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PhD Scholarship in Building Gender Equality and Sustainable Careers in Male-Dominated Occupations

University of Sydney

Location
Australia
Level
Master Scholarship  
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January 24, 2022

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PhD Scholarship in Building Gender Equality and Sustainable Careers in Male- Dominated Occupations

A postgraduate research scholarship

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A $28,597 stipend scholarship to support a PhD student for the ARC Future Fellowship grant 'Smashing Glass Walls: Building Gender Equality in Male Dominated Jobs' at the University of Sydney Business School.

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$28,597 p.a. (up to 3 years) Domestic student Willing to undertake research into specified project Hold an honours or master's degree in a related field 26 January 2022 14 February 2022
How to apply

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Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $28,597 and is tenable for 3 years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be domestic student.
  • unconditional offer of admission to study full-time in a PhD within the University of Sydney Business School.

  • willing to conduct research into the PhD specified project.

  • have Professor Rae Cooper as their supervisor within the University of Sydney Business School.

  • must hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper) or a Master's degree in industrial relations, sociology or directly relevant field with a substantial research component.

  • Background

    This scholarship has been established to support a research student for the ARC Future Fellowship grant 'Smashing Glass Walls: Building Gender Equality in Male Dominated Jobs' under the supervision of Professor Rae Cooper within the University of Sydney Business School.

    Terms and conditions

    1. Background

    a. This Scholarship has been established to support a research student for the ARC Future Fellowship grant 'Smashing Glass Walls: Building Gender Equality in Male Dominated Jobs' under the supervision of Professor Rae Cooper within the University of Sydney Business School.

    b. This project investigates gender segregation, which is a remarkably resilient problem in the Australian labour market, despite women's increasing labour force participation and strong educational attainment. It examines this problem with a focus on women's careers in very male-dominated occupations. In these contexts, women enter in low numbers, find it difficult to progress, and face extremely hostile working environments. Adopting a career stage, a worker- and industry-engaged, and a comparative design, the project will generate new insight into where and how sustainable careers for women are challenged in these contexts. This knowledge will inform strategies to build gender equality in jobs at the heart of the economy

    c. Successful applicant will also be offered Business School Supplementary Research Scholarship.

    2. Eligibility

    a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant holding an unconditional offer of admission to study full-time in a PhD within the University of Sydney Business School at the University of Sydney.

    b. Applicants must be a domestic student.

    c. Applicants must be willing to conduct research into the PhD project area as per section 1(b).

    d. Applicants must have Professor Rae Cooper as their supervisor within the University of Sydney Business School.

    e. Applicants must hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper) or a Master's degree in industrial relations, sociology or directly relevant field with a substantial research component.

    3. Selection Criteria

    a. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:

    I. academic merit, II. curriculum vitae, III. area of study/research proposal, IV. a personal statement of no more than 1 page demonstrating how their skills and experience make them a good candidate for this Scholarship.

    b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship by the nomination of the academic supervisor, Professor Rae Cooper, within the University of Sydney Business School.

    4. Value

    a. The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $28,597 per annum (fixed rate) for three years with the possibility of six months extension subject to satisfactory academic performance. The University may approve a part-time Stipend Scholarship where the University is satisfied that there are special circumstances beyond the student’s control (for example medical conditions, financial hardship, carer’s responsibilities). Part-time scholarship may have tax implications and student should seek tax advice from registered tax agents.

    b. The Scholarship is for commencement in relevant research period in which it is offered and cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research.

    c. No other amount is payable.

    d. The Scholarship is subject to availability of funding.

    5. Eligibility for Progression

    a. Progression is subject to passing the annual progress evaluation, maintaining satisfactory progress in coursework and completing school research milestones.

    6. Leave Arrangements

    a. Holders of the Scholarship receive up to 20 working days recreation leave every 12 months of the Scholarship and this may be accrued. Any unused leave when the Scholarship is terminated or completed will be forfeited. Recreation leave does not attract a leave loading. The supervisor's agreement must be obtained before leave is taken.

    b. Holders of the Scholarship may take up to 10 working days sick leave every 12 months of the Scholarship and this may be accrued over the tenure of the Scholarship. Students with carer responsibility may convert up to five days of their annual sick leave entitlement to carers leave on presentation of medical certificate/s. Students taking sick leave must inform their supervisor as soon as practicable.

    7. Research Overseas

    a. The Scholarship recipient may not normally conduct research overseas within the first six months of award.

    b. The Scholarship holder may conduct up to 12 months of their research outside Australia. Approval must be sought from the student's supervisor, Head of School and the Faculty via application to the Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC), and will only be granted if the research is essential for completion of the degree. All periods of overseas research are cumulative and will be counted towards a student's candidature. Students must remain enrolled full-time at the University and receive approval to count time away.

    8. Suspension

    a. The Scholarship recipient cannot suspend their award within their first six months of study, unless a legislative provision applies.

    b. The Scholarship recipient may apply for up to 12 months suspension of the Scholarship for any reason during the tenure of the Scholarship. Periods of Scholarship suspension are cumulative and failure to resume study after suspension will result in the award being terminated. Approval must be sought from the student's supervisor, Head of School and the Faculty via application to the Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC). Periods of study towards the degree during suspension of the Scholarship will be deducted from the maximum tenure of the Scholarship.

    9. Changes in Enrolment

    a. The Scholarship recipient must notify HDRAC, and their supervisor promptly of any planned changes to their enrolment including but not limited to: attendance pattern, suspension, leave of absence, withdrawal, course transfer, and candidature upgrade or downgrade. If the award holder does not provide notice of the changes identified above, the University may require repayment of any overpaid stipend.

    10. Termination

    a. The Scholarship will terminate:

    I. on resignation or withdrawal of the student from their research degree, II. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award, III. if the student ceases to be a full-time student and prior approval has not been obtained to hold the Scholarship on a part-time basis, IV. upon the student having completed the maximum candidature for their degree as per the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 Policy, V. if the recipient receives an alternative primary stipend scholarship. In such circumstances this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative stipend scholarship where it is of higher value, VI. if the student does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or VII. if the student ceases to meet the eligibility requirements specified for this Scholarship, (other than during a period in which the Scholarship has been suspended or during a period of approved leave).

    b. The Scholarship may also be terminated by the University before this time if, in the opinion of the University:

    I. the course of study is not being carried out with competence and diligence or in accordance with the terms of this offer, II. the student fails to maintain satisfactory progress, or III. the student has committed misconduct or other inappropriate conduct.

    c. The Scholarship will be suspended throughout the duration of any enquiry/appeal process.

    d. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

    11. Misconduct

    a. Where during the Scholarship a student engages in misconduct, or other inappropriate conduct (either during the Scholarship or in connection with the student’s application and eligibility for the Scholarship), which in the opinion of the University warrants recovery of funds provided, the University may require the student to repay payments made in connection with the Scholarship. Examples of such conduct include and without limitation; academic dishonesty, research misconduct within the meaning of the Research Code of Conduct (for example, plagiarism in proposing, carrying out or reporting the results of research, or failure to declare or manage a serious conflict of interests), breach of the Code of Conduct for Students and misrepresentation in the application materials or other documentation associated with the Scholarship.

    b. The University may require such repayment at any time during or after the Scholarship period. In addition, by accepting this Scholarship, the student consents to all aspects of any investigation into misconduct in connection with this Scholarship being disclosed by the University to the funding body and/or any relevant professional body.

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