Current research scholarship holders FAQs
To access your fortnightly payslips use your current staff username and password to log into DeakinPeople.
- Clicking on ‘Main menu’ on the top left hand side of the screen.
- Select ‘My HR’ and then ‘Payroll and Compensation’.
- Select ‘View Payslips’.
- Click on the relevant payment date (the latest payslip will appear at the top of the list).
Scholarship payments will automatically stop
- when you are on intermission.
- when your scholarship reaches the expiry date.
- two weeks after the submission of your thesis.
You should immediately report any unexplained changes to your scholarship payments to the Research Scholarships Office.
Students are allowed to undertake less than an average of 6 hours per week part-time employment whilst receiving a scholarship, provided the work does not interfere with the progress of your research program. Approval must be sought for periods of part-time work amounting to the average of more than 6 hours per week.
The Head of School must certify that the work does not interfere with the progress of the research and the statement must be lodged with Deakin Research.
Scholarship payments will be terminated two weeks after the submission date of your thesis.
Full-time research scholarships holders will not receive a payment summary at the end of each financial year as scholarship payments are non-taxable.
Most scholarship holders are entitled to 10 days paid sick leave per annum within the tenure of the award. This leave must be approved by your supervisor. It does not need to be reported to the Research Scholarships Office.
Most scholarships also provide paid extended sick leave, maternity and paternity leave. However, before making a claim you should check your scholarship terms and conditions. To make a claim, awardees must apply for intermission of candidature. Medical certificates should be uploaded with the application.
To check if your are eligible and/or to make a relocation reimbursement claim, contact the Research Scholarships Office.
If you have changed your mailing address, your details need to be updated on StudentConnect. You will also need to update your DeakinPeople account by selecting 'My HR' from the main menu and then selecting 'Personal Information'.
If you are an international student it has to be done within 7 days as this is a requirement of your student visa.
Scholarship and personal details changes
Normally your scholarship will not change if you become a permanent resident, however you need to immediately contact the Research Scholarships Office and notify the change in your residency status.
Applications to intermit or extend your scholarship are made via the HDR online forms.
Every change of candidature application and related scholarship is assessed on a case-by-case basis. For further advice on this contact the Research Scholarships Office.