Science and Engineering Challenge R & D Scholarship

Amount$960Number Available2FacultiesFaculty of Business and LawFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Health and MedicineFaculty of Science and Information Technology
EstablishmentThis scholarship was established in 2014 to research, prototype and document possible new Challenge activities. This scholarship is available for up to two students to support research for a period of up to 12 weeks from July 2014. There may be an additional benefit if a 10 day extension is required in the October vacation period.

Applicable to: International, Domestic, Research, Science, Engineering.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full-time or Be enrolled part-time
  • Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa or Be an International Student
  • be able to commit one day a week for 12 weeks. If extended also be able to commit to 10 days fulltime during the October Vacation period.
Required Documentation

If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.

  • A written statement addressing the eligibility, and selection criteria.

Up to two (2) scholarships are available providing a total benefit of $960.00 for one day's worth of activities every week for twelve (12) weeks. This amount is payable in fortnightly instalments. There is a possible extension, if needed, of up to 10 day's activities fulltime, during the October Vacation period. This extension would bring the rate pro-rata to a total of $1,760 if needed.


Selection shall be on the basis of:

  • Being well organised and able to work well unsupervised and in a team
  • Being reliable, creative and having well-developed research and communication skills.
  • Assessment of written statement.
  • Previous Science show or Science and Engineering Challenge experience highly regarded.
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Education and Arts
  • Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
  • Faculty of Health and Medicine
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Contact Details


Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

Phone: +61 2 4921 6404 or +61 2 4921 8849
Fax: +61 2 4921 6937