How to apply for a Summer Research Scholarship


To apply for a Summer Research Scholarship, interested students should review the proposed projects and determine which ones they would like to apply for. On the application form you can nominate three (3) project preferences and if you wish you can ask to be considered for other projects if your are not successful in your first three choices.

Summer Research Scholarships may commence from 1 November 2018 and conclude by 22 February 2019. All student reports and presentations must be completed by 1 March 2019 at the latest.

The next application round will start beginning of August 2018 and close 5 September 2019.

Students will be asked to fill out an online application. To complete the application you will be required to upload the following:

  • a one page cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and your interests in research
  • your academic record (including certified academic transcript for current degree)
  • your CV (a summary of your work experience and other relevant activities)


Applications may be saved and resumed at any time until 5 September 2019.

Online applications will open August 2018.


Academic Referees reports are also required. Students fill in section A – their details – and then forward to the academic referee. The academic referee completes section B.

Referees email the completed form directly to , it is not returned to the student.

Please download the Academic Referee Report here Referee's Report Form

Applications are not complete until all documents, including the academic referee's report, have been received.


Applications have now closed.

General Information for 2018/2019 scheme PDF.

For more information on all facets of the scholarships please see the FAQs.

Please direct any queries to:

Ms Madelon Klein
Office of Research and Research Training
The University of Sydney School of Medicine
Room 220, Edward Ford Building (A27)
University of Sydney NSW 2006
Phone +61 2 9114 0801
Email: