Increasing the Building Envelope Resilience to Moisture Damage
A postgraduate research scholarship
This scholarship provides financial assistance to a PhD student undertaking research into developing design guidelines for resilient building envelopes.Highlights
|Value||Eligibility||Open date||Close date|
|$29,863 p.a. (up to 3 years)||Domestic student PhD student Research into developing design guidelines for resilient building envelopes||13 February 2023||26 February 2023|
This scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum RTP rate (indexed on 1 January each year) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.Who's eligible
be a domestic student
have an unconditional offer of admission or be enrolled in a full-time PhD at the Sydney School of Architecture Design and Planning
be willing to conduct research into developing clear design guidelines for design and construction of resilient building envelopes
hold a master's degree in architectural science with a substantial research component
An applicant without an unconditional offer of admission may apply and be selected, however, no scholarship offer will be sent until the applicant has an unconditional offer of admission.Background
This scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to a PhD student who is undertaking research in the knowledge gaps related to architectural strategies and construction practices to address excessive dampness and mould proliferation in Australian homes by developing guidelines for design and construction of resilient building envelopes.
This scholarship is funded by the Victorian Building Association (VBA).Terms and conditions
a. This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to a PhD student who is undertaking research in the knowledge gaps related to architectural strategies and construction practices to address excessive dampness and mould proliferation in Australian homes by developing guidelines for design and construction of resilient building envelopes.
b. This Scholarship is funded by the Victorian Building Association (VBA).
a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled to study full-time in a PhD within the University of Sydney School of Architecture Design and Planning.
b. An applicant without an unconditional offer of admission may apply and be selected, however, no scholarship offer will be sent until the applicant has an unconditional offer of admission.
c. Applicant must be willing to conduct research into developing clear design guidelines for design and construction of resilient building envelopes.
d. Applicant must be a domestic student.
e. Applicant must also hold a Master’s degree in Architectural Science with a substantial research component.
f. Applicant must be familiar with the principles of hygrothermal processes and design.
g. Applicant must be compliant with WUFI Software.
3. Selection Criteria
a. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:
I. academic merit, II. area of study and/or research proposal, III. curriculum vitae, IV. pervious research experience.
b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the relevant research supervisor(s), or their nominated delegate(s).
a. The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend rate (indexed on 1 January each year) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
b. A part-time scholarship may be approved where the University is satisfied that there are special circumstances beyond the student’s control. For example, medical conditions, financial hardship and carer’s responsibilities. A part-time scholarship may have tax implications and recipients should seek tax advice from a registered tax agent.
c. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Scholarship will be deducted from the maximum duration of the Scholarship excluding any potential extension period.
d. The Scholarship is for commencement in the relevant research period in which it is offered and cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research without prior approval.
e. No other amount is payable.
f. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.
5. Eligibility for Progression
a. Progression is subject to attending and passing the annual progress evaluation.
6. Leave Arrangements
a. The Scholarship recipient receives up to 20 working days recreation leave each year of the Scholarship and this may be accrued. However, the student will forfeit any unused leave remaining when the Scholarship is terminated or complete. Recreation leave does not attract a leave loading and the supervisor's agreement must be obtained before leave is taken.
b. The Scholarship recipient may take up to 10 working days sick leave each year of the Scholarship and this may be accrued over the tenure of the Scholarship. Students with family responsibilities, caring for sick children or relatives, or experiencing domestic violence, may convert up to five days of their annual sick leave entitlement to carer’s leave on presentation of medical certificate(s). Students taking sick leave must inform their supervisor as soon as practicable.
7. Research Overseas
a. The Scholarship recipient may not normally conduct research overseas within the first six months of award.
b. The Scholarship holder may conduct up to 12 months of their research outside Australia. Approval must be sought from the student's supervisor, Head of School and the Faculty via application to the Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC), and will only be granted if the research is essential for completion of the degree. All periods of overseas research are cumulative and will be counted towards a student's candidature. Students must remain enrolled full-time at the University and receive approval to count time away.
a. The Scholarship recipient cannot suspend their award within their first six months of study, unless a legislative provision applies.
b. The Scholarship recipient may apply for up to 12 months suspension of the Scholarship for any reason during the tenure of the Scholarship. Periods of Scholarship suspension are cumulative and failure to resume study after suspension will result in the award being terminated. Approval must be sought from the student's supervisor, Head of School and the Faculty via application to the Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC). HDRAC will consult with Scholarship Office to confirm funding availability for the period of suspension. Periods of study towards the degree during suspension of the Scholarship will be deducted from the maximum tenure of the Scholarship.
9. Changes in Enrolment
a. The Scholarship recipient must notify HDRAC and their supervisor promptly of any planned changes to their enrolment including but not limited to: attendance pattern, suspension, leave of absence, withdrawal, course transfer, and candidature upgrade or downgrade. If the award holder does not provide notice of the changes identified above, the University may require repayment of any overpaid stipend.
a. The Scholarship will be terminated:
I. on resignation or withdrawal of the recipient from their research degree, II. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award, III. if the recipient ceases to be a full-time student and prior approval has not been obtained to hold the Scholarship on a part-time basis, IV. upon the recipient having completed the maximum candidature for their degree as per the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 Policy, V. if the recipient receives an alternative primary stipend scholarship. In such circumstances this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative stipend scholarship where it is of higher value, VI. if the recipient does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or VII. if the recipient ceases to meet the eligibility requirements specified for this Scholarship, (other than during a period in which the Scholarship has been suspended or during a period of approved leave).
b. The Scholarship may also be terminated by the University before this time if, in the opinion of the University:
I. the course of study is not being carried out with competence 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.
c. The Scholarship will be suspended throughout the duration of any enquiry/appeal process.
d. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.
a. Where during the Scholarship a student engages in misconduct, or other inappropriate conduct (either during 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 provided, the University may require the student to repay payments made in connection with the Scholarship. Examples of such conduct include and without limitation; academic dishonesty, research misconduct within the meaning of the Research Code of Conduct (for example, plagiarism in proposing, carrying out or reporting the results of research, or failure to declare or manage a serious conflict of interests), breach of the Code of Conduct for Students and misrepresentation in the application materials or other documentation associated with the Scholarship.
b. The University may require such repayment at any time during or after the Scholarship period. In addition, by accepting this Scholarship, the student consents to all aspects of any investigation into misconduct in connection with this Scholarship being disclosed by the University to the funding body and/or any relevant professional body.
12. Intellectual Property
a. The successful recipient of this Scholarship must complete the Student Deed Poll supplied by the University of Sydney.
a. The Scholarship recipient is required to keep all confidential information disclosed by the VBA confidential and ensure it is not disclosed to a third party without the prior written consent of the VBA or as required by law.
14. Publications and Acknowledgement
a. The Scholarship recipient must acknowledge the support of the VBA in any media, publications or presentations arising from the research. The following words are to be used, subject to approval from VBA, prior to publication:
This research was supported by the Victorian Building Authority through a research grant.
The content represents the technical judgement of the authors and not necessarily that of the project sponsors.
b. The Scholarship recipient must notify the VBA of any intention to publish, or submit to a third party to publish, a publication produced in connection with the scholarship, along with relevant details including the intended date of publication, and submit to the VBA a copy of the proposed publication at least 35 Business Days prior to the intended publication date.
c. The VBA may at any time prior to the intended publication date:
I. review and make any comments as to the publication; II. propose an alternative date to publish, or submit to a third party to publish, the publication, to which the Grantee may not unreasonably reject; or III. provide its consent to the Grantee to publish, or submit to a third party to publish, the publication on either the intended publication date, or the date of submission to the third party, whichever is earlier.
d. If the VBA fails to provide its consent or comments, or propose an alternative publication date under clause 14.c. by the intended publication date or the date of submission to the third party, it will be deemed to have provided its consent.Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning
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