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					               Research Students Centre
               Staff Information Session


  2010 Postgraduate Scholarship Round




Queensland University of Technology    CRICOS No. 00213J
                                 Annual Round Awards
                                      See:   http://www.rsc.qut.edu.au/future/scho larships/Annual_round_awards.jsp


                                      •   CURRENT STUDENTS
                                           – Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
                                           – QUTPRA & QMS
                                           – Indigenous Postgraduate Research Award
                                           – Institute Awards (IHBI, ISI, iCi, ISR)

                                      •   FUTURE STUDENTS
                                           – Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
                                           – QUTPRA & QMS
                                           – Women’s Re-Entry (WRE)
                                           – Owen J Wordsworth (OJW) (Masters Only)
                                           – Indigenous Postgraduate Research Award
                                           – Institute Awards (IHBI, ISI, iCi, ISR)
                                           – International Postgraduate Research Scholarship



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                                        Addition Awards

                                      • VC Top Ups
                                        Students who are in the top 10 of the
                                        scholarship round and who receive an APA
                                        will automatically receive a VC Top Up.

                                      • DVC Top Ups

                                      • Faculty Top Ups
                                        Please advise us on the scholarship scoring
                                        form.




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            Timetable for 2010 Postgraduate
                  Scholarship Round

                                      • Monday 31 August:
                                        Applications available from the web

                                      • Thursday 3 September:
                                        Students notified about Scholarship
                                        Information Sessions




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            Timetable for 2010 Postgraduate
                Scholarship Round cont.

                                      • Wednesday 30 September
                                        Closing date for new international students

                                      • Friday 9 October at 5pm: Closing Date for
                                        2010 Round for all domestics & continuing
                                        international students

                                      • Friday 23 October: Applications to faculties
                                        for scoring & review for Institute awards




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            Timetable for 2010 Postgraduate
                Scholarship Round cont.

                                      • Monday 26 October to Friday 6 November:
                                        Faculty scoring Meetings to be held between this
                                        period

                                      • Monday 9 November: Faculty to return
                                        applications to the Research Students Centre

                                      • Monday 9 November to Friday 20 November:
                                        Institutes to consider scholarship applications

                                      • Monday 30 November: Special Research Degrees
                                        Committee meeting to consider all applications

                                      • Wednesday 9 December: Offers sent




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                                 Institute Requirements

                                      • Applications will be identified by the
                                        Faculties.

                                      • Faculties to tick the box on their Scholarship
                                        scoring spreadsheet if the application should
                                        be considered by an Institute.

                                      • Research Students Centre will forward
                                        identified applications to Institutes after 9
                                        November

                                      • Institutes to return scoring and list of
                                        successful applicants by 20 November




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      Faculty Submission To RSC on 9 Nov

                                      • Faculty Assessment Spreadsheet with
                                        recommendations for Institute awards

                                      • Any arguments for Honours Equivalence and/or
                                        Incomplete Degree arguments

                                      • WRE & Indigenous Faculty Assessment forms

                                      • Any Institute Ranking nominations

                                      • Top Up Scholarship Offer Letters with any notes
                                        about eligibility e.g. must be Honours 1




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                             How Do Students Apply?
                                      New Students
                                      • Online Admission form for new Domestic students.

                                      •   FR Form is for international students who will commence
                                          a new degree in 2010.

                                      Current Students

                                      •   QV Online Scholarships Form on the web (available from
                                          31st August 2009).




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                                      Student Submission
                                      New Students
                                      • Original application with appropriate documentation
                                        attached

                                      •   Referee Reports to be emailed directly to
                                          research.scholarships@qut.edu.au from each referee
                                          otherwise signed copy required

                                      •   Original or certified copy of academic transcripts of
                                          complete and incomplete degrees from other institutions
                                          with a key.

                                      •   QUT students’ academic transcripts will be printed by
                                          RSC staff




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                                      Student Submission
                                      Current Students
                                      • Online application

                                      •   Supporting documentation

                                      •   Referee Reports to be emailed directly to
                                          research.scholarships@qut.edu.au from each referee
                                          otherwise signed copy required

                                      •   Academic transcripts of complete and incomplete
                                          degrees from other institutions

                                      •   QUT students’ academic transcripts will be printed by
                                          RSC staff




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                                                 Sharepoint
                                      •   All scholarship applications and referee reports will be
                                          available via the Sharepoint site.

                                      •   Please advise research.scholarships@qut.edu.au of the
                                          relevant people requiring access to this site.

                                      •   The website address:
                                          https://sharepoint.tils.qut.edu.au/RandC/scholarships/default.aspx


                                      •   Any problems accessing this site, please contact the RSC
                                          for assistance.




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                                Scoring of Applications
                                      •   Full undergraduate degree
                                                                                     Score out of 3

                                      •   Honours or Honours Equivalence (eg. Research Masters,
                                          Coursework Masters, Incomplete PhD or Professional
                                          Doctorate)
                                                                                   Score out of 6

                                      •   Faculty Score
                                                                                     Score out of 6

                                           Note: you can only use incremental scores (6, 5.75, 5.5
                                           etc). Limits on the number of applicants scored for each
                                                     incremental score applies to faculties.




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                                Scoring of Applications
                                      Score   Description
                                      6       Honours 1, completed Research Masters, Timely-
                                              completed PhD Confirmation of Candidature
                                      5       Honours 2A
                                      5       Incomplete PhD - Confirmation Application
                                              completed ( - Not on-time, no extensions approved)
                                      4       Incomplete PhD - Stage 2 completed
                                      4       Completed Coursework Masters with >33% research
                                              component
                                      3       Incomplete Research masters
                                      3       Honours 2B, or completed Coursework Masters with
                                              <33% research component
                                      2       Incomplete Coursework masters
                                      1       4 Year degree or 3 year degree and diploma
                                      0       Completed PhD




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     Honours Equivalence and Incomplete
             Degree Arguments
                                      •   The Research Degrees Committee (RDC) will consider
                                          arguments from faculties for applicants for:

                                           – Honours Equivalence
                                           – Incomplete Degrees with recent and relevant research
                                             experience

                                      •   Student’s MUST provide proof of their recent and relevant
                                          research experience in their application, for the
                                          arguments to be considered by RDC

                                      •   Please use the Honours Equivalence and Incomplete
                                          Degree Arguments form. This will come with the Faculty
                                          Assessment Spreadsheet.




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                                          Process of Scoring

                                      •   Faculties will score all applications regardless of whether
                                          they may receive an institute award.

                                      •   Faculties to identify those applicants who may be within
                                          the Institute domains.




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                                      Questions?




                    Email contact: research.scholarships@qut.edu.au


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