Scholarships and awards
Faculty of Science Dean's Postgraduate Research Scholarships – Policy and Procedure
The Faculty of Science Dean’s Postgraduate Research Scholarships Policy and Procedure applies to both Faculty of Science Dean’s Postgraduate Research Scholarship (DPRS) holders and Faculty of Science Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (DIPRS) holders.
1.1 General information
- Faculty of Science Dean’s Postgraduate Research Scholarships (DPRS & DIPRS) are offered for full-time graduate research studies within the Faculty of Science at Monash University.
- Persons intending to undertake a research master’s degree or doctoral degree are eligible to be nominated by a school within the faculty.
- Awards are available to students intending to undertake, or who are currently enrolled for a research master’s degree or doctoral degree.
- Part-time awards may be available (see sub-section 3.13 for eligibility requirements).
- Student: a person enrolled in a Graduate Research (HDR) program.
- Faculty of Science Research Office: the Faculty of Science Research Office is located on the Clayton campus. Contact details are given in Section 9: Further information of this document.
- Monash Graduate Scholarship (MGS): a graduate research scholarship administered by the Monash Graduate Research Office.
- Monash Graduate Research Office: is the governing entity and central administration for graduate research at Monash University. They are responsible for admission to doctoral and Master’s by research programs and administer a range of centrally allocated scholarships and coordinate annual progress reporting for doctoral students and masters by research students.
- Research Degrees Committee (RDC): a committee of the Faculty of Science that meets to review matters relating to higher degrees by research (HDR) management and policy.
- Research Training Program Fees Offset (RTP Fees Offset) or previously Research Training Scheme (RTS): The Australian Government's RTP Fees Offset covers course fees for research students who are Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents for the specified duration of their course, up to a maximum period of four (4) years’ full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two (2) years’ full-time equivalent study for a master’s by research.
- School: a school of the Faculty of Science.
2.1 Eligibility Criteria
2.1.1. Applicants must be commencing or currently enrolled their graduate research degree in the Faculty of Science (MPhil, MSc and PhD), located at the Clayton campus. Scholarships are only available to those who are nominated by the School in which they will be (are) enrolled in to undertake the approved graduate research degree.
2.1.2. Domestic and international applicants are eligible to be considered for the Faculty of Science Dean’s Postgraduate Research Scholarship (DPRS).
2.1.3. International applicants are eligible to be considered for the Faculty of Science Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (DIPRS).
2.1.4. Scholarships may be offered to applicants in a Faculty of Science graduate research degree where the applicant meets the eligibility criteria as specified in this procedure and in accordance with the competitive selection process as outlined in sub-section 2.2.
2.1.5. To be eligible for a DPRS stipend, an applicant must not be receiving income from another source to support that applicant’s general living costs while undertaking their course of study if that income is greater than 75 per cent of that student’s DPRS stipend rate. Income unrelated to the applicant’s course of study or income received for the applicant’s course of study or income received for the applicant’s course of study but not for the purposes of supporting general living costs is not to be taken into account.
2.1.6. To be eligible for a DIPRS, an applicant must not be receiving an equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth designed to offset HDR fees.
2.1.7. Applicants must hold H1 or H1 equivalent (H1E) academic qualifications.
2.1.8. An awardee must agree to apply for a Monash University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (RTP (previously Australian Postgraduate Award APA)/MGS) in any of the relevant scholarship rounds for which they are eligible for a Research Training Program (RTP) (previously APA) following a request to do so by their School.
2.2 Competitive Selection Process
2.2.1. Selection is undertaken by the Faculty of Science Research Degrees Committee (RDC).
2.2.2. The RDC will award scholarships based on an applicant’s academic record, research output and prior research experience.
In its assessment, the RDC will prioritize applicants who:
- hold an Australian or New Zealand bachelor’s degree with first class honours or qualifications and/or research experience deemed equivalent by the University;
- have not completed a graduate research masters or doctoral degree at the same course level (for example, are applying to undertake a second doctoral degree);
- are or will be enrolling via internal (on-campus) mode, as defined under paragraph 3.6.1 of these procedures;
- entitled to a maximum scholarship duration of more than 12 months equivalent fulltime as a result of prior enrolment in a graduate research degree;
- have not previously held an Australian Government or Monash-funded Postgraduate Research Award for more than six months.
- can enrol and undertake their research on a full-time basis.
2.2.3. Domestic applicants applying to enrol via external (off-campus) mode within Australia can be considered for a scholarship only under limited circumstances, where, for example, the applicant will undertake their research at an external location (for example, an external research institution).
2.2.4. International students are not permitted to enrol via external (off-campus) mode under the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000.
3.1.1. For doctoral students who commenced their scholarship on or before 31 December 2017, the standard duration of the scholarship is three years equivalent full-time, with students able to apply for an extension to the scholarship in accordance with the provisions outlined under paragraph 3.2.
3.1.2. For doctoral students commencing their scholarship from 1 January 2018 onwards, the standard duration of the scholarship is three years, three months equivalent full-time, with students able to apply for an extension to the scholarship in accordance with the provisions outlined under paragraph 3.2.
3.1.3. The maximum duration for a research master’s degree is two years (full-time) / four years (part-time). Master’s students are not entitled to an extension.
3.1.4. The duration of a scholarship will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the scholarship or taken during the suspension of the award.
3.1.5. The duration of a scholarship will be extended by any periods of approved paid maternity leave, additional sick leave, parental leave and leave for jury duty as specified in Table 2 of chapter 4.1 of the Handbook for Doctoral Degrees and the Handbook for Research Master’s Degrees.
3.1.6. During any period of approved unpaid leave, the student’s enrolment and stipend will be suspended, with the end date of the scholarship adjusted upon resumption of the course of study.
3.1.7. Tenure is always subject to satisfactory progress and terminates upon withdrawal from the course of study, completion of the prescribed course of study, or on the submission of a thesis for examination.
3.2. Extension provisions
3.2.1. For doctoral students who commenced a scholarship on or before 31 December 2017, the maximum extension that can be applied for is six months equivalent full-time. Extensions beyond six months equivalent full-time can be made at the discretion of the School in which the student is enrolled.
3.2.2. For doctoral students who commenced their scholarship on or after 1 January 2018, the maximum extension that can be applied for is three months equivalent full-time. Extensions beyond three months equivalent full-time can be made at the discretion of the School in which the student is enrolled.
3.2.3. International students who hold an MGS or CF-MGS stipend scholarship together with a DIPRS tuition scholarship are not required to apply for a separate extension to their DIPRS until their stipend scholarship ceases and they are still eligible for extension of their DIPRS. The DIPRS will automatically be extended for the equivalent time period upon approval of the extension of the MGS or CF-MGS. Domestic students who hold a DPRS and international students who hold both a DPRS and DIPRS should apply for an extension of their scholarship via the relevant form.
3.2.4. An extension will only be approved where research has been delayed by circumstances beyond the student’s control, in accordance with section 8 of the Graduate Research Progress Management Procedures.
3.2.5. There are no provisions for an extension for students undertaking a research master’s degree.
3.3.1. Recipients who are yet to commence their degree are required to enrol and take up their scholarship by the commencement date as stated in their course offer letter.
3.3.2. Where employment commitments or circumstances beyond the recipient’s control prevent the recipient from taking up the stipend by this date, the recipient may apply to defer the commencement of the course/scholarship via the relevant form.
3.3.3. Where approval is granted for the recipient to defer their course, they must begin within six months of the formal offer of scholarship having been made, or the offer will be automatically withdrawn. Cases for the scholarship offer to be extended can be made in exceptional circumstances (eg. Visa delays).
3.3.4. The earliest date by which a student currently enrolled in a graduate research degree at Monash may commence a scholarship is the date of their scholarship offer.
3.4. Relocation allowance
3.4.1. Recipients who relocate their place of residence to Victoria from interstate or from overseas to take up their DPRS stipend scholarship will be eligible for an establishment/relocation allowance of A$1,000 (interstate) and A$1,500 (Overseas).
3.4.2. DPRS awardees will be assessed for eligibility for the relocation allowance by the Faculty of Science Research Office, and, if deemed eligible, will receive the allowance with their first scholarship payment (the reimbursement procedure differs for awardees from the School of Chemistry, see 3.4.4 below).
3.4.3. DPRS awardees are not eligible for the relocation allowance where they either relocated to Victoria prior to the date of their offer of the stipend or relocated their place of residence to another residence within Victoria.
3.4.4. Awardees from the School of Chemistry must supply original receipts / tax invoices to your school for reimbursement. Claims may be made for such costs as:
- travel to Melbourne from another state within Australia or overseas to commence the award;
- removal expenses;
- other establishment costs.
3.5. Stipend Rates
3.5.1. The annual stipend rates are aligned with the RTP stipend as published on Monash University Graduate Research Scholarships website. Part-time students receive 50% of the full-time rate (taxable).
3.5.2. The stipend rate for any subsequent year will be indexed annually on 1 January and published on the Monash University Graduate Research Scholarships website.
3.5.3. Stipend payments are made to students in fortnightly instalments into an Australian bank account in the student’s name.
3.5.4. Where a student is not enrolled over the full period of the year, the student will receive the proportion of the annual stipend for the period in which study is undertaken for that year.
3.5.5. Under Australian Taxation Law, full-time stipends are presently considered to be non-taxable by the Australian Government. Part-time stipends are taxable. Students seeking taxation advice should refer to the Australian Taxation Office, as the University does not provide advice regarding taxation.
3.5.6. Awardees from the School of Chemistry must supply original receipts / tax invoices to your school for reimbursement. Claims may be made for such costs as:
- obtain funds for fieldwork, equipment or other expenses not covered by the scholarship;
- receive income derived from part-time work; and
- receive a concurrent stipend or income to support the student’s general living costs while undertaking their research provided that the concurrent stipend or level of income does not exceed the provisions outlined under paragraph 2.1.5 of these procedures.
3.5.7. Where the student’s concurrent stipend or income exceeds the provisions under paragraph 2.1.5 of these procedures, the student’s stipend will be suspended for the tenure of the concurrent stipend and the period of study undertaken towards the degree during this suspension will be deducted from the maximum tenure.
3.6.1. Awardees who are enrolled via internal (on-campus) mode are required to reside within daily commuting distance to a Victorian campus to allow frequent and systematic use of the University’s facilities, including use of physical resources, formal research training and daily face-to-face contact with supervisors if required.
3.6.2. This provision includes awardees who have been approved to pursue part of their research at institutions or locations outside their approved campus location, as specified in section 3.5 of the Handbook for Doctoral Degrees or section 3.4 of the Handbook for Research Master’s Degrees.
3.6.3. The exception is where a domestic awardee has been approved to enrol in their graduate research degree via external (off-campus) mode in accordance with the provisions outlined under paragraph 2.2.3 of these procedures.
3.7.1. Recipients are permitted to undertake part-time, paid employment throughout the year, as long as they are able to meet the attendance requirements as specified in section 3.6 of the Handbook for Doctoral Degrees and section 3.5 of the Handbook for Research Master’s Degrees.
3.8. Undertaking work related to the student’s approved course of study
3.8.1. Students undertaking an internship, practicum or industry or research internship which is related to their course of study, including their research project, are required to follow the application and approval processes as outlined under the Work-Integrated Learning Student Placement and Co-Curricular Internship Procedures.
3.8.2. The duration and stipend rates for such students remains the same, with the stipend continuing to be paid for the duration of the internship, practicum or industry or research internship.
3.9. Undertaking work not related to the student’s approved course of study
3.9.1. Students who wish to undertake an internship, practicum or industry or research internship which is not related to their course of study, must ensure that they can still meet the University’s attendance requirements as outlined in chapter 3.4 of the Handbook for Doctoral Degrees or chapter 3.3 of the Handbook for Research Master’s Degrees, while also meeting the requirements of their degree, such as any required coursework, training and progress milestones.
3.9.2. Where a student is undertaking an internship, practicum or industry or research internship which is not related to their course of study AND they are unable to meet the University’s attendance requirements, they must apply for leave and not commence that work until and only if their leave is approved.
3.9.3. During any period of approved leave, the student’s enrolment and stipend are suspended, with the end date adjusted upon resumption of the course of study.
3.10. Transfer between research degrees
3.10.1. A research master’s student may apply to transfer to a doctoral degree, in accordance with section 7 of the Graduate Research Progress Management Procedures.
3.10.2. Where the student is approved to transfer from a master’s degree to a doctoral degree, within the same School, the maximum duration of the scholarship becomes that for the new graduate research degree minus any periods of study undertaken towards the related degree prior to the conversion.
3.10.3. Where a student is approved to transfer from a doctoral degree to a master’s degree, the maximum duration of a transferred scholarship becomes that for the new graduate research degree minus any periods of study undertaken towards the related degree prior to the conversion.
3.11. Changing academic units/programs and field of education
3.11.1. A Faculty of Science Dean’s Postgraduate Research Scholarship cannot be transferred to another faculty.
3.11.2. A Faculty of Science Dean’s Postgraduate Research Scholarship cannot be transferred to another School within the Faculty of Science, unless the new School agrees to continue to fund the scholarship.
3.11.3. Where in doubt, a recipient should seek advice from the Faculty of Science Research Office on any planned changes to their main supervisor and/or academic unit or faculty.
3.12. Leave provisions
3.12.1. The leave provisions for research students are outlined in Table 2 of chapter 4.1 of the Handbook for Doctoral Degrees and the Handbook for Research Master’s Degrees.
3.12.2. Students on approved paid or unpaid leave are to refer to paragraphs 3.1.5 and 3.1.6 of these procedures in relation to the effect a period of leave has on the duration of their scholarship.
3.13. Conversion from full-time to part-time, and vice versa
3.13.1. A domestic student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time, may be eligible for scholarship consideration on a case-by-case basis.
3.13.2. A recipient holding a part-time scholarship must be enrolled as a part-time student. Holders of part-time scholarships may convert to full-time at any stage. International ESOS students are ineligible for part-time stipends unless compassionate or compelling circumstances can be demonstrated.
3.13.3. International ESOS students should seek advice from Monash Connect first before submitting their application to convert from full-time to part-time.
3.13.4. For students converting from part-time to full-time, or from full-time to part-time, the duration and end date of any remaining scholarship will be recalculated in accordance with sub-section 3.1 of these procedures.
4.1. General Provisions
4.1.1. A RTP Fees Offset covers all course tuition fees. Other applicable fees, such as Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF), remain the responsibility of the student.
4.1.2. The estimated annual value of Australian Government support for an RTP Fees Offset is as specified on the University Graduate Research Scholarships website.
4.1.3. The total duration of funding will be equivalent to the course duration specified in the course offer letter and be no more than 4 years (EFT) for students enrolled in doctoral courses and no more than 2 years (EFT) for students enrolled in research master’s courses.
4.2. Students who commenced on or before 31 December 2016
4.2.1. From 1 January 2017, the Research Training Scheme (RTS) has been replaced with the RTP Fees Offset.
4.2.2. Students with a RTS place have been transferred to a RTP Fees Offset effective 1 January 2017.
4.3. Students commencing 2017 onwards
4.3.1. In 2017, all domestic students commencing a graduate research degree at Monash are provided with a RTP Fees Offset.
4.3.2. Domestic students accepted to transfer their graduate research degree to Monash are automatically provided with a RTP Fees Offset, with the maximum duration of the RTP Fees Offset reduced by the period of enrolment at the previous Higher Education Provider (HEP).
5.1. General Provisions
5.1.1. The DIPRS covers:
- the tuition fees and the Student Services and Amenities fee set by Monash and payable by the awardee for each year of the degree, and
- the cost of standard Single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as per sub-section 5.4 below.
5.2. Students who commenced on or prior to 31 December 2017: duration and extension provisions
5.2.1. The maximum extension that can be applied for is six months equivalent full-time via the relevant form.
5.2.2. Any extension beyond three years, six months equivalent full-time, to a maximum of four years, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
5.2.3. An extension will only be approved where research has been delayed by circumstances beyond the student’s control, in accordance with section 8 of the Graduate Research Progress Management Procedures.
5.2.4. There are no provisions for an extension for students undertaking a research master’s degree.
5.3. Students who commenced from 1 January 2018: duration and extension provisions
5.3.1. The maximum extension that can be applied for is three months equivalent full-time via the relevant form.
5.3.2. An extension will only be approved where research has been delayed by circumstances beyond the student’s control, in accordance with section 8 of the Graduate Research Progress Management Procedures.
5.3.3.There are no provisions for an extension for students undertaking a research master’s degree.
5.4. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
5.4.1. International students are required to hold Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) while enrolled and conducting their research in Australia.
5.4.2. There are three types of standard OSHC cover:
- Single policy covers the holder of a student visa only
- Dual policy covers the holder of a student visa plus either one adult spouse or defacto partner or one or more dependent children
- Multi-family covers the holder of a student visa plus more than one dependent which can only include one adult spouse or de-facto partner and one or more dependent children.
5.4.3. A DIPRS covers OSHC for the student visa holder only, with the Faculty of Science Research Office arranging payment of the cover through the Monash preferred provider for a maximum of 57 months (doctoral students) and a maximum of 32 months (research masters students).The student will be required to cover the cost of any additional cover, including dual or multi-family cover.
6.1. International student visa requirements
6.1.1. It is the responsibility of awardees to ensure that they hold a valid visa while in Australia.
6.2. Repayment of Stipends
6.2.1. An awardee is required to repay any stipend payment within four weeks of receiving the payment if:
- the payment is made in error or an overpayment has occurred,
- the awardee is no longer enrolled in the period the stipend is paid,
- the awardee does not meet the conditions of the stipend or is ineligible for the stipend
- including situations where:
- the awardee has provided false information; or
- the awardee has been made a stipend offer in error.
6.3. Withdrawal from course of study
6.3.1. A student who wishes to withdraw in good standing from their course of study is to follow the process as outlined under chapter 4.5 of the Handbook for Doctoral Degrees or the Handbook for Research Master’s Degrees.
6.3.2. A student who has been approved to withdraw in good standing ceases to be a student of the University and will have their scholarship terminated in accordance with paragraph 6.3.2 of these procedures.
6.3.3. A former student of Monash who wishes to re-apply for a scholarship following withdrawal from their course of study is to do so in accordance with the University’s Graduate Research Re-admission Procedures and these procedures.
6.4. Termination of stipend and/or tuition scholarship
6.4.1. The award/s will be terminated on the day the thesis is submitted for examination or at the end of the stipend and/or tuition scholarship, whichever is earlier.
6.4.2. Awards will be terminated before this time:
- if it is determined that the awardee fails to fulfil an admission requirement or a condition on their continuing enrolment, or fails to maintain satisfactory progress;
- if the awardee’s enrolment is terminated for any reason, or the awardee is found guilty of a serious case of academic or research misconduct in accordance with Part 7 of the Monash University (Council) Regulations, or the awardee fails to maintain their enrolment;
- if the awardee relinquishes the scholarship or withdraws from the course;
- when the awardee ceases to be a full-time student engaged in full-time research, when approval has not been obtained to hold the stipend on a part-time basis;
- if the awardee does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave or does not make arrangements to extend the period of approved leave;
- if the awardee accepts another equivalent stipend to undertake the graduate research degree providing a benefit greater than 75% of the stipend rate and does not comply with the criteria in paragraph 2.1.5 of these procedures.
- if the awardee converts to writing up away;
- if the awardee ceases to be enrolled via internal (on-campus) mode where approval has not been obtained to hold the scholarship via external (off-campus) mode.
- If an award is terminated, it cannot be re-activated unless the termination occurred as a result of a Monash University staff error.
- if the awardee fails to apply for a Monash University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (RTP (previously Australian Postgraduate Award APA)/MGS) in any of the relevant scholarship rounds for which they are eligible for a Research Training Program (RTP) (previously APA) following a request to do so by their School.
7.1. False or misleading information
7.1.1. If the awardee has provided false or misleading information and as a result a stipend or scholarship is awarded or continued, the stipend or scholarship may be terminated.
7.2. Student Complaints and Grievances
The awardee may be asked by their School Graduate Research Co-ordinator to apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) (previously (APA)) or Monash Graduate Research Scholarship (MGS) through the Monash University online scholarship system, at each round for which they are eligible and are considered competitive.
Please contact the following should you have any queries. It is important that you are fully aware of your obligations under these Conditions of Award.
Faculty of Science Research Office
14 Rainforest Walk
MONASH UNIVERSITY VIC 3800
Telephone: +61 3 9905 8870
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Faculty of Science Postgraduate Publication Award
The Faculty of Science Postgraduate Publication Award (PPA) scheme provides financial support for Science graduate research students who have submitted their thesis for examination and wish to write up some of their research for publication while they await the result of their examination.
The scheme aims to encourage such students to disseminate their research findings to the wider public through publication in professional journals or books.
The scheme is not intended to provide financial support to students who have not yet submitted their thesis, or to former students whose thesis has been accepted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the research degree.
The Faculty of Science Postgraduate Publications Award is available to graduate research students enrolled in a graduate research degree in the Faculty of Science (MPhil, MSc and PhD), located at the Clayton campus and who have submitted, or are about to submit, their thesis for examination. This Award is available to those who have applied for a Monash University Postgraduate Publication Award in one of the four annual rounds as listed in table 1 below. The award can only be taken up when the thesis is submitted.
Priority is given to full-time equivalent (FTE) students who submit within three-and- a-half years (42 months) of commencing a doctorate or two years (24 months) of commencing a master's. The FTE time spent on a master's is included as FTE time toward a doctorate for students who transfer to a PhD from a master's program.
Deadlines for applications for Monash University Postgraduate Publication Awards
Closing date for applications
Thesis submission date *
1 January – 31 March
1 April – 30 June
1 July – 30 September
1 October – 31 December
( *The eligible thesis submission date lies within the three-month interval that begins one month before the closing date and ends two months after the closing date of the round.)
This award is available to students nominated by their School and approved by the Faculty Research Degrees Committee (RDC), that meet the eligibility requirements and conditions of taking up the award.
The scheme will provide a stipend (taxable) equivalent to the stipend rate of the Research Training Program (RTP) for a maximum period of 8 weeks.
The school in which the awardee is enrolled will meet the full cost of the award.
Schools may choose to support an applicant for a Monash University Postgraduate Publication Award, but not necessarily for a Faculty of Science award.
To be eligible, all applicants must adhere to the application procedures stipulated by Monash Graduate Research Services for the Monash University Postgraduate Publication Award Scheme, and apply for a Monash PPA in the current round.
In order to be eligible for a Faculty PPA students are also required to complete and submit the Faculty PPA Nomination form along with the Monash PPA application form. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the paperwork is complete and has the endorsement of both the supervisor and head of school and that the application is lodged with the Faculty of Science Research Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the stipulated deadline.
Unsuccessful Monash PPA applicants, who are eligible and have been nominated for a Faculty PPA, will receive a Faculty PPA offer upon notification of the outcome of their unsuccessful Monash PPA. Only students that have the approval of both their School and the Faculty Research Degrees Committee (RDC) will be eligible to receive an offer for a Faculty PPA.
All applications for the Monash University Postgraduate Publication Award are ranked at the faculty level. An applicant who is awarded a Monash University Postgraduate Publication Award is not eligible to also hold a Faculty of Science award.
All applicants that meet the faculty award eligibility requirements can be nominated and approved for the Faculty of Science Postgraduate Publications Award.
Priority for students who have submitted within a given timeframe
Students will be expected to have submitted their thesis within a period of three and a half years (42 months) of full-time equivalent (FTE) candidature, and likewise to masters candidates who submit within two years (24 months) of FTE candidature.
For doctoral students who transferred from a masters program, the masters candidature shall be included in the total length of expired candidature.
Where the length of candidature exceeds these limits, the application will be considered only where the school includes a letter from the supervisor and head of school that adequately documents the exceptional circumstances affecting the candidature.
Prior holding of scholarship
No consideration shall be made of whether an applicant previously held a scholarship during the period of candidature.
Submission of thesis
The award should be taken up immediately if the thesis has already been submitted when the offer is made.
In the event that exceptional circumstances cause a delay of the anticipated submission, awardees may seek a short-term extension provided the case for delay is adequately documented and confirmed in writing by the supervisor and head of school
Expectations of awardees
Two manuscripts must be submitted under the Faculty of Science Postgraduate Publications Award scheme.
Restriction on concurrent holding of award with other award
An award cannot be held concurrently with another award offering similar benefits.
Variations to the award
Any variations to the holding of the award must be consistent with the eligibility criteria for the original submission. No extensions will be granted that would shift the thesis submission date into the eligibility interval of a subsequent selection round.
Employment and time requirements
The awardee must be physically present to accept the award, to attend the relevant school or centre on a daily basis, and to maintain regular communication with the nominated supervisor(s) during the tenure of the award.
An awardee cannot take either full-time or substantial part-time employment during the tenure of the award (that is, not more than 15 hours a week of employment and not more than six hours during the period 9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday).
Part-time awards may be awarded.
Awardees with overseas student visas
Please note that ESOS requirements state that should the thesis examination be finalised during the tenure of the award and the student completes their course early (4 weeks or more before their confirmation of Enrolment [CoE] end date), they must be reported to the Department of Immigration and Border Security for early completion. The thesis examination is deemed to be finalised on the date when the Graduate Research Committee approved the award of the degree. Students with questions about the visa implications of holding a PPA following the finalisation of their thesis examination are strongly encouraged to seek advice from the Department of Immigration and Border Security, with contact details available Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Termination of award
The thesis examination is deemed to be finalised on the date when the award of degree is approved and the award will be terminated on that date.
Completion of the Final Report
Awardees must complete and submit a 'Final Report' at the end of the award period to the Faculty of Science office. The form to be used is the Faculty of Science Postgraduate Publication Award Scheme Final Report (DOC, 0.26 MB) form.
Acknowledgment of receipt of Faculty of Science Postgraduate Publication Award
It is expected that students will acknowledge, in their publication(s), support received from the Faculty of Science Postgraduate Publication Award.
Awardees must complete and submit a 'Final Report' at the end of the award period to the Faculty of Science Research Office. The form to be used is the Faculty of Science Postgraduate Publication Award Scheme Final Report (DOC, 0.26 MB) form
- Monash Graduate Research Services, PPA