Rodney R. T. Prider Travel Scholarship *Â [F2060]
An asterisk (*) indicates that this scholarship is governed by conditions.
Emeritus Professor R. T. Prider having donated the sum of $30,000 for the establishment of a travel scholarship in honour of his late son, Rodney, who was an exceptionally distinguished student and a tutor in the then Department of Classics and Ancient History, the Rodney R. T. Prider Travel Scholarship Fund is established and the Rodney R. T. Prider Travel Scholarship is awarded in accordance with the following conditions.
1. The scholarship is called the Rodney R. T. Prider Travel Scholarship.
2. The purpose of the scholarship is to support travel and historical study related to research in Mediterranean countries or the Middle East for a student who is enrolled in a postgraduate research course in Classics and Ancient History at the University.
3. (1) The scholarship is provided from the annual income of the fund after capitalisation, in accordance with Senate policy.
(2) The selection committee (identified in 5 below) may determine from time to time that the value of the scholarship is to be shared among two or more successful applicants.
4. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship an applicant must be enrolled in a postgraduate research course in Classics and Ancient History.
Body Responsible for Selection
5. The selection committee comprisesâ€”
(a) the Chair of the Classics and Ancient History discipline group, as chair;
(b) the Head of the School of Humanities; and
(c) three members of the Classics and Ancient History teaching staff in the School of Humanities.
6. The scholarship is awarded to the applicant who, in the opinion of the selection committee, best demonstratesâ€”
(a) academic achievement; andÂ
(b)Â the significance ofÂ the proposed travel to the applicant's research project.
7. (1) Selection of the recipient is made by the selection committee having regard to the applicants' academic records and supporting documentation addressing the selection criteria.
(2)Â The selection committee may recommend to the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences that theÂ scholarship be shared among two or more successful applicants.Â
8. The scholarship is awarded annually by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences on the recommendation of the Rodney R. T. Prider Travel Scholarship Selection Committee.
Method of Payment
9. The scholarship is normally paid in one instalment within two months of the selection taking place.
10. Applications must be submitted to the Chair of the Classics and Ancient History discipline group, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences by 31 October of the year prior to travel and must include:
(a) a statement of the purpose and period of the proposed travel and a proposed itinerary;
(b) a provisional budget for the travel, and an indication of other funds, obtained or potential, which could be used to support the travel.
(c) an explanation of the relationship of the travel to the student's academic work; and
(d) an indication of any publications, other than a postgraduate thesis, which may result from the travel.
11. The scholarship is administered by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Variation to Travel Programme
12. Once a scholarship has been awarded, a recipient who wishes to vary significantly the proposed programme of travel must seek approval for the variation from the Head of the School of Humanities.
Student Report and Presentation
13. The recipient of a scholarship is expected to, within three months of returning to Australia, present a written report on the work which he or she has completed while in receipt of the scholarship and must give a public lecture on the subject.
14. Any thesis, dissertationÂ or other publication resulting from research undertaken by the recipient while in receipt of the Rodney R. T. Prider Travel Scholarship 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 web site at http://www.universitypolicies.uwa.edu.au/page/117132.