French History Research Higher Degree Scholarship

Opens
15th Feb 2017
Closes
3rd Apr 2017
Study level
Graduate research
Enrolment status
Current student
University Trust Record

Non-trust

Study Area

French Studies

About

The French History Research Higher Degree Scholarship is a travelling scholarship to be awarded annually to research higher degree students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts or The Faculty of VCA and Music of The University of Melbourne who are studying an aspect of French History or Culture towards their degree. The award would be for overseas travel to France or elsewhere for academically justifiable research.

The scholarship will be awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Arts and The Faculty of VCA and Music and is open to eligible candidates in the Faculty of Arts and The Faculty of VCA and Music. If no suitable candidates apply for the award in any given year, the Committee may, at its discretion, decide not to make an award. Funds will be held over until the next year when two awards might then be offered.

Benefits

$1,500

One scholarship will be awarded.

Eligibility

Open to research higher degree students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts or The Faculty of VCA and Music of The University of Melbourne who are studying an aspect of French History or Culture towards their degree.

  • PhD candidates with confirmed candidature in the Faculty of Arts or the The Faculty of VCA and Music
  • Have good academic merit
  • Have a clear and justifiable plan for the use of the award

Conditions

The Scholarship is intended to be applied to airfares, train/bus fares, accommodation, and/or any other expenses associated with travel at the research site.

This award is not to fund the attendance at conferences or seminars if this is the sole purpose of the application. Nor is the award to be used to support course fees at an overseas institution.

Recipients are required to:

  • Accept award online within 21 days
  • Write two letters of appreciation to the donor/committee (upon acceptance and after completion)
  • Submit a final report

Outcome

Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 6-8 weeks after the closing date.

Application process

You must supply the following documents to support your application. You can upload these into the application form:

  1. Outline of proposed planned activities that will be undertaken through the Scholarship
  2. Current Academic Record/transcript
  3. Two academic references
  4. Any other information to support application that may assist the committee in making its decision

Apply

Enquiries

Email artsprizes-info@unimelb.edu.au

Disclaimer

The amount available for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.

The judges' decision will be final and the University reserves the right not to award the prize in the event it is considered that no work of sufficient merit has been submitted. Winning applicants please note the University of Melbourne reserves the right to publish the name of the winning applicant on its websites and other University of Melbourne publications.

Taxation on scholarships

Scholarships awarded to part-time students are assessed as taxable income by the Australian Taxation Office (under section 51-10 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997).

To ensure the correct rate of income tax is withheld, part-time students will be asked to provide a Tax File Number (TFN) Declaration Form prior to payment.

For further information on whether a scholarship is taxable, please visit the Australian Taxation Office website.