Summer Scholarships

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Western Sydney University has an excellent opportunity available for undergraduate students wanting to learn more about university research. The University's Summer Scholarship program is designed to provide students with a placement in a formal research environment supervised by leading University academics. Students will gain experience in carrying out a research project and presenting their findings in a report and presentation. Western Sydney University offers a range of project choices in various Schools and Institutes across a number of research fields that change each year.

This initiative is coordinated as a joint venture between the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development) and Jobs on Campus.Research Scholarships Event

Projects

There are up to 70 projects available for students to apply for, listed by School or Institute. Students can nominate up to 3 projects of interest. Whilst every effort is made to accommodate project preferences, the selection committee has final determination over the allocation of projects.

For further information on the Projects available from each School and Institute for the 2016/2017 program, please visit Jobs on Campus (opens in a new window)

Scholarships

A scholarship is offered to all students whose application is successful. Each scholarship is valued at $3,500. Students will receive this scholarship in three instalments over the course of the program. 

Scholarships are available to students who are currently enrolled at Western Sydney University and will be awarded on a competitive basis. Successful students will also be required to present the results of their research by seminar and submit a research report on completion of their project.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Student must be enrolled at Western Sydney University.
  • Student must be in their second year or up to mid-year of their third year of a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent). First year students can apply for the program but their application must be supported by a Western Sydney University academic.
  • Student must be a member of the Jobs on Campus Applicant Pool to apply for this program. Not a member? Register now via Jobs on Campus (opens in a new window)
  • Student must be available to work for 8 weeks (35 hours per week) between 29 November 2016 to 15 February 2017 (excluding University holiday shut down period).
  • Students should have a genuine interest in taking part in further university research and desire to develop research skills and techniques.
  • Students are required to be Australian citizens, permanent residents or hold an appropriate visa.

Note: As part of the application process, students are required to meet with at least the main supervisor of each of the projects to be included in their application.

How to Apply

Applications for 2016/2017 program will open on 12 September 2016

  • Step 1: Review the research project descriptions on CareerHub (login required) and select three project preferences.
  • Step 2: Download the 'Confirmation of Meeting with Supervisor Form' for each project preference.
  • Step 3: Make contact and meet with supervisors for ALL three of your project preferences. Supervisor contact details are listed in the attached project descriptions.
  • Step 4: Prepare your responses to the essential criteria and your resume.
  • Step 5: Register for the Jobs on Campus Applicant Pool (if not already a member).
  • Step 6: Complete the online application form on CareerHub (login required).

Contacts

Online application advice

Jobs on Campus Administration Officer
e: terrie.smith@westernsydney.edu.au
ph: 02 4736 0877

General advice on program

Summer Scholarships Coordinator
e: studentresearch@westernsydney.edu.au
ph: 02 9678 7418