EXPERIENCE LIFE AS A RESEARCHER

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:

  • $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

AMSI is seeking applicants who:

  • Are in their 2nd or 3rd year of a mathematical sciences or similar degree at an AMSI Member university
  • Are Australian citizens or permanent residents (high-achieving international students may also apply)
  • Want to explore research in the mathematical sciences with the support of a real researcher
  • Would enjoy the challenge of a paid summer research project

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VRS 2018-19

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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) 

Testimonials

  • 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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