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JCU Library - SAGE Publishing Asia-Pacific Grant for Indigenous HDR Students

SAGE Publishing empowers researchers, educators and institutions to shape the future. As a global
academic publisher of books, journals, and a growing suite of library products and services, SAGE’s mission
is to build bridges to knowledge. To this end SAGE Publications Asia-Pacific are providing funding for a
Higher Degree by Research (HDR) grant to Australian Indigenous HDR students at James Cook University.
This scholarship is subject to the provisions of the James Cook University Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy

Student TypeHigher Degree Research
Area of Study Research
Total Value $3,000
Duration 1 year
Applications Close Closed

The JCU Library - SAGE Publishing Asia-Pacific Grant for Indigenous HDR Students will be open to competition among candidates who:

  • Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; and
  • Are enrolled in a JCU Higher Degree Research program; and
  • Are enrolled at a JCU Australian Tropical Campus (Townsville, Cairns or Online).

The value of the scholarship is a $3,000 once off payment, to support student’s research activities. This payment will be made into the students' support account upon awarding of the grant.

Applications must be submitted on the official online application form and be received no later than the advertised close date.
Applicants must submit with the official form, where appropriate:

  • A written statement which addresses;
    1. A brief description of research (max 200 words) including why the project is important and necessary, what impact the project will have on target demographics;
    2. How the funds would be used and how this would help progress their research; and
    3. If you are ready to publish your research, a brief proposal on the article content, which SAGE Journal title you would target for publication.
  • A reference from your research supervisor attesting to the character of the candidate.

Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.

The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to make such enquiries as to the applicant’s good character and suitability to receive the scholarship, which includes authorisation for the Selection Committee to examine the applicant’s academic record, and seek opinions from relevant members of the academic staff of this University or any other academic institution.

Your application is checked for completeness and eligibility, and you will receive an email confirmation it has been received. After the closing date it will be individually assessed and put forward to a selection committee who will rank your application against others who have applied. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Introduction

SAGE Publishing empowers researchers, educators and institutions to shape the future. As a global academic publisher of books, journals, and a
growing suite of library products and services, SAGE’s mission is to build bridges to knowledge. To this end SAGE Publications Asia-Pacific are
providing funding for a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) grant to Australian Indigenous HDR students at James Cook University.

This scholarship is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Value and payment of the scholarship

The value of the scholarship is a $3,000 once off payment, to support student’s research activities. This payment will be made into the students' support account upon awarding of the grant.

Eligibility Criteria

The JCU Library - SAGE Publishing Asia-Pacific Grant for Indigenous HDR Students will be open to competition among candidates who:

  • Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; and
  • Are enrolled in a JCU Higher Degree Research program; and
  • Are enrolled at a JCU Australian Tropical Campus (Townsville, Cairns or Online).

Selection Criteria

The Selection Criteria are:

  • the character of the candidate for the award; and
  • the quality of the written statement; and
  • any other criteria that the Selection Committee deems appropriate, including whether the candidate has, or will receive any other scholarship assistance during their studies.

Application Procedures

Applications must be submitted on the official online application form and be received no later than the advertised close date. Applicants must submit with the official form, where appropriate:

  • A written statement which addresses;
    1. A brief description of research (max 200 words) including why the project is important and necessary, what impact the project will have on target demographics;
    2. How the funds would be used and how this would help progress their research; and
    3. If you are ready to publish your research, a brief proposal on the article content, which SAGE Journal title you would target for publication.
  • A reference from your research supervisor attesting to the character of the candidate.

Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.

The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to make such enquiries as to the applicant’s good character and suitability to receive the scholarship, which includes authorisation for the Selection Committee to examine the applicant’s academic record, and seek opinions from relevant members of the academic staff of this University or any other academic institution.

Selection Process

The award of the scholarship will be made in the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee, which shall comprise:

  • Library Director (Chair), or nominee
  • Pro Vice Chancellor, Indigenous Education and Strategy, or nominee; and
  • JCU Library Scholarly Communications Librarian, or nominee; and
  • Any other members as deemed appropriate, as determined by the Chair.

The Selection Committee reserves the right to not to award a Scholarship in any year if, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, there is  no candidate of sufficient merit to warrant an award.

The Selection Committee may require applicants to undertake an interview as part of their application.

The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to the selection of the Scholarship awardee.

Conditions of the Scholarship

  • The successful candidate will be required to present their research proposal to the research community soon after they are announced as
    successful applicant. The JCU Library Scholarly Communications Librarian will coordinate this opportunity with the recipient.
  • The recipient is expected to submit an article to a SAGE publication during their JCU HDR course.
  • If the recipient defers their study, the recipient will no longer be eligible for the award and all unspent monies should be returned to
    Scholarships Office for redistribution.
  • If the holder of the award takes an official leave of absence the award will be terminated and all unspent monies should be returned to Scholarships Office for redistribution.
  • A student may lodge a request for review of decision in accordance with the provisions of the Student Appeals Policy.

Administration of the Scholarship

The scholarship shall be administered by the scholarships office, on behalf of the Selection Committee.

The funds of the scholarship shall be held in an account in the name of the University and shall be administered by Scholarships Office.

Where there is a fund maintaining the award, the annual value of the award shall be approximately equal to the annual income from the fund. (Only required if restricted fund set up)

Where an award provides some benefit to the recipient from a body external to the University, or an obligation upon a body external to the University, the University, its servants and agents, shall not be liable for that benefit or obligation.

Please refer to Glossary of Terms.