Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Each year, Griffith University makes available a number of awards for full-time candidates undertaking a Higher Degree Research program. These awards are known as the Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (GUPRS). This document provides the conditions that apply to GUPRS applicants and awardees. Policies may be adopted that provide for a limited number of GUPRS to be allocated to achieve specific strategic objectives. In such cases there may be additional eligibility requirements or variations to the procedure for selection and award. Such variations will be documented in the relevant scholarship scheme guidelines and/or the minutes of the scholarship selection committee. In such cases the GUPRS conditions of award will be amended to reflect the variations applicable to the awardee.
How to Apply
Persons wishing to apply for a GUPRS may do so when completing the Griffith University Application for Higher Degree by Research Candidature & Application for a Postgraduate Research Scholarship. Persons wishing to be considered for the award of a GUPRS must lodge their applications during a nominated scholarship application round.
Awards will only be available to those who:-
a. have completed a Bachelors Degree with First Class Honours or equivalent as defined in the University’s Research Postgraduate Scholarship Application Assessment and Award Policy
b. are enrolling as full-time candidates (or part-time for those with part-time awards) in an eligible research masters program or a doctoral degree, at Griffith University
c. have not already completed a degree at the same or higher level as the proposed candidature
d. are not receiving another award/scholarship/salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the GUPRS stipend rate to undertake the proposed program
e. have not held a GUPRS, an APA or APA (Industry) or Australian Government-funded Postgraduate Research Award (excluding an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship) previously unless it was terminated within six months of the commencement of the benefits, or if transferring from another institution
Termination of Award
(1) An award will be terminated in any of the following circumstances –
a.at the end of the period of tenure provided for by the award;
b.on submission of the thesis, or in the case of an approved research masters program or professional doctorate degrees, on 30 November of the year the award is due to terminate;
c.if the University is satisfied that the program of study is not being carried out with competence and diligence or in accordance with the offer of award, and no suitable arrangements can be made for continuation of the degree;
d.when the candidate ceases full-time enrolment without indication of a date at which full-time enrolment will be resumed or when approval has not been obtained to hold the GUPRS on a part-time basis;
e.if the award holder commences a period of suspension, or relocates remote from Griffith University (ie, Brisbane/Gold Coast), without the approval of the Dean, Griffith Graduate Research School.
f. if the award holder does not resume study at the conclusion of a period of suspension, or does not make arrangements to extend that period of suspension;
g.if the candidate ceases to meet the eligibility criteria specified in section 3 of these Conditions of Award other than during a period in which the GUPRS is suspended;
h.if the University determines that a candidate is guilty of serious academic or student misconduct;
i. if the candidate fails to maintain satisfactory progress, as determined by the University.
(2) If an award is terminated, it cannot be reactivated unless the termination occurred in error.
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