Faculty of Arts
Summer Research Scholarships
The Faculty of Arts offers Summer Research Scholarships for high-achieving students.
Summer Research Scholarships are an opportunity to gain and practise research skills under individual supervision. You are expected to assist a member of the academic staff conduct a research project for 400 hours over approximately 10 weeks from December to mid-February. Each scholarship is worth $5,000, paid as a tax-free stipend. 50 projects will be offered for summer 2012-2013.
To be eligible for a Summer Scholarship you must have:
- completed Year Two of an undergraduate degree
- a minimum B+ average grade equivalent to a GPA of 6 (cumulative over your current undergraduate programme)
An individual student is eligible for a maximum of two summer research scholarships during their period of undergraduate study. Additional department-specific requirements may also apply.
You are not eligible if:
- you are seeking employment as a tutor or graduate teaching assistant in summer school
- you are working part-time inside or outside the University
- you are currently enrolled in an Honours, Masters or Doctoral programme (Honours, Masters, PhD), except that some students enrolled in a graduate diploma and professional masters programmes may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Consult Faculty guidelines for details
- you have previously been awarded two summer scholarships
- A student may apply for only ONE Project.
- A supervisor may only supervise a maximum of TWO projects. This is to ensure that a student receives adequate supervision.
- A student will be required to be co-located in the same town as their supervisor for the period of the scholarship, except during any project-related travel.
- One project – one student. Each student must have a distinct research project.
- Each application should be an individual effort by the student. The application should not be written by the supervisor.
- It is the responsibility of the supervisor to start ethics application procedures (if necessary) on behalf of student.
- The stipend is $5,000 and is normally payable for the period December - February inclusive. Actual starting and finishing dates should be discussed with the supervisor.
- Payment will be made in two instalments. The first payment ($3,500) will be made when the project commences before the Christmas break. The final payment ($1,500) is made when a satisfactory report is handed in by the student and the report is signed off by the supervisor.
- Applications must be made in accordance with faculty guidelines and must be written by the student. A copy of the applicant's academic results to date must accompany the application.
- Successful applicants will be required to observe the hours and conditions of work required by their supervisor; failure to do this will result in forfeiture of the grant.
- Reports to be made at the end of the project and in project working time, must be the work of the student, and should follow the stated report guidelines (unless the faculty determines otherwise). The language must be aimed at a general readership, unlikely to be familiar with the terminology used in specialist academic departments. Final closing date for reports is 29 March 2013.
For a copy of full conditions, see the Guidelines below.
You are encouraged to discuss potential projects with academic staff members. You may apply for one project only, however, you can indicate your willingness to be considered for other projects if you are unsuccessful in your initial choice.
Applications for summer scholarships 2012-13 are now closed. Applicants will be advised of their status in the first week of November 2012.