Undergraduate honours application form - Faculty of Architecture

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					FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND PLANNING

UNDERGRADUATE HONOURS SCHOLARSHIPS
APPLICATION FORM 2010
Applicants will be considered for the following scholarships: JW & BK Elkins Architectural Scholarship
For students progressing to the Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours)

Diana Inglis Carment Scholarship
For students progressing to the Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours) Please read the full terms and conditions overleaf to determine your eligibility. Honours students are also advised of the University of Sydney Honours Scholarships – a separate application is required. Details at: http://www.usyd.edu.au/scholarships/current/index.shtml Before completing this form, check that you satisfy the eligibility requirements and read the conditions of award of the scholarship in which you are interested. Submit one completed copy of this form, and supporting documents for each scholarship you are applying for by 5pm on Friday 18 December, 2009 to: STUDENT ADMINISTRATION CENTRE, ROOM 212 WILKINSON BLDG. G04 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY NSW 2006 ELIGIBILITY CHECKLIST I have applied for entry into the Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours) for 2009 (if not, contact Admissions Coordinator, admissions@arch.usyd.edu.au). I have read the conditions of award and believe I am eligible to apply.
PERSONAL DETAILS (PLEASE PRINT)

TITLE STREET SUBURB

FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

STUDENT ID NUMBER

STATE PHONE

POSTCODE

EMAIL Are you currently holding any scholarship at this University? (TICK BOX)

YES. Award name and value:…………………………………………………………………………………………………… NO.

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Details of previous tertiary study (transcripts for non-University of Sydney study must be attached): Degree Name Institution Name Year Commenced

Completed?

ATTACHMENTS
All applications must be accompanied by the following documentation:  Personal statement (no more than one A4 page) for each scholarship you are applying for. This document is used to put forward your case for receiving the scholarship. Topics may include, but are not limited to, why you qualify for this award, past academic achievements, how the scholarship would be of assistance within your studies and why are you applying for this scholarship. Academic transcripts. You must provide certified copies of all transcripts detailing previous tertiary study (it is NOT necessary to attach University of Sydney transcripts). Research proposal.

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Declaration
I hereby give permission to the University to obtain any information required to substantiate details supplied in this application. I declare that the information supplied in this application is true and accurate.

SIGNATURE

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For further information please contact:

Checklist: One copy of application form. Personal Statement (no more than one A4 page). One copy of certified transcripts (non USyd only). One copy of research proposal.

Student Administration Manager

Student Administration Centre
Telephone: +61 2 9351 5923 Facsimile: + 61 2 9036 9532 E-mail: n.flame@usyd.edu.au http://www.arch.usyd.edu.au/web/general/scholarships.html CRICOS Provider: 00026A

Submit by 5 pm 18 December, 2009 to:
Student Administration Centre, Room 212 Wilkinson Bldg. G04 University of Sydney NSW 2006

Check the scholarship terms below and your eligibility.
You will be notified, in writing, of the result of your application by 1st March 2010.

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Honours Scholarships
All terms, conditions and values subject to change without notice JW & BK ELKINS ARCHITECTURAL SCHOLARSHIP

Founded in 1972 by a gift of $5000 from Mrs B.K. Elkins to establish a scholarship in the Faculty of Architecture to be known as the J.W. and B.K. Elkins Architectural Award. The object of the scholarship is to enable a student who has completed the requirements for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Design in Architecture, at the Pass Grade, but who is continuing into Honours, to undertake Honours research in the following year. The award shall be based on the student’s academic record within the degree and their application, including research proposal. Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Associate Dean (Research), the Bachelor of Design in Architecture Honours Coordinator and one other academic staff member with recent supervisory experience with Bachelor of Design in Architecture Honours students, provided the candidate is of sufficient merit. Approx. Value: $1700. Tenure: 1 year.

DIANA INGLIS CARMENT SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2007 with a gift of $100,000 from the family of the late Diana Inglis Carment, to create a scholarship for Honours in the field of architecture. 1. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, determined by weighted average mark in the first three years of the Bachelor of Design in Architecture, to the student commencing full time honours in the same degree. 2. Students holding a scholarship of equal or greater value at the University of Sydney are not eligible. 3. The scholarship will have a minimum value of $5000 and tenure of one year. The recipient will be required to refund all or part of the scholarship received if s/he subsequently withdraws from the honours program. 4. More than one award may be made as funds allow.

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY 2009 HONOURS SCHOLARSHIPS
NOTE: A separate application is required for this scholarship. Details at: http://www.usyd.edu.au/scholarships/current/index.shtml 1. The scholarships shall be awarded to local students (ie. Australian or New Zealand citizens, or permanent residents of Australia) enrolling in an Honours program at the University of Sydney that involves an additional year to a standard three-year bachelor degree. Applicants who already hold a scholarship of equal or higher value at the University of Sydney are not eligible unless they consent to suspend their existing scholarship. 2. The scholarships shall be awarded on the basis of merit. The faculties of Arts, Science and Health Sciences may award scholarships on the basis of merit and equity. 3. Each scholarship is offered for, and is tenable in, a specific Honours program and is not transferable to another degree program. 4. A confirmed offer of the scholarship must be taken up by enrolment in the nominated Honours program in Semester One or Semester Two of the year in which the offer is made. 5. Each scholarship is for one year only and is valued at $6,000. The recipient will be required to refund all or part of the scholarship received if s/he subsequently withdraws from the nominated Honours program. If awarded to part time students, the scholarship will be paid in two instalments over two years and is subject to the recipient’s continuing enrolment in the Honours program.

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RESEARCH PROPOSALS FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE TYPICAL PARTS OF A RESEARCH PROPOSAL Note that some of the categories below (eg, literature review, detailed methodology) would not be expected to be covered in detail for application.
 Length: If this is a Statement of Research Interests for application to the Faculty, or for an Undergraduate Honours Proposal: 1,000-1,250 words are sufficient, i.e., 3-4 pages including any illustrations and suggestive references, but not including the Title page.   Title Page: Tentative title of the research proposal, your name, proposed supervisor’s name, Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney.  Abstract: 100-300 words, 1 page max. Include brief idea of the domain and purpose of the research, overview of what’s known from the literature, main theory underlying work in the field, main research question(s) to be addressed and overview of the methodological approach being proposed.

 Introduction (the purpose and potential importance of the study). Purpose and aims of the study - Importance of the study.  Literature Review / Review of Research Literature (the why of the study – embedding your research into the existing research literature in the discipline). A critical, integrative review of previous research in this domain leading to identification of gaps in existing knowledge on the topic – should be subdivided into sections, each dealing with a different body of relevant research literature, including the theory or theories that underlie or connect with the main research findings in the field. Research Questions Specific research questions (and/or hypotheses if appropriate) to be investigated, flowing from the theory and critical review above, i.e., the gaps turned into researchable questions.

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 Research Design and Methods (the how – how you propose to do the research) Research plan and design. What is the basic design of the research, i.e., into which mode of inquiry does it fit, what is the overall plan and design of the study – including arguing the rationale for why this research design is the most appropriate for the research questions under investigation. An important component of this section is how you propose to establish and assure reliability, validity, credibility and trustworthiness of the research. Methods of data/information/evidence collection. What type of information, evidence or data is needed to answer the research questions? How do you propose to gather the information or evidence, i.e., detailed procedures including all information collection methods (for development theses, this would be details of the procedures and steps to be accomplished in the development and testing of the object being developed; for historical/theoretical theses, this would be the types of evidence to be used and how they will be gathered; for field research, this would be the types of field data collections methods to be used, etc.). Methods of information/data/evidence analysis and interpretation What specific qualitative and/or quantitative methods do you propose to use to analyse the information (for historical/theoretical research, give details on how you propose to assess the information in front of you, qualitative analysis, interpretative analysis, structural analysis, etc.; for development research, give details of how you will assess the object developed and against what criteria you propose to evaluate it; for field research, give details of quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis methods to be employed, etc.).  Timetable/Work Schedule. Timetable – spreadsheet of tasks x months showing what will be done when. Special considerations – locations, site work, specialised libraries, etc. Include schedule of when you plan to submit conference and journal papers for publication. Include budget if relevant. References and Bibliography. Include a list in standard format of all published work directly cited in the proposal (references) and, if you wish, a second list of other works to be consulted in the subsequent course of the research (bibliography). Appendix(es) (eg, draft research instruments, consent forms, etc. – optional, as required).

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