The University of Newcastle, Australia
Applications closed
Amount

$2,000

Number available

25

Closing date

08 November 2020

Scholarship details


Establishment

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 research program within the Faculty of Science on a research topic provided by the Faculty. 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, and is available to students currently enrolled in second or third year of an undergraduate program offered by the Faculty of Science.

A list of Research Topics is available here and also via the Faculty of Science Resources page.

Please nominate your preferred research topic and up to two reserve topics in your application.

For more information, please review the full scholarship Terms and Conditions.


Eligibility

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

  • Be enrolled in your 2nd or 3rd year of an undergraduate program with Faculty of Science, University of Newcastle.
  • 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 choice of research topic, reasons for applying, and future goals and aspirations.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.

Benefit

The scholarship provides a total benefit of $2000 to be paid as a lump sum.

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 2020 and March 2021. Successful applicants will be able to negotiate attendance, based on their availability, with their academic supervisor.

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


Selection

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

Faculty of Science


Contact Details

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICER
Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive
CALLAGHAN NSW 2308

Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au