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Dean's Summer Research Scholarship

The following schools are keen to introduce students to the research activities undertaken within their schools:

• School of Natural Sciences (SNS)

• School of Geography, Planning and Spatial Sciences (GPSS)

• School of Architecture and Design (A&D)

• School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

• Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), and

• Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA)

A number of scholarships valued at $2,000 (or $3,000 for students participating in the Catalyst Program) will be awarded to successful students allowing them to work in a research or design group in the schools listed for a period of 6 to 8 weeks over the 2021 Spring/2022 Summer vacation period. Scholarship recipients will work alongside their supervisor and fellow graduate research students to gain experience in identifying and solving research or design problems. This experience will provide students with excellent preparation for future Postgraduate programs.



Available to current students within the College of Sciences and Engineering (CoSE) who meet the following criteria:

- Completion of at least one semester of full-time study (or equivalent) in an undergraduate or Honours degree in CoSE (students currently enrolled in first year MITS will also be considered);

- Be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Philosophy and have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.5 or higher;

- International students must have a current visa and valid Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) in their primary degree for the duration of their proposed program;

- Have identified a suitable project and CoSE supervisor, who approved and signed your application before submission; and

- Be available to complete your 6-8-week project at any time between early November 2021 and late February 2022.

Successful applicants will be enrolled in the relevant Research Experience Program unit in the Bachelor of Philosophy. Assessment in these units is structured around the activities undertaken during the project (such as project planning, maintaining records and analysing data, and communication).


$2,000 (or $3,000 for Science Catalyst and Creative Innovators Program Students)


6-8 weeks at any time during early November 2021 to late February 2022.

Closing Date

22 October 2021. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible after this date.


Apply online prior to closing date As applicants will be assessed on the quality of application, all questions should be answered in full. Please ensure care is taken with spelling and grammar.

IMPORTANT – Applicants MUST have discussed their project and received approval from their supervisor before submission of their application. For more information, please contact Michael Charleston

Also, International Students must forward a copy of their Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) to separately as supporting documentation.

It is expected that applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of October 2021 (subject to notification from the selection committee).

Supervisor Report for Dean's Summer Research Scholarship (DOC, 1120kb)
Provide an electronic copy of this report to your supervisor (Deans Summer Research Scholarship applicants only).

Application status

Closed. Successful applicant/s advised.