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Summer research program

Summer Research scholar Matthew Calvin

Matthew Calvin, of the University of Auckland, talks about his experience as a Summer Research scholar at ANU.

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Summer Research scholar Yusheng Luo

Yusheng Luo, of the National University of Singapore, talks about his experience as a Summer Research scholar at ANU.

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The Summer Research Scholarship program at the Mathematical Sciences Institute gives undergraduate students the opportunity to gain insight into studying honours or a postgraduate research degree (PhD or MPhil). The program runs for nine weeks, from 21st November through to 20th January (breaking during Christmas/New Year period). The Mathematical Sciences Institute offers Summer Research Scholarships and Summer Research Internships. ANU students are eligible to apply for a Summer Internship (SRI). External (i.e. non-ANU) students from Australia and New Zealand are eligible to apply for a Summer Research Scholarship (SRS).

Successful SRS candidates are awarded a weekly stipend of $150 plus on campus accommodationand and meals. 

Successful SRI candidates are awarded a weekly stipend of $400 to cover for the off campus rental and other associate costs.

MSI Summer Research Scholars and Summer Interns will be invited to participate in a variety of shared social events, workshops and seminars during the summer period.

A limited number of Summer Research Scholarships are available each year so we recommend you also submit an application for an AMSI Vacation Research Scholarship (VRS).


Undergraduate students in their third or final year of their degree or Honours students, and currently enrolled at an Australian or New Zealand university.

Equity-based adjustments may be made for Indigenous students or for other reasons aligned to the Education Access Scheme (Equity) Adjustment Schedule. College of Science will offer fully funded positions to successful applicants.

How to apply

  1. Choose a research project and supervisor
  2. Upload expression of interest,  transcript , CV and other supporting documentations.
  3. Apply

Please note that we may have to suspend this program prior to commencement due to COVID 19 travel restrictions or lockdowns. 


Open 1 August 2022
Close 15 September 2022


Cecilia Zhang
Telephone:  +61 2 6125 0723