Applications close Friday 21 September

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications for a 2018-19 AMSI Vacation Research Scholarship are submitted through an online form. You must attach three supporting documents in .pdf format:

  • Your research proposal (maximum one page) – File name: LASTNAME-ResearchProposal.pdf
  • Your statement of results (including the previous semester’s results) – File name: LASTNAME-StatementofResults.pdf
  • A letter of support from your project supervisor, including their contact details – File name: LASTNAME-LetterofSupport.pdf

You will not be able to complete your application if these supporting documents have not been attached in .pdf format. Your application will be confirmed when you click the “submit” button, at which stage you should be redirected to a page acknowledging receipt.

Note: students who took part in last year’s VRS program are ineligible to apply in 2018.

Applications open: 1 August 2018
Applications close: 21 September 2018

Application Process

NOTIFICATION

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application.  Please see the Key Dates for estimated timeframe.

Note: due to the expected volume of applications, we are unable to provide full feedback for unsuccessful applicants.

PAYMENT

Scholars receive a weekly stipend payment of A$500 administered by their home university, or the university at which they are enrolled to undertake a Vacation Research Scholarship. AMSI pays the university by invoice in two instalments:

  • A$2000.00 ex. GST on the award of the scholarship
  • A$1000.00 ex. GST on receipt of the final research paper and blog post

Scholars should speak to their mathematical sciences department to discuss payment arrangements (most AMSI member universities have had Vacation Research Scholars in previous years, and should be aware of the processes).

LATE SUBMISSION

For your application to be considered after the closing date you must apply to AMSI for late submission at vrs@amsi.org.au. Late submission is only approved in exceptional circumstances.

WITHDRAWAL

If circumstances change and you need to withdraw from the Vacation Research Scholarship, you should discuss this with your supervisor. Your Head of Department, AMSI Member Representative and the AMSI Research and Higher Education Manager must then be notified in writing with the reasons for withdrawal as soon as your decision is confirmed. Depending on when you withdraw, this could affect your payment.

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