Guidelines - Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) Emergency Relief Grants

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Guidelines - Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) Emergency Relief Grants
Four ASG Emergency Relief Grants are awarded annually for six years commencing 2012. The scheme
offers an award of $500 to each successful applicant. This grant can be applied for any time of the year.
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Objectives of the scheme
The ASG Emergency Relief Grants are provided to support Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students:
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As a short-term assistance to relief the candidate’s pressure of financial strain for a period of
candidature time
To assist candidate towards completion of research
Eligibility Criteria
Applicants who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply.
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All Faculty of Education HDR students, other than Monash University continuing staff members,
who are currently enrolled can apply for this grant. Candidates under examination or on the
lapsed candidature are not eligible
Should have successfully completed confirmation of candidature
Candidate who is in financial hardship and is able to make a written case
Candidate who has not previously received an ASG Emergency Relief Grant. This condition is
placed to give all students an equal opportunity for consideration of an application.
Selection
An AGS Selection Panel convened by the Chair of the Research Degrees Subcommittee, with two other
members nominated by the Research Degrees Committee (RDC) will determine the successful awardees.
Selection will be based on:
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Genuineness of financial hardship;
Ability to convince the panel on how this temporary financial assistance will greatly ease a time of
financial hardship significantly.
Be able to show how the financial aid is able to significantly assist you in your candidature.
Note that preference will be given to candidates who are approaching completion and submission of their
thesis.
Applications require the written support of their supervisor and the decision of the Selection Panel will be
final.
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The Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) Emergency Relief Grant
Privacy Notice: The information on this form is collected for the primary purpose of assessing your
application for the ASG Emergency Relief Grant application. Other purposes of collection include
attending to administrative matters, corresponding with you and statistical analyses. If you choose not to
complete all the questions on this form, it may not be possible for Faculty to assess your application. You
have a right to access personal information that Monash University holds about you, subject to any
exceptions in relevant legislation. If you wish to seek access to your personal information or inquire about
the handling of your personal information, please contact the University Privacy Officer on (03) 9905 6011.
Section A - To be completed by applicant
Personal Details
Surname:
Title:
Given names:
Address:
Postcode:
Telephone no:
E-mail address:
Residency status:
Australian citizen
Permanent resident
Other
Enrolment Details
Student ID no:
Course name:
Course start date:
Enrolment status:
Course code:
Course end date:
Candidature
Confirmation date:
Full-time
Part-time
On campus
Off campus (i.e External)
Supervisor(s):
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Topic of postgraduate research (max 250 words):
This is purely for our records and will not be used in judging your application
Please justify your application by making a succinct case indicating why you believe you should receive
this award (max 250 words – use dot points). A separate sheet can be attached if required.
How will this award significantly assist you in your candidature (max 250 words – use dot points). A
separate sheet can be attached if required.
Candidate’s signature: ………………………………………Date: …………………………
After completing this section applicants should forward the application form to their supervisor for
completion of Section B.
Take responsibility for your application by ensuring the form and any attachment where applicable is copied and
lodged by the closing date.
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Section B - To be completed by the main supervisor
It is essential that applicant’s supervisor provide the following information to the selection panel:
I certify that candidate has completed the confirmation of candidature.
Yes
No
I authenticate the candidate’s case presented and support the application
without reservation.
Yes
No
Please report briefly on the progress of the applicant’s current research project
Please provide your support comments for applicant’s application
Supervisor’s signature: ………………………………………
Date: …………………………
(Please print name): ………………………………………………………………………………..
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Section C - To be completed by the Faculty Selection Panel Only
ASG Emergency Relief Grant
Faculty Ranking Sheet
Year
A. Student Details
Faculty:
Department:
Student ID:
Surname:
Given Name:
Course:
Citizenship:
B. Ranking and Comments
To be completed by the Chair of the Selection Panel
Please rank the above applicant for the ASG Emergency Relief Grant. For details regarding the eligibility criteria,
please refer to guidelines.
Ranked
of
applicants
Please state below the reasons for the ranking and provide justification for the relative ranking of the applicant:
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Supervisor’s signature: ………………………………………
Date: …………………………
(Please print name): ………………………………………………………………………………..
Please complete, sign and return this form to:
Faculty of Education
Faculty Research Degrees Office
Ground Floor, Building 6, Clayton Campus
Wellington Road, VIC 3800
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