• Summer Research Scholarships

Experience Life as a Researcher

AMSI funds and supports undergraduate students from around Australia to spend their summer holidays (December–February) working on supervised research projects. AMSI Summer Research Scholars undertake research, build a project, submit a blog post, write up their findings in a formal research report and present to their peers and supervisors at AMSIConnect, the exclusive student conference held in February.

Open to intending honours and masters students, the AMSI Summer Research Scholarships program (successfully run since 2003-04) is a fantastic opportunity to broaden academic interests and develop science communication skills.


2023-24 AMSI Summer Research Scholarships are jointly funded by AMSI, Jane Street and the AMSI Foundation.

Key Dates

Note: Monash Uni students also need to apply via Monash by 24 August

Scholarship Inclusions

  • $3000 scholarship to complete a six-week research project
  • Registration and presentation slot at AMSIConnect, our exclusive national conference for AMSI Summer Research Scholars
  • Two nights accommodation in Melbourne to attend AMSIConnect (non-Melbourne based Scholars)
  • Free travel (return airfares or regional train travel) to AMSIConnect for Scholars undertaking their research projects at a university outside of Melbourne (terms and conditions apply)

Eligibility requirements

  • Currently enrolled at an AMSI Member University
  • Currently in your third undergraduate year majoring in the mathematical sciences or a cognate discipline (outstanding second-year students with the written support of their department will also be considered)
  • Intend to go on to honours and/or postgraduate study in the mathematical sciences (includes students doing combined degrees that include mathematics and statistics)
  • Have a strong academic record
  • Have never participated in AMSI SRS before
  • Available over the summer break to work on a supervised research project (please note SRS is not compatible with full time work or similar)

Want to learn more?

Are you an enthusiastic undergraduate student interested in undertaking a supervised six-week paid summer research project in the mathematical sciences?

Are you a supervisor looking to support your student through their six-week paid research project in the mathematical sciences?

Discover new opportunities

“My summer research work led to me being employed as a casual research assistant and casual academic at the University of Newcastle”

Max Carter, University of Newcastle

“VRS was the first time I had tried research. It provided an opportunity to work through the process and answer a question in a low-stakes environment.”

Dr Jen Pestana, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

“This year I decided to start a small business that encourages secondary students to get involved with and excited about maths”

Nicholas Maurer, University of Queensland

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