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Science Summer Research Program

An undergraduate scholarship for second or third year students
This program provides students an opportunity to engage in a formal supervised four-week research project over the summer break period.

Highlights

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RTP stipend rate
  • Domestic and international student at the University of Sydney or domestic student residing in NSW from other universities in Australia and New Zealand
  • Accepted to participate in the Science Summer Research Program
2 October 2020 18 October 2020

How to apply

Read more about the program on the Faculty of Science website.

Apply here.

Note: The Science Research Experience Scholarship and the Denison Relocation Scholarship are not offered for 2020-21.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at four weeks of the pro-rata rate of a standard full-time Research Training Program (RTP) stipend, for the year in which the offer is made.

The recipient will engage in a formal supervised four-week research project over the summer break period (exact dates to be arranged between supervisor and recipient).

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a domestic or international student at the University of Sydney, or a domestic student residing in NSW from other universities in Australia and New Zealand who is accepted to participate in the Science Summer Research Program.

Background

The Science Summer Research Program provides students in their second or third year of study in their undergraduate degree with an opportunity to engage in a formal supervised four-week research project over the summer break period.

Terms and conditions

1. Background

a. The Denison Research Scholarship provides students with an opportunity to engage in a formal supervised 4-week research project over the summer break period, equipping participants with valuable academic and professional skills, as well as links to industry. These projects allow students to engage in research whilst completing their undergraduate studies, which enhances their student experience and provides insight into potential further research studies.

2. Eligibility

a. To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be either:

I. a domestic or international student enrolled full-time in an undergraduate science degree (including combined and single degrees) at the University of Sydney, or

II. an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident residing in NSW and enrolled full-time in an undergraduate science degree (including combined and single degrees) at another Australian or New Zealand university.

b. Applicants must have completed at least 96 credit points of study towards their undergraduate science degree or equivalent by the time they commence their research project.

c. Applicants must have achieved a weighted average mark (WAM) in their current undergraduate degree of at least 75, or equivalent.

d. Applicants must be eligible to enrol in the unit of study Denison Research - DENR3901.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and personal statement.

b. Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend a face to face or phone interview with the project supervisor of the relevant project.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of the Dean of the Faculty of Science, or their nominated delegate with the recommendation of the respective School.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at 4 weeks of the pro rata rate of a standard full-time Research Training Program (RTP) stipend, for the year in which the offer is made.

b. The Scholarship will be paid in two equal instalments, the first occurring near the beginning of the research project and the second near the conclusion of the research project. The actual payment schedule will be provided in the offer letter.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted, and it is not transferable to another university faculty or university without prior approval.

d. Students who participate in a placement do so on a voluntary basis. No employment relationship is created between participating students and the 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 enrol and continue to be enrolled in DENR3901 for the duration of the four-week research project.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. withdraws from or fails to enrol in DENR3901,

III. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance, or does not meet the requirements of the placement unit of study DENR3901,

IV. undertakes an additional placement with another faculty or university during the tenure of this Scholarship,

V. commences or continues to undertake employment (paid or otherwise) that interferes with their ability to complete the project,

VI. 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, 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 the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.  

1. Background

a. The Science Research Experience Scholarship provide students with an opportunity to engage in a formal supervised 6-week research project over the summer break period, equipping participants with valuable academic and professional skills, as well as links to industry. These projects allow students to engage in research whilst completing their undergraduate studies, which enhances their student experience and provides insight into potential further research studies. The Scholarship is offered to domestic and international students at the University of Sydney and also to suitably experienced domestic students from other universities in Australia and New Zealand.

b. The research projects are typically offered between November to February, prior to the semester commencement of each year, but exact dates are arranged directly between the recipient and the supervisor of the relevant project.

2. Eligibility

a. To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident enrolled full-time in an undergraduate science degree (including combined and single degrees) at another Australian or New Zealand university, or be either a domestic or international student enrolled full-time in an undergraduate science degree (including combined and single degrees) at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must not have completed less than 96 credit points of study towards their undergraduate science degree or equivalent by the time they commence their research project.

c. Applicants must have achieved a weighted average mark (WAM) in their current undergraduate degree of at least 60, or equivalent.

d. Applicants must be eligible to enrol in the unit of study Science Research Experience - SCRE3901.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and personal statement.

b. Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend an in-person interview or phone interview with the project supervisor of the relevant project.

c. The Scholarship will be nominated by the Dean of the Faculty of Science or their nominee with the recommendation of the respective School of Unit.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at 6 weeks of the pro rata rate of a standard full-time Research Training Program (RTP) stipend, for the year in which the Scholarship offer is made.

b. The Scholarship will be paid in two equal instalments, the first occurring near the beginning of the research project and the second near the conclusion of the research project. The actual payment schedule will be provided in the offer letter.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted and it is not transferable for another purpose, or to another faculty or university.

d. Students who participate in a placement do so on a voluntary basis. No employment relationship is created between participating students and the 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 enrol and continue to be enrolled in SCRE3901 for the duration of the six week research project.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from their eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. withdraws from or fails to enrol in SCRE3901,

III. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance, or does not meet the requirements of the placement unit of study SCRE3901,

IV. undertakes an additional placement with another faculty or university during the tenure of this Scholarship,

V. the recipient commences or continues to undertake employment (paid or otherwise) that interferes with their ability to complete the project,

VI. 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, 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, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

1. Background

a. The Denison Relocation Scholarship is offered as a supplementary scholarship to the Denison Research Scholarship, for students who are living outside metropolitan Sydney, to assist with the costs of relocation, travel and accommodation.

2. Eligibility

a. To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident be a recipient of the Denison Research Scholarship.

b. Applicants must prime residence must be more than 100km outside of metropolitan Sydney.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and geographical location.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of the Dean of the Faculty of Science or their nominee, with the recommendation of the respective School or Unit.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $1,500 and is paid in one lump sum payment only.

b. The payment will be made typically in December following the recipient’s enrolment in DENR3901.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted and it is not transferable for another purpose, or to another faculty or university.

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

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must enrol and continue to be enrolled in DENR3901for the duration of the placement.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from their eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. withdraws from or fails to enrol in DENR3901,

III. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance or does not meet the requirements of the placement unit of study DENR3901,

IV. 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, or

V. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

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