Summer research

Summer research

On a yearly basis, the Research School of Chemistry provides placements for Summer Research Scholarships (SRS) and Summer Research Internships (SRI). ANU students are eligible to apply for a Summer Internship. External (i.e. non-ANU) students from Australia and New Zealand are eligible to apply for a Summer Research Scholarship.

Summer Research Scholarships and Summer Internships are designed for talented students from ANU and other tertiary institutions considering undertaking postgraduate research in the future. They provide Scholars with the opportunity to carry out research under the supervision of esteemed group leaders based in the Research School of Chemistry, providing access to facilities and materials not readily available elsewhere.

The scholarships and internships are available each year for prospective or continuing ANU Students who are currently enrolled in their 2nd or 3rd year of study. The program will be for 8 weeks in duration, commencing 20 November 2023 and finishing on 19 January 2024 (breaking during the Christmas/New Year period spanning 24 December to  2 January, with pay).

Successful SRS (External ANU Students) candidates are awarded a weekly stipend of $150 (total of $1350) plus on-campus accommodation and meals.

Successful SRI candidates (Internal ANU Students) are awarded a weekly stipend of $400 (total of $3600) to cover the off-campus rental and other associate costs.

All students participating in the program will be invited to participate in a variety of shared social events, workshops and seminars during the summer period.

Applications can be lodged online between 1 July 2023 and 31 August 2023 only. Late applications will not be considered.

Equity-based adjustments may be made for Indigenous students or for other reasons aligned to the Education Access Scheme (Equity) Adjustment Schedule. The College of Science will offer fully funded positions to successful applicants.   

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For further information relating to the Program and entry requirements please email: or phone (02) 6125 6110.

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