Summer Research Scholarships

What are Summer Research Scholarships?

Summer Research Scholarships offer a unique opportunity for students to obtain experience in medical-related research and provide a fantastic insight into the research process.

The scholarships offer students the experience of working with well-established researchers in high quality medical research facilities.

What do they offer?

  • the opportunity to undertake a research project over a period of eight weeks
  • supervision by well-established researchers
  • excellent research facilities
  • $300 per week stipend

How many scholarships are awarded?

Sydney Medical School awards 60 Summer Research Scholarships (a number are given priority to previous Scholarship holders). The award of a scholarship will be subject to a competitive selection process based on a student's suitability to the project.

Who can apply?

The scholarships are open to students currently enrolled full-time at University in an undergraduate Science or Medicine degree or an equivalent degree in the physical or natural sciences. Students currently enrolled in Sydney Medical School Medical Program can also apply.

Students currently in a Masters or PhD program, or who have been awarded a Masters or PhD degree are ineligible to apply

International students are eligible to apply if they hold a valid and current Australian visa to cover the scholarship period.

Successful students from universities other than University of Sydney will need to supply copies of certificates of currency for insurance and liability. These should be available from your home university.

Successful applicants for scholarships were enrolled in the following undergraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies
  • Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Bachelor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • MBBS

Students awarded a Sydney Medical School Summer Research scholarship previously are welcome to apply for another scholarship this year, pending eligibility criteria.

Students must be available for a full 8 weeks, taking into account the 2 week University closedown period over Christmas/ New Year.

Applications for 2012/2013 are now open and close 18 September 2012

How to apply

For information on how to apply visit the Summer Research Scholarship website.