Summer research scholarship program is run by Monash University. The program offers placements over the summer break and provide students with the opportunity to:
- get experience in an industry setting
- a taste of research and insight into future opportunities
The primary purpose of these scholarships is the education of the students. An industry placement is expected to provide students with the educational opportunity of applying their learning in a real world context and receiving feedback to enhance their educational outcomes and develop their work-readiness skills. The number of projects on offer is constantly raising as industry recognise the value of having one or more job ready students for a period of 1 to 3 months. Last year, companies in Melbourne and interstate offered more than 30 places. The feedback from students and mentors was very positive.
Who what when
Students can work on any project, either in teams or independently as they are reasonably trained in formulation and analytical chemistry.
Duration: 1 – 3 months between the end of November and the end of February.
Insurance: Students are covered by the Monash insurance
Student payment: The host company covers the cost of student payments. The company can choose to pay students between $250 to $500 per week. Monash will pay the student every month and the company is then invoiced by Monash at the end of the scholarship period.