Summer Vacation Research Scholarships

UNSW Science offers highly competitive summer research scholarships to currently enrolled undergraduate students who are considering postgraduate research in the future. This Scheme enables students to gain valuable research experience. Students will be supervised by our academics at state of the art research facilities at UNSW or through our industrial partners.

Key Details

  • Applications to the 2019-20 scheme are OPEN
  • Each Scholarship is $3,800 for a 6 week research project. 
  • Further enquiries can be directed to


To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled in second year or above of an undergraduate program in the Faculty of Science or a science-related discipline at UNSW or another Australian university.

  • Able to be engaged in a project on a full-time basis (35 hours/week for six weeks during normal working hours unless advised otherwise by the supervisor);

  • Projects must be focused on research-based activities (administration tasks are not regarded as research) and should be completed by the end of February;

  • Each successful candidate can hold only ONE such scholarship at a time;

  • Students who were previously awarded a UNSW Science Vacation Research Scholarship are not eligible to apply.

How to apply.