Summer Research Scholarships

Spend your summer immersed in STEM, working alongside our world-class scientists.

Undergraduate student Karri Thomas gets some hands-on research experience in the lab during her Summer Research Scholarship placement at Waite

Undergraduate student Karri Thomas gets some hands-on research experience in the lab during her Summer Research Scholarship placement at Waite

The program is open to current undergraduate students, particularly those in the later years of their Bachelor’s degree who are interested in pursuing research studies in the near future.

The scholarships are designed to foster an interest in research by eligible students who might not have yet considered a career requiring an Honours Degree or Higher Degree by Research.

Summer Research Scholarships (SRS) are available in all schools and across all fields which means you can explore new research areas and uncover new career pathways.

Projects and applications

There are several types of summer research scholarships.

  • Duration and funding

    • At least six weeks during the summer vacation
    • Each scholarship provides a living allowance of $200 per week, up to $1200.
  • Available projects

    There are a diverse range of projects being offered for the summer vacation period.

    To find a researcher, you may consider:

    1. View our list of researchers who are interested in supervising students for Summer Research Scholarships. Students are encouraged to contact our researchers to discuss their projects and potential supervision.
    2. You can search our Researcher Profiles by your interested discipline or research area and investigate the exciting projects our researchers are undertaking across the University. You will need to contact a researcher via email to discuss their projects and potential supervision for a Summer Research Scholarship.
    3. If you are already aware of a project or researcher, consider asking whether they are interested in supervising you for a Summer Research Scholarship.
  • Key dates

    • Monday 1 August 2022 - Applications open.
    • Wednesday 5 October 2022 - Deadline to apply. (Note: Deadline has been extended)
    • Mid-late November - Outcome of application advised.
    • Late November / start December - Summer scholarships start.
  • How to apply

    1. Refer to the Scholarship rules to ensure you are eligible
    2. Search for a Summer Research Scholarship opportunity and find a supervisor
    3. Go to the online application when applications open and download the Research Project and Supervisor form
    4. Approach your preferred supervisor and agree on a project and possible start date
    5. Finalise all required information on the Research Project and Supervisor form and obtain the supervisor's signature. 
    6. Complete and submit your online application (attaching the Research Project and Supervisor form) before 5pm, Wednesday 5 October. (Note: Deadline has been extended)
    7. Keep a copy of your completed application for your own records.

    Special conditions:

    Preference is given to students who have completed two years of study. Outstanding first year students, or students who have just completed their bachelor’s degree, may be considered. Non-University of Adelaide students are also welcome to apply

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