If you’re a third year or above, interested and skilled in research, you could spend the summer supporting a research project and earn a valuable scholarship.
The Summer Research Scholarships offer a unique opportunity for you to obtain experience in research. Working with globally recognised researchers in a local setting, you will gain valuable real-world experience as well as an insight into what research is all about.
Practice in data collection, data analysis, literature reviews, interviewing techniques, learning to use specialised software, and acquiring specialist laboratory skills are all possible experiences depending on which project you are involved in.
You will be expected to work on a research project for up to 10 weeks (400 hours) over the summer trimester, under the supervision of well-established researchers or a research team at the University.
What it’s worth
Victoria University will award up to 150 internally funded Summer Research Scholarships and an additional number of externally funded projects over the 2014/2015 summer trimester.
Each summer research scholarship includes a minimum tax-free stipend of $6,000.
The scholarships are open to students who have completed at least two years of their undergraduate degree and are currently enrolled full-time at any Australian or New Zealand University in an undergraduate, Honours or the first year of a Master’s degree.
Applicants should be intending to enrol at Victoria in 2015. Applicants must not hold a Victoria PhD or Doctoral Scholarship, nor a Victoria Masters Scholarship at the same time as this award.
Summer Scholarship regulations
Download the Summer Scholarship Conditions for a full list of the award regulations.
You must apply directly to your faculty or school (not the Scholarship Office). Applications close 1 October 2014. For further information on what projects are available and to find out how to apply, visit your Faculty website: