PhD Fellowship in Building Gender Equality and Sustainable Careers in Male Dominated Professions

1. Origins

a. This scholarship was created to support a research student under the ARC Future Fellowship ‘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 labor market, despite women’s increasing labor market participation and strong educational attainment. It examines this problem by emphasizing women’s careers in very male-dominated professions. In these contexts, women enter in few numbers, struggle to progress and face extremely hostile work environments. By adopting a career stage, worker and industry engagement and comparative design, the project will generate new insights into where and how sustainable careers for women are challenged in these contexts. This knowledge will inform strategies to strengthen gender equality in jobs at the heart of the economy

vs. The successful candidate will also be offered an additional Business School Research Fellowship.

2. Eligibility

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

b. Applicants must be a domestic student.

vs. Applicants must be willing to conduct research in the area of ​​the doctoral project in accordance with Section 1(b).

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

e. Applicants should hold an Honors (First or Upper Second Class) or Master’s degree in Industrial Relations, Sociology or a directly relevant field with a substantial research component.

3. Selection criteria

a. The successful candidate will receive 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 candidate will be awarded the scholarship through the appointment of the academic supervisor, Professor Rae Cooper, within the University of Sydney Business School.

4. Value

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

b. The scholarship is to start in the relevant research period in which it is offered and cannot be postponed or transferred to another field of research.

vs. No other amount is payable.

D. The scholarship is subject to the availability of funds.

5. Eligibility for Progression

a. Progression is subject to successful completion of the annual progress assessment, maintenance of satisfactory coursework progress, and completion of school research milestones.

6. Leave Provisions

a. Scholarship holders receive up to 20 working days of leisure time off every 12 months of the scholarship and this can be accumulated. Any unused leave at the end or end of the fellowship will be forfeited. Leisure leave does not attract a leave charge. The supervisor’s agreement must be obtained before taking leave.

b. Scholarship holders can take up to 10 working days of sick leave every 12 months of the scholarship and this can be accumulated during the duration of the scholarship. Students with caring responsibilities may convert up to five days of their annual sick leave entitlement to caring leave upon presentation of one or more medical certificates. Students taking sick leave should notify their supervisor as soon as possible.

7. Research abroad

a. The Fellow cannot normally carry out research abroad during the first six months following the award.

b. The Fellow may undertake up to 12 months of research outside Australia. Approval must be sought from the student’s supervisor, principal, and faculty via a Higher Degree Application from the Research Administration Center (HDRAC), and will only be granted if the research is essential for graduation. All periods of research abroad are cumulative and will count towards a student’s application. Students must remain enrolled full-time at the University and receive approval to count time away.

8. Discontinuation

a. The scholarship holder cannot suspend his scholarship during his first six months of study, unless a legislative provision applies.

b. The scholarship holder can request up to 12 months suspension from the scholarship for any reason during the duration of the scholarship. Periods of scholarship suspension are cumulative and failure to resume studies after suspension will result in termination of the scholarship. Approval must be sought from the student’s supervisor, principal, and faculty via a Higher Degree Application from the Research Administration Center (HDRAC). The periods of study towards the degree during the suspension of the scholarship will be deducted from the maximum duration of the scholarship.

9. Registration Changes

a. The scholarship recipient must promptly notify HDRAC and their supervisor of any intended changes to their enrollment, including, but not limited to: attendance pattern, suspension, discharge, withdrawal, course transfer, and the upgrade or downgrade of the application. If the scholarship holder does not provide notice of the changes identified above, the University may require reimbursement of any overpaid stipend.

10. Termination

a. The scholarship will end:

I. in the event of resignation or withdrawal of the student from his research degree,
II. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the scholarship,
III. if the student ceases to be a full-time student and prior authorization has not been obtained to hold the scholarship on a part-time basis,
IV. when the student has completed the maximum application for their degree in accordance with the University of Sydney Rule 2011 (Higher Degree by Research) policy,
V. if the beneficiary receives an alternative primary scholarship. In such circumstances, this scholarship will be terminated in favor of the alternative allocation scholarship where it has a higher value,
VI. if the student does not return to school at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VII. if the student ceases to meet the eligibility criteria specified for this scholarship (other than during a period in which the scholarship was suspended or during a period of approved leave).

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

I. the course of study is not carried out with skill 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.

vs. The scholarship will be suspended for the duration of any investigation/appeal process.

D. Once the scholarship is terminated, it will not be reinstated except in the case of University error.

11. Misconduct

a. Where during the scholarship a student engages in misconduct or other inappropriate conduct (either during the scholarship or in relation to the student’s application and eligibility for the scholarship), which in the opinion of the University, justifies the recovery of the funds provided, the University may require the student to reimburse the payments made under the scholarship. Examples of such conduct include and are not limited to; academic dishonesty, research misconduct within the meaning of the Code of Conduct for Research (for example, plagiarism in proposing, carrying out or reporting research results, or failure to declare or manage a serious conflict of interest), violation of the Code of Conduct for Students and misrepresentation in application documents or other documents associated with the scholarship.

b. The University may require such reimbursement at any time during or after the scholarship period. Further, by accepting this scholarship, the student consents that all aspects of any investigation of misconduct related to this scholarship will be disclosed by the University to the funding agency and/or any relevant professional body.

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