HDR student online information kit

Welcome to ANU Philosophy! This page has been developed as an online tool to provide useful information, links to resources and forms for new and continuing HDR students in conjunction with the ANU Higher Degree Research Guide and the CASS HDR Student Guide.

Contacts

Your local area administration team is your first point of contact for all administrative functions. The team can then assist you by liaising on your behalf with administrative functions external to the school if required (college HDR administration, central HDR administration). Please address your HDR enquiries to Karen Smith by emailing phil.admin.cass@anu.edu.au. Other useful contacts to note:

HDR Convenor (Philosophy): Al Hájek(alan.hajek@anu.edu.au)
IT: x54321 (02 6125 4321 if using an external number)
Security: x54459

Supervisory panel

Your supervisory panel must consist of a Chair of Panel, a Primary Supervisor (who is often also the Chair) and one or more Associate Supervisors who can provide additional support. It is important to note that your panel must consist of at least 3 people for a PhD program and 2 for MPhil. You are required to have your panel finalised within 3 months of commencement by completing and submitting the candidature details update form to phil.admin.cass@anu.edu.au. If a member of your panel is external, you will need to fill out a HDR supervisory panel request form, attached below under 'file attachments'.

Coursework

The following courses are a requirement for Philosophy PhD candidates:

PHIL8011 Foundations Seminar (Foundations seminar: 12 units)

ARTS8102 Situating the Thesis (6 units)

ARTS8103 Research Design and Ethics (6 units)

All coursework must be enrolled for separately. It is not automatic. To do so, you will need to request a change of enrolment via ISIS. Please note you will need to select 'Postgraduate' from the drop down menu, rather than 'Research'.

1. Go to Useful Links on the left of your home page and click Manage My Degree.
2. Select MMD-HDR – Manage My Degree – HDR.
3. In the Action Selection tab: Change enrolment - Add/Drop Courses.

Milestones

All PhD and MPhil candidates are required to complete the milestones listed below.

Research Integrity Training - within 3 months of commencement (online via Wattle)
Annual Plan - within 3 months
Thesis Proposal Review - 12 months
Annual Reports - Annually
Oral presentation - 6-3 months out from thesis submission
Notification of intention to submit - prior to submission

All milestones need to be signed off by your chair of panel. You will need to initiate the appropriate eForm (via ISIS or directly via ANU eForms). Milestone status (due dates, completion) are viewable on ISIS. A link is included under 'Resources' below to instructional videos that will assist in navigating Student Administration eForms.

Program Management

All forms relating to program management - change in intensity or applications for program leave are available on ISIS. If you're applying for a long period of leave, please advise the local administration team on phil.admin.cass@anu.edu.au so that we can change the due dates for your milestones.

Funding

PhD candidates are eligible to apply for a maximum of $6,000 fieldwork funding. The amount of available fieldwork funding for MPhil students is $4,000. These funds can be used to attend conferences or to conduct fieldwork. An application for research support needs to be made to allow you to access these funds. The application form has been uploaded to the File Attachments below. Standard procedure is for students to make their own travel bookings and the school will reimburse costs once a reimbursement claim has been lodged to the HDR administrator.

Passmore Endowment

The School of Philosophy will be making available small grants of up to $5,000 to support graduate students in the furtherance of their research.  This is in addition to the money normally made available to PhD students.

To be eligible you need to be currently enrolled full or part-time in the Philosophy PhD program and have obtained your ethics clearance.

Grants are available for:

  • International travel support to attend and present a paper at a conference;
  • Travel to Australia to work on your thesis in the final stages before submission and actual submission of your thesis

Applications

Conference funding

Applications should not exceed an A4 single-spaced page and include information on the conference, confirmation of acceptance of a paper from the conference organiser and an indicative budget.  The budget should also show how the extra funds link into the planned use of other funding.

Thesis preparation and submission

Applications should not exceed an A4 page including information of proposal to return to Australia, proposed submission date and date of travel, reason why you need to return to Australia and amount of funding requesting.

Note:  Mention of the Passmore scholarship must also be made in the final version of your thesis.

All awarded amounts will be posted on our website.  Applications need to be submitted to the contact at least a month before travel for consideration.

Applications and enquiries should be sent in the first instance to Karen Smith, Karen.Smith@anu.edu.au.

Travel

You need to apply for travel approval in addition to the separate application for research support above. This is done via ANU eForms. Allow 2 weeks between submitting your application and the travel commencement date to allow for processing and approval time.

Stationery / Mail

Basic stationery can be found in Steph Brinkworth's office Rm 2103 in the History corridor. Special requests for items not stocked should be made to Steph. You will have a pigeon hole for any internal or external incoming mail in the opposite the stairs in the Philosophy corridor. If you're sending anything out, place it in the tray for outgoing mail on the desk adjacent. No stamps are required, just mark down the school somewhere on the envelope.

Student card

Once your enrolment is complete (the day following your commencement date) you need to visit Student Central to collect your student card and activate your enrolment.Your student card will enable you 24/7 access to the Coombs building (via the front door only), allow you to access your printing account and use library facilities.

Website

You will need to complete a profile template for your contact page on our website.  Steph Brinkworth is responsible for the schools website.

Updated:  20 August 2019/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications