Interested in the 2019/20 AMSI Vacation Research Scholarships?

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










The AMSI Vacation Research Scholarship Program is jointly funded by the Department of Education and Training 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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