What are the AMSI Vacation Research Scholarships?

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 based outside Melbourne

You’re eligible if you:

  • Are currently enrolled at an AMSI Member university
  • Are 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 VRS before










The AMSI Vacation Research Scholarship program is jointly funded by the Department of Education and the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute.


  • Working with an academic who was enthusiastic about teaching some interesting higher level mathematics.

    John McCarthy The University of Adelaide
  • I enjoyed meeting future collaborators and looking at all of the difference areas of mathematical research

    Russell Edson The University of Adelaide
  • 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

    Logan Haami University of Technology Sydney
  • 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

    Abdul Zreika The University of Sydney
  • It was a great introduction for what to expect when pursuing post-grad studies in mathematics

    Jamieson Kaiser Monash University
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