AMSI funds and supports undergraduate students from around Australia to spend their summer holidays (December–February) working on supervised research projects. AMSI Vacation Research Scholars undertake research, build a project, submit a blog post, write up their findings in a formal research report and present to their peers and supervisors at AMSIConnect, the exclusive student conference held in February.
Open to intending honours and masters students, the AMSI Vacation Research Scholarships program (successfully run since 2003-04) is a fantastic opportunity to broaden academic interests and develop science communication skills.
Are you an enthusiastic undergraduate student interested in undertaking a supervised six-week paid vacation research project in the mathematical sciences?
Are you a supervisor looking to support your student through their six-week paid research project in the mathematical sciences?
“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