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Summer Research Scholarships Programme 2012/13
Attention senior students - On offer: An inspirational research experience
The purpose of Summer Research Scholarships is to give university students, normally in their final or penultimate undergraduate year, experience in research, to encourage them to pursue postgraduate study. Students are expected to conduct a research project of approximately 10 weeks duration (400 hours) under the supervision of an academic staff member. The value of each scholarship is $5,000.
4pm Friday, 21 September 2012
- Students will receive $5,000 stipend for 400 hours of research work over the summer (December to mid February).
- Students will gain and practise research skills under individual supervision. Experiences gained in previous scholarships have included exposure to authentic case studies; participation in project meetings; practice in data collection, analysis, literature reviews, interviewing techniques, and mind mapping; learning to use specialised software; and acquiring specialist laboratory and presentation skills.
- The research experience adds significant value to students’ CVs and will improve their career opportunities, in some cases even leading to a career in research.
- Previous summer students have found that the research experience improved their confidence about undertaking postgraduate studies and in many cases directed them to a potential supervisor and project.
- Some summer students have become co-authors of presentations at international conferences and articles for publication in academic journals.
- Students gain great networking opportunities with students from other courses, and enjoy extensive interactions with research staff and the international community of scholars.
For more information about the scholarship and a list of available topics see the document below.
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