UNSW Science Vacation Research Scholarship

UNSW Science Vacation Research Scholarship


High School Leaver
Indigenous Australians
Minimum Value
available for Vacation
No residency requirements
The purpose of the UNSW Science Summer Vacation Research Scholarship is to expose highly talented undergraduate students, enrolled in Science or a related discipline, to scientific research and other science-based experience, and to further their education and inspire them to consider research or related activities. The scholarship program will run for a six week period over the Summer Semester (November to February).

Application Process
Students are required to submit a scholarship application (attaching their CV and academic transcripts as one PDF file) along with the UNSW Science Vacation Research Submission Form.

Applicants who are not UNSW students will need to create a nine digit login ID of their own choice, as you will not have a UNSW zID to apply with. You do this in the registration page once you have selected Future UNSW Student and enter your number in the Login ID field.

Research Projects

Visit the 2022/2023 Research Projects page for a list of possible research projects.

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 or New Zealand 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.
Each applicant will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate:
  • Academic Merit; the minimum WAM required would typically be expected to be 75.
  • Aptitude for research and commitment to studies in an area of research within UNSW Science
Preference may be given to students in their penultimate year of undergraduate study.