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   Charles and Annie Neumann Scholarships in Agriculture [F13601]

Charles and Annie Neumann Scholarships in Agriculture [F13601]

The late Frieda Grace Marie Neumann having bequeathed to the University the residue of her estate to establish and maintain a postgraduate award or awards in agriculture, to enable graduates of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at The University of Western Australia to engage upon research either within or without the State of Western Australia in the interest of and for the benefit of farming in Western Australia and to be named after Charles and Annie Neumann, the Charles and Annie Neumann Scholarships in Agriculture are established and are awarded under the following regulations.

1. The income from the Charles and Annie Neumann Trust Fund is used to provide for the scholarships.

2. Except as provided in the following regulations, the conditions of the Australian Postgraduate Awards apply to the scholarships.

3. The purpose of the scholarships is to enable graduates of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences to undertake higher degrees by research at The University of Western Australia in the interests of and for the benefit of farming in Western Australia.

4. The scholarships are awarded from time to time by the Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.

5. Each scholarship comprises:

(a) a basic annual scholarship; and

(b) an additional sum to enable the recipient to undertake, during the tenure of the award, a period of overseas travel for the purposes of research.

6. The annual value of a scholarship and of the travel component is determined from time to time by the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences but the value of the scholarship will not be less than that of an Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) and the value of the travel component will not be less than $5000.

7. A scholarship is awarded for a period of up to three years but may be extended by up to six months in exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the Scholarships Committee.

8. To be eligible to be considered for a scholarship a candidate must—

(a) have achieved first class or 2A honours in a degree offered by the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences of this University; and

(b)(i) be an Australian citizen; or

(ii) have been granted permanent resident status and have lived in Australia continuously for the previous 12 months.

9.(1) The scholarships will be advertised by the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, and applications must be submitted to reach the Administrative Officer of the Faculty by the nominated closing date.

(2) Each application must contain particulars of the applicant's academic qualifications and the proposed programme of work to be undertaken under the scholarship.

10. The scholarships are awarded by the Scholarships Committee of the Academic Board, having regard to the recommendations of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and after consideration of reports on the candidates and on the postgraduate work they propose to conduct, obtained from such persons as the selection committee may decide.

11. Any thesis or other publication arising from research carried out during tenure of a scholarship must acknowledge the assistance of the scholarship.

12.(1) A student who holds a scholarship is ineligible for any other scholarship, fellowship or similar award within the gift of the University.

(2) If a student receives an award from any other source during the tenure of the scholarship, they must advise the Faculty which may reduce the amount of the scholarship by such amount as the Faculty may decide.

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