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Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program Scholarship

An undergraduate and postgraduate coursework scholarship
$500 weekly scholarship open to undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in pursuing a research career at a university or in industry.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$500 p.w. (up to 6 weeks)
  • Coursework engineering student
  • Student at the University of Sydney, another Australian university
4 April 2022 28 April 2022

How to apply

Visit the Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program web page for information about the program and the list of projects you can apply for, then apply here for the program. All applicants for the program will be automatically considered for the scholarship.

Applications submitted in April 2022 are for the June to August program.

Benefits

All applicants to the Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program will automatically be considered for the Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program Scholarship. No separate scholarship application is required.

The scholarship is valued at:

  • $4,000 ($500 per week for eight weeks) – December to February program
  • $3,000 ($500 per week for six weeks) – June to August program

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student
  • be enrolled at the University of Sydney, another Australian university.
  • have the background knowledge, skills and experience required for the nominated research projects
  • have a minimum WAM of 75
  • undergraduate candidates must have already completed at least 96 credit points towards their undergraduate degree at the time of application.

Background

The Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program is designed to provide valuable engineering, computer science and project management research experience and is open to students interested in pursuing a research career at a university or in industry.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established by the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney to provide students with outstanding academic ability the opportunity to undertake a research project to gain valuable research experience and knowledge to advance their careers.

2. Eligibility

a. Candidates must be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program at the University of Sydney or another Australian University

b. Undergraduate and Postgraduate coursework candidates are required to have achieved a weighted average mark (WAM) of 75 or above (or equivalent). Undergraduate candidates must have already completed at least 96 credit points towards their undergraduate degree at the time of application.

c. Candidates must have the background knowledge, skills and experience required for their nominated research projects.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded to selected students based on:
I. academic merit,
II. submitting a resume and academic transcript,
III. match of background and skills to the projects nominated by the student, as confirmed by research project supervisors,
IV. a personal statement outlining research interests and involvement in any research related activities, and
V. acceptance into the Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program.

a. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Associate Dean (Education) of the Faculty of Engineering or their nominee.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $500 per week and is tenable for up to 6 weeks. The Scholarship value and the duration will be stipulated in the Scholarship Offer Letter.

b. Payments shall be made in two equal instalments, one payment at the mid-point of the project upon meeting the mid-project requirements which is to be confirmed by the research supervisor. The second payment will be made upon successful completion of the project requirements including submission of a video presentation.

c. If less than 6 weeks of the placement is completed, the scholarship payment will be paid pro-rata based on the number of weeks completed.

d. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted, and it is not transferable to another School, Faculty or University.

e. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

f. No other amount is payable.


5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must complete all project requirements outlined by the project supervisor.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from their enrolled degree at the time of application.
II. withdraws or transfers from the research project without prior approval,
III. commences or continues to undertake paid employment that interferes with their ability to complete the research program as required,
IV. does not maintain satisfactory performance in the research project,
V. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,
VI. accepts another Research Internship Program Scholarship during the tenure of this Scholarship, or
VII. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or withdraws from the relevant course and research project, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

7. Reporting

a. The recipient must complete the requirements of the project including any reports or presentations or production of a video as determined by their supervisor.

b. Recipients must complete a feedback survey about their experience of the program.