The University of Newcastle, Australia
Applications closed


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Closing date

16 October 2019

Scholarship details


The Faculty of Science undergraduate summer research program can be undertaken in a variety of research areas and provides students with a valuable and rewarding experience working with well-established researchers in high quality research environments.

The scholarship holder has the opportunity to participate in a voluntary six week research program within the Faculty of Science on a research topic provided by the Faculty. This participation should be primarily a learning experience and should take place between December 2019 and March 2020. Successful applicants will be able to negotiate attendance, based on their availability, with their academic supervisor.

This program is an early introduction to aspects of Honours Year research. The program is available to students currently enrolled in 2nd or 3rd year of an undergraduate program offered by the Faculty of Science. Details regarding the current Summer Research Topics identified as being of interest to the Faculty can be found here.

Please nominate your preferred research topic in your application and list two reserve topics in your written statement.

Please review the full scholarship terms and conditions here.


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

  • Be currently enrolled in the 2nd or 3rd year of an undergraduate program offered by the Faculty of Science, UON.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement by a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 6.0 or higher in your current program.
  • Not have previously received this scholarship.

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 brief statement (maximum of 100 words) outlining your preferred research topic, two reserve topics, and your reasons for applying, future goals and aspirations.


Scholarships are valued at $2000 each.

The scholarship benefit, topic available, and number of scholarships awarded may vary and will be determined by the funding available each year.


Selection will be a competitive process based on academic merit, namely Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) and the applicant’s brief statement (maximum of 100 words) outlining their reasons for applying, interest in a particular area of research, and future goals and aspirations. Selection will be approved on the recommendation of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Science.


Faculty of Science

Contact Details

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759