The Behavioural Science Cluster Honours scholarship supports high-performing students, commencing the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree (2089) or Bachelor of Business (Honours) degree (2088), who have a proposed research topic that related to the Cluster’s research interests, including: financial decision-making; behavioural economics; health; social impact; environmental change; and sustainability.

Maximum value: $4000

Apply by: Thursday 30 January 2020

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • be a commencing student in 2020
  • have been admitted to and be enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree (2089) or Bachelor of Business (Honours) degree (2088)
  • have achieved a minimum GPA 6.0 during your undergraduate study*
  • be studying a minimum of 20CP in a trimester
  • undertake research towards an Honours dissertation in an area of Behavioural Science in topic areas which may include, but are not limited to:
    • Financial decision-making
    • Behavioural economics
    • Health
    • Social impact
    • Environmental change
    • Sustainability

*(Applications will be ranked primarily on GPA. Special consideration may apply for students with a GPA 5.5 or above who can demonstrate hardship during their undergraduate studies. Please outline the circumstances in the Statements section).

What do I include in my application?

To be considered for this scholarship you must complete the following sections within the application:

Study details
  • Program
  • Honours and research topics: outline your honours topic and supervisor- proposed research topic should relate to the Behavioural Science Cluster’s research interests. (Make sure your supervisor signs the approval form mentioned in the supporting document section)
Statements
  • Personal Statements:
    • Career Goals and Aims: How can an understanding of Behavioural Science help to achieve behaviour change?
    • Scholarship benefit: How will the Scholarship help you with your honours studies?
    • Optional - Is there anything else you would like to add: any request for consideration of GPA being below required.

You must upload the following in the supporting documentation section. (Please use only the following formats- pdf, word, jpeg or excel, we can only guarantee these formats will be accepted)

Honours supervisor approval form - Please have the Griffith staff member that has agreed to supervise your dissertation sign the attached form.

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Value

Maximum value is $4,000 payable in instalments. Payments of $2,000 are payable for each full-time enrollment each trimester up to maximum value of the scholarship. (Pro-rata payments for part-time enrollment ($1,000 per trimester)). Successful recipients can choose to receive their payments as a cash payment to their nominated bank account or offset against their tuition fees (HECS)

Payments are made within six weeks of the Census Date subject to maintaining ongoing eligibility requirements.

Donor details

The Behavioural Science Cluster (the Cluster) has established an Honours scholarship to support high-performing students, commencing the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree(2089) or Bachelor of Business (Honours) degree(2088), who have a proposed research topic that related to the Cluster’s research interests, including: financial decision-making; behavioural economics; health; social impact; environmental change; and sustainability.

To remain eligible for the scholarship, applicants will be required to:

  • Remain enrolled full-time or part-time (20CP) in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree (2089) or Bachelor of Business (Honours) degree (2088), and
  • Maintain a GPA of 6.0 or above to receive the second instalment.

Cash payment is made after census, on confirmation that you are enrolled at Griffith University and still meet eligibility requirements. Tuition fees payments will be made approximately two(2) weeks prior to census on confirmation of conditions being meet.

The above conditions are verified each trimester at Census date. If a scholarship recipient fails to successfully meet these conditions, scholarship payments may be withheld, or the scholarship may be terminated.

Applications, including any supporting documentation, must be completed and submitted by the closing date.

Offers are made via email.

Applicants may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information.