As an AMSI Vacation Research Scholar, you will experience life as a researcher: undertaking research, building a project, submitting a blog, and presenting to peers and supervisors at AMSIConnect, the two-day VRS conference held in Melbourne in February.
Each year AMSI funds and supports university students from around Australia to spend their summer holidays working on research projects with a supervisor. These scholarships are open to intending honours and masters students, and are a fantastic opportunity to broaden your academic interests and experience.
AMSI Vacation Research Scholars receive up to $4000 worth of benefits including:
AMSI is seeking applicants who:
The AMSI Vacation Research Scholarship Program is jointly funded by the Department of Education and Training and the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, with additional support from the BHP Billiton Foundation (supporting the Choose Maths initiative)
Working with an academic who was enthusiastic about teaching some interesting higher level mathematics.
I enjoyed meeting future collaborators and looking at all of the difference areas of mathematical research
Meeting new people in a state I had never been and meeting some notable people whilst conducting my research and I would never have got this opportunity if it wasn't for AMSI and the research scholarship
It was a really fun atmosphere, while still allowing me to a learn a bunch of new things in areas I didn't expect to be interested in
It was a great introduction for what to expect when pursuing post-grad studies in mathematics