident of Australia;

(b) enrolled as a full-time student in a higher degree by research in the School of Plant Biology; and

(c) undertaking research related to Australian native plants.

Body Responsible for Selection
5.
The selection committee for the award comprises:

(a) the Head of the School of Plant Biology; and

(b) relevant academic staff.

Selection Criteria
6.
The award is awarded by the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences on the recommendation of the selection committee to the applicant who, in its opinion, best demonstrates in their application and supporting documentation—

(a) academic achievement;

(b) the relevance of their research to Australian native plants; and

(c) the relevance of their proposed travel to their future study or work.

Selection Process
7.
Selection of the recipient is made by the selection committee having regard to the applicant's academic records, and completed application including a statement addressing the selection criteria.

Method of Payment
8.
The award is paid in one lump sum immediately prior to departure.

Conditions of Award
9.
Within three months of return, the recipient is required to report to an appropriate forum, as determined by the Head of the School of Plant Biology, on the experience and knowledge gained as a result of travel supported by the award.

Application Procedure
10.(1)
Written applications are called for biennially by the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and must be submitted to the Senior Faculty Administrative Officer by the advertised closing date.

(2) Applications must include a one to two page typed A4 personal statement by the applicant, addressing the selection criteria outlined in 6.

Administering Body
11.
The award is administered by the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.

Publications
12.
Any thesis, dissertation or other publication resulting from research undertaken by the recipient while in receipt of the Grieve Memorial Travel Award must acknowledge the support of the award and carry the University by-line.

Intellectual Property
13.
Intellectual property is governed by the University's Intellectual Property policy available on the University's web site at http://www.universitypolicies.uwa.edu.au/page/117132.

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