Summer research scholarships

Summer Research Scholarships aim to provide talented STEM students with an opportunity to experience research-based activities at the Research School of Physics under the guidance of our distinguished researchers.

These scholarships are intended for currently-enrolled undergraduate domestic students completing the third or fourth year of a full-time program leading to an honours degree. Outstanding second-year students who are intending to complete an honours degree may also be considered.

We offer Summer Research Scholarships (SRS) and Summer Research Internships (SRI).

External (i.e. non-ANU) students from Australia and New Zealand are eligible to apply for a Summer Research Scholarship.

ANU students are eligible to apply for a Summer Internship.

Program and application dates

The program will run between Monday 20 November 2023 and Friday 19 January 2024 (breaking during the Christmas/New Year period spanning Saturday 23 December to Tuesday 2 January, with pay).

Successful SRS candidates are awarded a weekly stipend of $150 plus on campus accommodation and meals and a travel allowance of up to $1000.

Successful SRI candidates are awarded a weekly stipend of $400.

All students participating in the program will be invited to a variety of shared social events, workshops and seminars during the summer period.

Applications can be lodged online between 1 July and 31 August 2023 only. Late applications will not be considered.

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

Available summer scholarship projects

You can find available summer scholarship projects on the potential projects page. Please contact the supervisor in charge of the summer project you are interested in prior to submitting an application.

If you have any questions about the program, please get in touch with RSPhys Student Administration team on


Postgraduate Research enquiries

(02) 612 51315