Much of the information you need throughout your candidature, can be found on the Research Office Hub and you are encouraged to visit that site often to keep up to date.
The rest of the information on this page relates to Faculty of Arts and Education specific processes.
Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates are provisionally enrolled and will have their candidature confirmed at the successful completion of their probation requirements. A major part of these requirements is the confirmation seminar and submission of a written research proposal. This usually occurs:
For information about this process please read through the Faculty of Arts and Education Confirmation of Candidature Procedure document
Information on resource operating funds (also called resource allowance) for Commonwealth supported candidates or candidates on a University/Faculty full-time scholarship can be found on the Operating Funds – Guidelines page
Candidates on a University supported 'fee-waiver' scholarship receive an amount per year paid to an account held in their school.
The process for accessing the funding can be found on the Operating Funds – Guidelines page. Please note the different process for accessing funding for travel-related expenses. It is critical that a Charles Sturt University travel plan is approved prior to your travel.
Other candidates, including staff undertaking higher degree by research study or fee-paying candidates, may apply for Faculty of Arts and Education Resource Funding. This funding provides these candidates with resource funds to contribute to the costs involved in undertaking their research project. Candidates may apply for up to a maximum of $1250 per year. Applications can be made at any time and will be assessed on a competitive basis. Funds must be used within twelve months of receipt and be spent on costs directly associated with the doctoral research project. Unspent funds are returned to the Faculty.
To be eligible to apply for funding, applicants must:
Note: Importantly, candidates must demonstrate how these funds will accelerate progress and may be asked to provide a brief report on their use.
Charles Sturt University staff enrolled in a higher degree by research program through the Faculty of Arts and Education but employed in another Faculty or Division should approach their employing Faculty/Division for information on the availability of resource support. If no other support is available, applications can be made to the Faculty of Arts and Education resource fund.
Without being exhaustive, such costs might include the following: