John Graham Summer Research Program Award


Each year the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) in the ANU College of Science may offer an award known as the John Graham Summer Research Program Award ("the award").

The objective of the award is to enable undergraduate students with high academic achievements to take part in RSAA's Summer Research Program.

Funding for this award has been provided by Dr John Graham. Dr John Graham completed his PhD at ANU in 1964. His research interests included star formation, structure and evolution of galaxies, and variable stars. He was very active in a variety of astronomical societies over the years, including the American Astronomical Society and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. He was an Emeritus Staff Member in the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism at the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Field of study

Astronomy and Astrophysics


The award is available each year to a student who is:

  1. a domestic or international student currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree, including the Honours year, at an Australian or New Zealand university; and
  2. has received an offer for a place in the RSAA Summer Research Program for the year in which the award is awarded.


  • Stipend: Minimum of $270 per fortnight; fortnightly payment (excluding the end-of-year shutdown period).
  • Duration: For length of Summer Research program.
  • Travel reimbursement: Minimum $1,000 - paid upon receipt of appropriate invoices and receipts.
  • Full board and accommodation on campus or equivalent for the duration of program including the shutdown period (or equivalent accommodation) - organised by RSAA.

How to apply

There is no separate application for this award. Students must apply for a place in the RSAA Summer Research Scholarship program during the application period, which is usually August/September each year. Applicants for the RSAA Summer Research Scholarship are automatically considered for this award, if they receive an offer for the RSAA Summer Research Scholarship program.

Further information

Please see the RSAA website: and select the options "Study" and "Undergraduate" to read more about the Summer Research Scholarship program at RSAA.

If you have any questions, contact RSAA Student Administration: