Indigenous Students in Science Research Scholarship

The Indigenous Students in Science Research Scholarship provides selected students with a supervised introduction to research in a science discipline.

About the program

The Indigenous Students in Science Research Scholarship is the first ever research scholars program offered to Indigenous students who are at any stage within the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Extended). The Scholarship will provide up to 4 students with a supervised introduction to research in a science discipline. Successful candidates will be supervised by a research supervisor according to their general strengths and interests as identified in their application.

As a 4-week co-curricular (not-for-credit program), the scholarship will provide up to four students the opportunity to be supervised by a science research supervisor. Research projects will be developed in consultation with successful scholars and based on the general strengths and interests outlined in the student application.

Students will explore new and familiar concepts and techniques in unprecedented depth for the purpose of achieving the individual project’s research goals as well as gain workforce experience.

The research program will be offered Monday 21 November – Friday 16 December inclusive, comprising 20 days of research at the University of Melbourne Parkville campus, on a full-time basis.

Eligibility requirements

Students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Extended) at any stage of their degree who identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Participants will receive

  • $4000 (paid fortnightly as two payments of $2000) for 20 days of research at the University of Melbourne. Fortnightly payment will be based on completion of project milestones, including lab time and final presentation.
  • Access to an academic mentor to provide supervision to ensure research goals are achieved
  • Enrichment activities to connect participants with other Scholarship participants
  • If required, accommodation at University College will be provided for the duration of the program, including a hot breakfast, packed lunch and dinner daily

Applications for 2022 are now closed

Frequently asked questions

  • What projects are available?

    Research projects will be developed in consultation with successful scholars and will be based on the general strengths and interests outlined in the student application.

  • Is there a WAM requirement?

    No.

  • Can the program be undertaken on a part-time basis?

    There is no part-time option for the program.

  • What are the project milestones to successfully complete the program?

    Scholars are required to submit the following to successfully complete the program:

    • 20 days of lab time
    • Presentation – details to be finalised.

Further information

Please contact science-industry-internships@unimelb.edu.au if you have further questions about the program.