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Summer research scholarships

Research with leading academics in world class facilities

The Charles Perkins Centre Summer Scholarship program is open to all University of Sydney undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students, from any area of study and with any level of research experience.

Our Summer Research Scholarships provide students an exclusive opportunity to join the Centre’s mission and undertake paid research with leading academics in world-class facilities. Successful candidates will develop research skills, gain experience and contribute to finding real world solutions through eight weeks of paid research.

The research projects will contribute to the understanding, management or prevention of the individual and societal impacts of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and related conditions.

The program has been running for the past five years, fostering more than 50 undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students from all disciplines across the University.

The CPC Summer Research Scholarships application for 2017/2018 is open now until close of business Friday 29 September 2017.

If you have any questions, please email

CPC Summer Research Scholarships 2017/2018

$513 per week for eight weeks paid in two instalments.

Up to ten scholarships will be offered.

  • Research project alignment to the Centre’s research strategy, mission and goals.
  • Involvement of staff from at least two faculties or schools - including the HRI and Centenary research groups at the Charles Perkins Centre, in the design and supervision of the project.
  • Achievement of research project outcomes within eight weeks of full-time research.
  • Research project’s innovativeness and potential to seed new research and research collaboration opportunities.
  • Academic achievement of the applicant.
  • Scholarships are for a period of eight weeks over the summer vacation.
  • Students not eligible for Medicare must provide valid medical and hospital insurance for the period.
  • Successful candidates are to prepare and submit a summary report of their findings and make a five minute research presentation.
  • Research conducted may also be featured in Charles Perkins Centre publications and marketing.

All applications will be assessed by the Charles Perkins Centre Executive Committee against the CPC Summer Research Scholarships Guidelines (pdf, 99KB).

  1. Complete the CPC Summer Research Scholarship Application Form by close of business Friday 29 September 2017*.
  2. Ensure academic referees complete the CPC Summer Research Scholarship Academic Reference Form by close of business Friday 29 September 2017.

*The CPC Summer Research Scholarship Application Form will require you to:

  • fill-out personal details
  • fill-out proposed project details
  • upload the CPC Summer Research Scholarships Supervisor Guidelines and Agreement (pdf, 113KB) signed by both supervisors
  • upload evidence of health insurance for the scholarship period, if not covered by Medicare
  • upload current academic record, or certified academic transcript for students who do not hold a current University of Sydney academic record.

Please direct any queries to the CPC Research and Education team on or +61 2 9351 5526.

Summer research scholarship

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