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 exclusive student conference held in February.

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

Scholarship Inclusions

  • $2000 scholarship to complete a six-week research project
  • Registration and presentation slot at AMSIConnect, our exclusive national conference for AMSI Vacation Research Scholars

Discover new opportunites

“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

Want to learn more?

Information for students

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

Information for supervisors

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

AMSI Vacation Research Scholarships are jointly funded by

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text.