1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established to deliver monetary help to a PhD student who is undertaking analysis identifying and managing situations to minimise floor eggs in cage absolutely free egg production systems in Australia.

b. This Scholarship is funded by Australian Eggs Restricted as per Analysis and Improvement Solutions Agreement in between Australian Eggs Restricted and The University of Sydney for the project Floor eggs information evaluation and trials.

two. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is presented topic to the applicant getting an unconditional provide of admission or becoming at the moment enrolled to study complete-time in a PhD inside the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicant should be prepared to conduct analysis inside the Australian Layer hen market that focusses on minimising the production of floor eggs in cage absolutely free egg production systems.

c. Applicant should be a domestic student.

d. Applicant should also hold at least 1 of the following in Animal science, preferably Poultry Science or a associated field:
I. an Honours degree (1st Class or Second Class Upper) or equivalent in a relevant discipline, or
II. Master’s degree with a substantial analysis element.

e. Applicant should be prepared to perform closely with the Australian layer hen market, be prepared to travel for farm visits if required and hold a present driver’s licence.

f. Applicant should have an interest in conducting survey perform and controlled experiments.

g. Applicant should have abilities in information evaluation and statistical application.

three. Choice Criteria

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

I. academic merit,
II. region of study and/or analysis proposal,
III. curriculum vitae,
IV. earlier analysis practical experience as demonstrated via their curriculum vitae,
V. a private statement that demonstrates interest in and commitment to the analysis subject and to perform collaboratively in a group.

b. The effective applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the relevant analysis supervisor(s), or their nominated delegate(s).

four. Worth

a. The Scholarship will deliver a stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum Analysis Education Plan (RTP) Stipend price (indexed on 1 January each and every year) for up to 3 years, topic to satisfactory academic overall performance.

b. Periods of study currently undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Scholarship will be deducted from the maximum duration of the Scholarship excluding any prospective extension period.

c. The Scholarship is for commencement in the relevant analysis period in which it is presented and can’t be deferred or transferred to an additional region of analysis devoid of prior approval.

d. No other quantity is payable.

e. The Scholarship will be presented topic to the availability of funding.

five. Eligibility for Progression

a. Progression is topic to attending and passing the annual progress evaluation.

six. Leave Arrangements

a. The Scholarship recipient receives up to 20 operating days recreation leave each and every year of the Scholarship and this may possibly be accrued. Nevertheless, the student will forfeit any unused leave remaining when the Scholarship is terminated or full. Recreation leave does not attract a leave loading and the supervisor’s agreement should be obtained prior to leave is taken.

b. The Scholarship recipient may possibly take up to ten operating days sick leave each and every year of the Scholarship and this may possibly be accrued more than the tenure of the Scholarship. Students with family members responsibilities, caring for sick young children or relatives, or experiencing domestic violence, may possibly convert up to 5 days of their annual sick leave entitlement to carer’s leave on presentation of health-related certificate(s). Students taking sick leave should inform their supervisor as quickly as practicable.

7. Analysis Overseas

a. The Scholarship recipient may possibly not ordinarily conduct analysis overseas inside the 1st six months of award.

b. The recipient is needed to adhere to official tips from the University and Division of Foreign Affairs and Travel in light of travel restrictions due to Covid-19.

c. The Scholarship holder may possibly conduct up to 12 months of their analysis outdoors Australia. Approval should be sought from the student’s supervisor, Head of College and the Faculty through application to the Greater Degree by Analysis Administration Centre (HDRAC) and will only be granted if the analysis is crucial for completion of the degree.

d. In addition, additional approval may possibly be needed as outlined in the University of Sydney’s Covid-19 Response Strategy.

e. All periods of overseas analysis are cumulative and will be counted towards a student’s candidature. Students should stay enrolled complete-time at the University and get approval to count time away.

f. If the recipient is conducting analysis outdoors of Australia, the recipient acknowledges that the University of Sydney is not liable for any expenses incurred. This involves but is not restricted to: expense of travel and transfers (unless stated beneath section four (Worth) of this scholarship to quantity listed), delays due to travel restrictions or State and/or Federal quarantine specifications on their return to Australia.

eight. Suspension

a. The Scholarship recipient can’t suspend their award inside their 1st six months of study, unless a legislative provision applies.

b. The Scholarship recipient may possibly apply for up to 12 months suspension of the Scholarship for any cause in the course of the tenure of the Scholarship. Periods of Scholarship suspension are cumulative and failure to resume study soon after suspension will outcome in the award becoming terminated. Approval should be sought from the student’s supervisor, Head of College and the Faculty through application to the Greater Degree by Analysis Administration Centre (HDRAC).
HDRAC will seek advice from with Scholarship Workplace/Australian Eggs to confirm funding availability for the period of suspension. Periods of study towards the degree in the course of suspension of the Scholarship will be deducted from the maximum tenure of the Scholarship.

9. Adjustments in Enrolment

a. The Scholarship recipient should notify HDRAC and their supervisor promptly of any planned adjustments to their enrolment which includes but not restricted to: attendance pattern, suspension, leave of absence, withdrawal, course transfer, and candidature upgrade or downgrade. If the award holder does not deliver notice of the adjustments identified above, the University may possibly demand repayment of any overpaid stipend.

ten. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated:

I. on resignation or withdrawal of the recipient from their analysis degree,
II. upon submission of the thesis or at the finish of the award,
III. if the recipient ceases to be a complete-time student and prior approval has not been obtained to hold the Scholarship on a aspect-time basis,
IV. upon the recipient getting completed the maximum candidature for their degree as per the University of Sydney (Greater Degree by Analysis) Rule 2011 Policy,
V. if the recipient receives an option main stipend scholarship. In such situations this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the option stipend scholarship exactly where it is of greater worth,
VI. if the recipient does not resume study at the finish of a period of authorized leave, or
VII. if the recipient ceases to meet the eligibility specifications specified for this Scholarship, (other than in the course of a period in which the Scholarship has been suspended or in the course of a period of authorized leave).

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

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

c. The Scholarship will be suspended all through the duration of any enquiry/appeal method.

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

11. Misconduct

a. Exactly where in the course of the Scholarship a student engages in misconduct, or other inappropriate conduct (either in the course of 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 supplied, the University may possibly demand the student to repay payments produced in connection with the Scholarship. Examples of such conduct incorporate and devoid of limitation academic dishonesty, analysis misconduct inside the which means of the Analysis Code of Conduct (for instance, plagiarism in proposing, carrying out or reporting the outcomes of analysis, or failure to declare or handle a significant conflict of interests), breach of the Code of Conduct for Students and misrepresentation in the application supplies or other documentation connected with the Scholarship.

b. The University may possibly demand such repayment at any time in the course of or soon after the Scholarship period. In addition, by accepting this Scholarship, the student consents to all elements of any investigation into misconduct in connection with this Scholarship becoming disclosed by the University to the funding physique and/or any relevant specialist physique.

12. Intellectual Home

a. The effective recipient of this Scholarship should full the Student Deed Poll supplied by the University of Sydney.

13. Confidentiality

a. The Scholarship recipient is needed to preserve all confidential data disclosed by a project participant or the University of Sydney confidential and assure it is not disclosed to a third celebration. The recipient can disclose confidential data only if it is vital for the goal to disclosure, with the prior written consent, topic to prior specifications of the University of Sydney or project participant as proper or authorised by law or regulation to disclose.

14. Publications and Acknowledgement

a. The Scholarship recipient should not publish or disseminate any data relating to the Methodology, the Benefits, or the Final Report (Publication) devoid of the Company’s prior written consent.

b. The Scholarship recipient should assure that any Publication permitted acknowledges the use of the funding supplied by the Australian Eggs Restricted and does not adversely impact the rights of a celebration to register, guard or commercially exploit the Project IP.

c. The Scholarship recipient should deliver a draft to Australian Eggs Restricted at least 30 days prior to any Publication becoming published. The Scholarship recipient should adopt any affordable amendments requested by the Australian Eggs Restricted inside 30 days of the draft Publication becoming supplied.

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