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 VRS is open to intending honours and masters students, and is a fantastic opportunity to broaden academic interests and experience.

AMSI Vacation Research Scholars undertake research, build a project, submit a blog, and present to their peers and supervisors at AMSIConnect, the two-day AMSI VRS conference held in Melbourne every February.

Up to $4000
Worth of Benefits

  • $3000 scholarship to complete a six-week research project
  • Registration and presentation slot at AMSIConnect, our exclusive national conference for AMSI Vacation Research Scholars
  • Two nights’ accommodation to attend AMSIConnect in Melbourne
  • 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 VRS before

Want to learn more?

Information for students

Are you an enthusiastic undergraduate student interested in undertaking a 6-week paid vacation research project in the mathematical sciences?

Information for supervisors

Are you a supervisor looking to support your student through their 6-week paid vacation research project in the mathematical sciences?

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