Vacation Research Scholarships

Are you an undergraduate student curious about research? Do you want to find out whether doing research in your field of study is your future career direction? 

If you are in your second, third or honours year and have a strong academic record, a Vacation Research Scholarship may be for you. Students from other universities are welcome to apply.

These scholarships give you the opportunity to earn $300 a week undertaking research for up to 8 weeks with experienced researchers, usually between November and February, in a recognised research institute or centre within the University. The scholarships are offered annually, and applications close 18 September 2015.

Project information:

Please Note: Students are eligible for the centrally-funded Vacation Research Scholarship once only throughout their undergraduate/Honours degree. However, as additional scholarships may be allocated funding from Divisions, applications from previous recipients will be accepted for consideration.

How to apply – students enrolled at the University of South Australia

Open to domestic and international students.

The closing date is 18 September 2015.

  1. Look at the research projects available in the School/Division links listed above
  2. Read and follow the application instructions (Word doc, 49kb)
  3. Apply through myScholarships, accessed via your myUniSA student portal.
  4. Complete the application support form  (Word doc, 101kb) together with your myScholarships application

How to apply – domestic students enrolled at another university

Open to domestic students (Australian citizens or permanent residents, or New Zealand citizens).

The closing date is 18 September 2015

  1. Look at the research projects available in the School/Division links listed above
  2. Read and follow the application instructions (Word doc, 49kb)
  3. Complete the application form (Word doc, 112kb)

Successful applicants

As a condition of the scholarship, you are required to write a short Final Report (1 or 2 pages) on the research undertaken and submit it a few days before the end of the scholarship period to your supervisor(s), with a copy to the Graduate Research team: research.students@unisa.edu.au


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