Cellular Agriculture Postdoctoral Fellowship

1. Origins

a. This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to research students undertaking research in bioengineering.

a. This scholarship is funded through a collaborative agreement between Defugo Group Australia Pty Ltd and the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. The scholarship is offered subject to the candidate being currently registered to study full-time in a Research Masters degree within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants should be willing to conduct research in cell agriculture and bioengineering.

3. Selection criteria

a. The successful candidate will receive the scholarship on the basis of:

I. academic merit, and
II. area of ​​study and/or research proposal.

b. The successful candidate will be awarded the scholarship upon the nomination of the relevant research supervisor(s) or his/her designated delegate(s).

4. Value

a. The scholarship will provide a stipend equivalent to the University of Sydney’s Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate (indexed on 1 January each year) for up to one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

b. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree before the start of the scholarship will be deducted from the maximum duration of the scholarship, excluding any potential extension period.

vs. The scholarship must begin in the relevant research period in which it is offered. Recipients may defer the fellowship for up to three research periods subject to the approval of their primary supervisor. Postponement of the fellowship for more than three research periods is considered on a case-by-case basis by the Associate Dean (Research Teaching) or their nominee. International students currently outside Australia must apply for their student visa once they have received their ECOE number and can generally defer their application if their student visa has not been granted by the application deadline. ‘registration.

D. Recipients may not transfer the fellowship to another area of ​​research or change primary supervisor without prior approval from the Associate Dean (Research Teaching) or their nominee.

e. No other amount is payable.

F. The scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

5. Eligibility for Progression

a. Progression of Masters through Research students is subject to participation in and successful completion of their first annual progress assessment, including all required application steps.

6. Leave Provisions

a. The scholarship holder receives up to 20 working days of leisure leave each year of the scholarship and this can be accumulated. However, the student will forfeit any remaining unused leave when the scholarship ends or expires. Recreational leave does not result in a leave charge and supervisor approval must be obtained prior to taking leave.

b. The scholarship holder may take up to 10 working days of sick leave each year of the scholarship and this can be accumulated during the duration of the scholarship. Students with family responsibilities, caring for sick children or parents, or victims of domestic violence, may convert up to five days of their annual sick leave entitlement to carer’s leave upon presentation of a or more medical certificates. Students taking sick leave should notify their supervisor as soon as possible.

7. Research abroad

a. Fellows starting in Australia cannot normally conduct overseas research for the first six months after award.

b. Fellows starting in Australia can spend up to 12 months of their research outside Australia. Approval should be sought from the student’s primary supervisor, Head of School and Higher Diploma of Research Administration Center (HDRAC), Defugo Group Australia Pty Ltd 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.

vs. Scholarship recipients are normally expected to begin their studies in Australia. However, scholarship recipients who are unable to travel to Australia to begin their studies may only begin their studies abroad if they have applied for their student visa and with the approval of their primary supervisor and the Associate Dean (Research Teaching).

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 for suspension must be given by HDRAC, the Associate Dean (Research Training) and Defugo Group Australia Pty Ltd. 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, Defugo Group Australia Pty Ltd and their supervisor of any intended changes to their enrollment, including but not limited to: attendance pattern, suspension, leave, withdrawal, course transfer and upgrading or downgrading 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 be terminated:

I. in the event of resignation or withdrawal of the holder of his research degree,
II. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the scholarship,
III. if the recipient 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 recipient has completed the maximum application for their degree in accordance with the policy of the University of Sydney Rule 2011 (Higher Degree by Research),
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 Beneficiary does not return to school at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VII. if the recipient 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 error by the University.

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 (e.g. 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 in connection with this scholarship will be disclosed by the University to the funding agency and/or any relevant professional body .

12. Intellectual Property

a. The successful recipient of this scholarship must complete the Student Deed Poll questionnaire provided by the University of Sydney.

13. Thesis

a. The successful recipient of this scholarship agrees that if material relating to the conduct and conclusion of research services is included in a thesis written by the student, it will be made public in accordance with the statutes and regulations of the University.

14. Privacy and Confidentiality

a. The successful recipient is required to keep confidential all confidential information disclosed by Defugo Group Australia Pty Ltd or the University of Sydney and to ensure that it is not disclosed to any third party without the prior written consent of the University of Sydney. Sydney or Defugo Group Australia Pty Ltd. , as applicable, or as required by law.

b. Any information or data provided to the successful recipient by Defugo Group Australia Pty Ltd is to be kept confidential unless used for the research purposes described in these terms and conditions.

vs. The successful recipient must not make any public communication regarding this scholarship without the prior approval of Defugo Group Australia Pty Ltd.

15. Publishing

a. The successful recipient must provide Defugo Group Australia Pty Ltd and the University of Sydney with a copy of any proposed publication within 30 days of submission for publication. Reasonable comments and/or edits to the posting may be made by Defugo Group Australia Pty Ltd and The University of Sydney to protect their confidential information and/or intellectual property, provided they are communicated in writing to the party editor. Upon request, delay publication for up to 30 days for purposes of proper registration of any IPR in the Deliverables that may be registered. It will be deemed to have approved the publication or submission of material if Defugo Group Australia Pty Ltd and the University of Sydney do not communicate their decision on the approval of publication within 30 days of submission for publication.

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