“My favourite part was experiencing what research is like. I enjoyed studying a specific concept in detail and making new discoveries was extremely rewarding.”

Daniel Molent, RMIT University

Application Process

Prior to submitting your application ensure you have read the Information for Students.

Your completed online application form must include the following three documents saved as PDFs. When saving these documents, please follow the format below:

  • Research proposal (maximum of one page)
    File name: LASTNAME-ResearchProposal.pdf
  • Statement of results (including the previous semester’s results)
    File name: LASTNAME-StatementofResults.pdf
  • Letter of support from your supervisor
    File name: LASTNAME-LetterofSupport.pdf

Your application will be confirmed when you click the “Submit” button. You will see a message acknowledging receipt and will not need to take further steps.


All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via email.

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

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.


If circumstances change and you need to withdraw from the VRS program, discuss this with your supervisor. You must then notify your university’s VRS contact/AMSI Member Representative and the AMSI Research and Higher Education Manager by email with the reasons for withdrawal as soon as your decision is confirmed. The withdrawal will be reviewed and payment adjusted accordingly.

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