Provider: Bond University

Background: Bond University offers a range of living stipend scholarships for commencing Doctoral degree students. Living stipends are tax exempt, and provide financial support to enable students to focus on their studies.

The 2016 Bond University Postgraduate Award provides an opportunity for outstanding commencing candidates to receive a living allowance of $26,288.00 p.a. (indexed annually) for up to three years. The scholarship is tax-free and contributes to living costs for three years for PhD students (pro rata for part-time students).

Timeline:

Opening date:

Now open for September 2016 Scholarship Round

Closing date:

5pm EST on 30th September, 2016

Scheme details:

Scheme and description

A limited number of scholarships are available. They are awarded to students wishing to continue their education through higher degree research.

Scholarships will be based on the key criteria and awarded on academic merit.

Students cannot apply if they hold another scholarship in the requested period.

Late or incomplete Scholarship applications received after 30th September, 2016 will not be considered.

Categories of funding (if applicable)

N/A

Eligibility

In order to apply for an HDR program, students must meet the required academic entry requirements, as well as satisfy visa, residency and English proficiency requirements.

The scholarship is open to students who are studying a PhD Doctorate by Research AND hold a valid Letter of offer for enrolment at Bond University.

Previous applicants for Scholarships, who have been unsuccessful, are not eligible to re-apply.

Means of submission

Scholarship application process

Step 1 - Expression of Interest Your first step is to lodge a HDR Expression of Interest.  Once your Expression of Interest has been accepted, you will be required to make an application for admission to a HDR Doctoral program through the relevant Faculty.

Step 2 - Find a Supervisor To start this process, click on the Find a Supervisor button.

Step 3 - Admission to Bond University To start this process, click on the Apply for admission button..

Step 4 - Apply for a Scholarship Once your application for admission has been approved, and you have received your Letter of Offer, you may then apply for a scholarship through the Apply for Scholarship button.

Applicants must complete the on line Application Form

For further information please email the Research Scholarships Officer.

Provider: Bond University

Background: Bond University offers a range of living stipend scholarships for commencing Doctoral degree students. Living stipends are tax exempt, and provide financial support to enable students to focus on their studies.

The 2016 Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) provides an opportunity for outstanding candidates to receive a living allowance of $26,288.00 p.a. (indexed annually) for up to three years.

The scholarship is tax-free and contributes to living costs for three years for PhD students (pro-rata for part-time students).

Timeline:

Opening date:

Now open for September 2016 Scholarship Round

Closing date:

5pm EST on 30th September 2016

Scheme details:

Scheme and description

A limited number of scholarships are available. They are awarded to students wishing to continue their education through higher degree research.

Scholarships will be based on the key criteria and awarded on academic merit.

Students cannot apply if they hold another scholarship in the requested period.

Late or incomplete Scholarship applications received after 30th September, 2016 will not be considered.

Categories of funding (if applicable)

N/A

Eligibility

In order to apply for an HDR program, students must meet the required academic entry requirements, as well as satisfy visa, residency and English proficiency requirements.

The scholarship is open to Australian, New Zealand citizens and permanent residents, who are commencing a PhD Doctorate by Research with a valid offer of enrolment at Bond University.

Previous applicants for Scholarships, who have been unsuccessful, are not eligible to re-apply.

Means of submission

Scholarship application process

Step 1 - Expression of Interest Your first step is to lodge a HDR Expression of Interest.  Once your Expression of Interest has been accepted, you will be required to make an application for admission to a HDR Doctoral program through the relevant Faculty.

Step 2 - Find a Supervisor To start this process, click on the Find a Supervisor button.

Step 3 - Admission to Bond University To start this process, click on the Apply for admission button.

Step 4 - Apply for a Scholarship Once your application for admission has been approved, and you have received your Letter of Offer, you may then apply for a scholarship through the Apply for Scholarship button.

Applicants must complete the on line Application Form

For further information please email the Research Scholarships Officer.

Information for applicants and how to apply: Steps 1 - 4

Steps 1 - 3 of the Application process must be completed prior to lodging your Scholarship application. These 3 steps may take up to 4 weeks to complete - ensure that you allow for this time before the Scholarship application closure date of 30th September, 2016.
If you have previously applied for a scholarship at Bond University, and were unsuccessful, you are noteligible to re-apply.
Late or incomplete Scholarship applications received after 30th September, 2016 will not be considered in this Round.

Expression of interest

Your first step is to lodge a HDR Expression of Interest.  Once your Expression of Interest has been accepted, you will be required to make an application for admission to a HDR Doctoral program through the relevant Faculty.

Find a supervisor

To start this process

Find a Supervisor

Apply for submisison

In order to apply for an HDR program, students must meet the required academic entry requirements, as well as satisfy visa, residency and English proficiency requirements.

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Apply for a scholarship

Once your application for admission has been approved, and you have received your Letter of Offer, you may then apply for a scholarship.

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Scholarship questions

Can I be awarded a partial scholarship? A partial scholarship may be awarded (typically) to the value of half the award and is subject to funding availability.

Can I be employed whilst on a scholarship?

An award holder is permitted to undertake a limited amount of part-time employment, provided the work does not interfere with the progress of the research program. Approval can be sought from the Faculty’s Associate Dean Research (ADR) for periods of part-time work amounting to more than six hours per week for full-time students and pro-rata for part-time students. The ADR must certify that the work does not interfere with the progress of the research, and the statement must be lodged with the Research Scholarships Officer at Research Services.

How is my scholarship paid to me?

The scholarship is paid fortnightly in arrears by the Bond University payroll system directly into your nominated account.

Are scholarship stipends increased during the term of scholarship?

Externally funded scholarship payments are indexed annually. Internally funded faculty scholarships may not be indexed.

Will I pay tax on my scholarship income?

Scholarship payments are not taxed. Because the scholarship is not taxable income, you will not receive a payment summary at the end of the financial year.

What is the term of my scholarship?

Bond scholarships are granted for a period of  three years for a Doctoral degree. The period is calculated from the date of enrolment (i.e. if you are already enrolled in your program, commencement will be the date of your enrolment).

Do I get leave whilst I am receiving a scholarship?

Leave is calculated pro-rata within the tenure of the award. Your entitlements per annum are:

  • 20 days recreational leave during the scholarship term
  • 10 days sick leave

You may apply for leave of absence if you require more time away due to extenuating circumstances.

When does the scholarship end?

The award will be terminated two weeks after the thesis is submitted or at the end of the award (whichever is earlier).  

Awards will be terminated before this time:

  • If the student ceases to meet the eligibility criteria;
  • If the University determines that the course of study is not being carried out with competence and diligence in accordance with the offer of the award;
  • On the death or incapacity of the candidate;
  • On the withdrawal from the program
  • If the awardee does not resume study following a period of intermission or make arrangements to extend that suspension and
  • If the student has failed to maintain satisfactory academic progress

If the student has committed serious misconduct including, but not limited to, the provision of false or misleading information.

Scholarship awarded:

Once you have been awarded your Scholarship, the Research Scholarship Officer will contact you and provide you with a Schedule and Acceptance Letter and Terms and Conditions for your Scholarship.

Scholarship acceptance:

When you receive  a Schedule and Acceptance letter, along with the Terms and Conditions of your scholarship, you will need to read, sign and return the documents, and provide your Australian bank account details to the Research Scholarships Officer before your scholarship can be processed.

Your scholarship stipends will not commence until you are fully enrolled in your HDR program.

Scholarship Terms and Conditions:

The terms and conditions of your scholarship outline:

  • Leave entitlements
  • Extensions
  • Suspension
  • Termination

It is important you read this document, and sign that you accept the terms and conditions. Failure to adhere to your scholarship terms and conditions may result in suspension or termination.

Leave entitlements:

Leave entitlements in general will align with those for your Higher Degree Research (HDR) program.

Entitlements are outlined in the scholarship terms and conditions. You will need to apply for leave

Additional leave entitlements may be available depending on your circumstances.

Change of study plan:

Should you wish to change your study plan from full-time to part-time or vice versa, you must advise the your Supervisors and the Research Development Manager of the Faculty by completion of the relevant form.

Scholarship extensions:

Some scholarships may be extended beyond the initial term of three years.

To apply for a scholarship extension, you will need to complete a Request for extension form, and forward it to both your Faculty Research Development Manager and  the Research Scholarships Officer

Scholarship suspension:

Your scholarship will  be suspended if you postpone your studies or fail to comply with your scholarship terms and conditions.

Please advise your Supervisors and the Research Development Manager should you need to suspend your scholarship.

Failure to notify is a breach of the scholarship terms and conditions and may result in termination.

Scholarship termination:

Stipends will be terminated:

  • When the maximum duration of your scholarship term has been reached;
  • Two weeks after the submission of your thesis and
  • If your higher degree research is terminated due to inadequate academic progress