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Summer Research Scholarships

The purpose of the scholarships is to encourage undergraduate students to consider undertaking postgraduate study at the University of Adelaide leading to a career involving research.

Up to 60 Summer Research Scholarships are available at the University of Adelaide each year. The Faculty of Arts is offering 12 Scholarships. Each Scholarship provides a living allowance of $200 per week for six weeks over the 2017-18 summer vacation.

  • Students who have completed at least two years of their undergraduate program, at a standard acceptable level for admission to an Honours program, will be considered in the first instance. In exceptional circumstances students who have completed less than two years of study may be considered.
  • Australian citizens, permanent residents, or citizens of other countries and international students who hold current appropriate visas permitting study in Australia are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
  • Students who are in receipt of, or expect to receive any other summer or vacation scholarships over the 2017/2018 summer vacation (e.g. National Heart Foundation Summer Scholarship, Cancer Council Vacation scholarships) are not eligible for the Adelaide Summer Research Scholarships unless the other scholarship is for a separate research project.
  • The scholarships are awarded on the recommendation of the relevant Faculty/School/Department, to the most meritorious students, having regard to academic merit and the availability of a relevant research project, which would be beneficial and of interest to each student selected. As applicants will need to be matched to suitable research projects, the scholarships may not be awarded strictly on the basis of academic merit.
  • The Scholarship must be taken up in the year it is offered; acceptance of the Scholarship offer cannot be deferred. If a student declines the Scholarship offer, the Scholarship will be offered to the next eligible student.

Applicants must consult staff of the relevant School/Department in which they intend to undertake a project. The application form is available from the Scholarships Office.

Applications close 5pm Friday 6 October 2017. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the Faculty Office in mid-late November. Only completed applications will be considered, including all required signatures.

Completed application forms should be lodged in person to:
Coursework Scholarships Office
C/- Ask Adelaide
Level 3 Blue Area, HUB CENTRAL

or by mail to:

Coursework Scholarships Office
C/- Ask Adelaide
Hub Central, Level 3 Blue Area
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Faculty of Arts
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