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   Joy Schapper Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Clinical Psychology * [F35480]

Joy Schapper Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Clinical Psychology * [F35480]

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

Note: This scholarship is not currently available.

Dr Henry Schapper has bequeathed funds to The University of Western Australia (‘the University’) to provide a supplementary scholarship in memory of his wife, Joy Schapper. The Joy Schapper Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Clinical Psychology is provided to eligible students who are Australian citizens to encourage and assist them to undertake a combined course for the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Psychology in clinical psychology with a community service orientation at 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 conditions—

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 master’s course for which at least two-thirds of the student load for the course is required as research work;

UPA is a University Postgraduate Award. 

Title
1. The scholarship is called the Joy Schapper Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Clinical Psychology.

Purpose
2.
The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and assist students to undertake a combined course for the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Psychology in clinical psychology with a community service orientation.

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

Eligibility requirements
4.(1)
To be eligible for consideration for a scholarship an applicant must—

(a) be an Australian citizen;

(b) be enrolled or eligible to enrol as a full-time student in a combined course for the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Psychology in clinical psychology at the University by the date of commencement of the scholarship;

(c) intend to pursue research in clinical psychology with a community service orientation;

(d) have a bachelor’s degree of at least 2A honours standard or equivalent;

(e) have been accepted into the proposed HDR by the BGRS;

(f) 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;

(g) be able to demonstrate financial hardship through either—

(i) being in receipt of a means-tested Commonwealth income support payment (such as Youth Allowance, Austudy, Abstudy, disability support pension, Veteran’s Entitlements payment or another income tested benefit or pension) in the year in which the scholarship is awarded; or

(ii) submitting a statement of financial hardship.

(2) To be eligible to take up the scholarship, a recipient must—

(a) be enrolled in a combined course for a Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Psychology in clinical psychology at the University and undertaking research in clinical psychology with a community service orientation; and

(b) have had their proposed field of study approved by the Head of the School of Psychology and the GRSO.

Body responsible for selection
5.
The selection committee is the Scholarships Committee.

Selection criteria
6.
The scholarship is awarded by the selection committee to the applicant who, among those eligible in terms of Clause 4, best demonstrates—

(a) academic achievement;

(b) the relevance of their proposed research project to the purpose of the scholarship.

Awarding body
7.
The scholarship is awarded by the Scholarships Committee.

Concurrent awards
8.
The scholarship may be held concurrently with any other external or University award provided that—

(a) the combined value of the Joy Schapper Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Clinical Psychology and any other external or University scholarship is no more that 75 per cent of the APA/UPA; and

(b) the conditions of the concurrent award so permit.

Application procedure
9.
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.

Criteria for continuation
10.
Continuation of the scholarship from year to year is subject to the recipient—

(a) maintaining continuous enrolment at the University as a full-time student in a combined course for the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Psychology in clinical psychology; and

(b) submitting a satisfactory Annual Progress Report to the BGRS.

Administering body
11.
The scholarship is administered by the GRSO.

Commencement
12.
A scholarship recipient must enrol by the date set by the University or the scholarship may be withdrawn and reallocated to another applicant.

Publications
13.
Any thesis, dissertation or other publication resulting from research undertaken by the recipient while in receipt of the Joy Schapper Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Clinical Psychology must acknowledge the support of the scholarship and carry the University by-line.

Intellectual property
14.
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.

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