Summer research program

The summer research program at ANU is an exceptional research opportunity for undergraduate students, providing insight into what studying Honours or a postgraduate research degree is all about.

For scholars, it's about networks, friendships, and fun! Our program extends beyond libraries and laboratories to workshops, forums and social activities within the summer scholar community. Many previous scholars tell us the Summer Research program is a memorable experience that helps clarify their decision to continue on to Honours study or a higher degree by research. The combination of world-class facilities and specialist research environments, leading researchers and an excellent community program provides scholars with the perfect blend of education and fun!

The program runs for six weeks, from last week of November through until the second half of January.

Applications have closed for 2014/15. Please visit the site in June 2015.

Scholarship

The scholarship program is offered as a funded study option, and gives you the opportunity to stretch your academic and personal boundaries by undertaking your own research project during an eight week summer program. The scholarship includes:

  • full board on campus
  • a weekly allowance
  • return travel to Canberra
  • an opportunity to undertake a short research project on an approved topic.

Internship

The internship program is for ANU students only and is similar to the scholarship program but with variation to the funding provided to recipients. An intern has access to the summer research scholar community activities and events, workshops and the University support services and will receive a certificate of recognition at the completion of the program.

The cost for campus accommodation is generally not covered for interns though interns are offered the same weekly living allowance as scholarship holders only with limited or no funding towards travel and accommodation. Offers are made subject to the availability of funding and appropriate supervision and the internship conditions may vary at the discretion of individual Colleges or academic areas.

Conditions

Your application will be considered for either scholarship or an internship. No additional application is required for an internship.

For more information on the scholarships eligibility and the conditions of award see the Summer research scholarship & internship webpage.