Summer Research Program

Applications have now closed.

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 eight weeks, from Monday 21 November 2016 through to Friday 20 January 2017.


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.


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. 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.


  • Undergraduate students in their third or final year of their degree or Honours students, and currently enrolled at an Australian or New Zealand university.
  • Other students, including postgraduate student, may also be considered at the discretion of individual ANU Colleges/academic areas.


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 conditions of award see the Summer Research Program Applications webpage.