PhD Scholarship in Innovative Fair Tax Systems
A postgraduate research scholarship
Up to $28,854 stipend scholarships to support PhD students at the Faculty of Science.Highlights
|Value||Eligibility||Open date||Close date|
|$28,854 p.a. (up to 3 years)||Domestic/international PhD student Hold an Honours degree (First Class) or equivalent Hold a Masters degree with a substantial research component conduct research into taxation or finance Knowledge in Machine Learning and AI is desirable||1 August 2022||31 October 2022|
This scholarship is valued at $28,854 and is tenable for 3 years.
Holders of this scholarships will also receive for the Business School Supplementary Scholarship, increasing this award’s value and duration.Who's eligible
have an unconditional offer of admission to study a full-time PhD within the University of Sydney Business School at the University of Sydney.
be willing to conduct research into taxation or finance.
Multinationals (MNCs) tax avoidance has become a national blight and a global problem impacting tax fairness, transparency and economic efficiency. This scholarship aims to support a PhD student in exploring the optimal solution for the tax avoidance problem for both MNCs and governments via effective cost-benefit analysis through the design of a cutting-edge interdisciplinary machine-learning technique. Expected outcomes will include profound breakthroughs for enhancing economic growth via tax policy reform in Australia but also globally through cross-country tax avoidance comparison
This Scholarship is funded by an Australian Research Council (ARC) 2020 Discovery Project grant.Terms and conditions
a. Multinationals (MNCs) tax avoidance has become a national blight and a global problem impacting tax fairness, transparency and economic efficiency. This scholarship aims to support a PhD student in exploring the optimal solution for the tax avoidance problem for both MNCs and governments via effective cost-benefit analysis through the design of a cutting-edge interdisciplinary machine-learning technique. Expected outcomes will include profound breakthroughs for enhancing economic growth via tax policy reform in Australia but also globally through cross-country tax avoidance comparison
b. This Scholarship is funded by an Australian Research Council (ARC) 2020 Discovery Project grant.
a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having 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 willing to conduct research into taxation or finance.
c. Applicants must also hold at least one of the following in a relevant discipline: I. an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class Upper) or equivalent, or II. a Masters degree 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. area of study and/or research proposal, III. curriculum vitae, and IV. a personal statement which addresses why they consider themselves to be a good candidate for the scholarship.
b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the relevant research supervisor(s), or their nominated delegate(s).
a. The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend rate (2022 rate $28,854, indexed on 1 January each year) for three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. No extension is possible.
b. The Scholarship is for commencement in the relevant research period in which it is offered and cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research without prior approval.
c. Successful applicant will also be offered Business School Supplementary Research Scholarship.
d. No other amount is payable.
e. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.
5. Eligibility for Progression
a. Progression is subject to attending and passing the annual progress evaluation.
6. Leave Arrangements
a. The Scholarship recipient receives up to 20 working days recreation leave each year of the Scholarship and this may be accrued. However, the student will forfeit any unused leave remaining when the Scholarship is terminated or complete. Recreation leave does not attract a leave loading and the supervisor's agreement must be obtained before leave is taken.
b. The Scholarship recipient may take up to 10 working days sick leave each year of the Scholarship and this may be accrued over the tenure of the Scholarship. Students with family responsibilities, caring for sick children or relatives, or experiencing domestic violence, may convert up to five days of their annual sick leave entitlement to carer’s 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.
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, ARC 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.
a. The Scholarship will be terminated:
I. on resignation or withdrawal of the recipient from their research degree, II. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award, III. if the recipient 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 recipient 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 recipient does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or VII. if the recipient 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.
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.Contact us
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