Summer and Winter Vacation Research Scholarship Program

Summer and winter research scholarships are run over the summer and winter breaks. If you're interested in a research career or furthering your studies through an honours program, this is a great opportunity to get ahead over the holidays.

Research scholarships aim to provide you with:

  • experience in an area of research
  • an insight into future opportunities within research
  • encouragement to pursue a career in research or academia.

If successful, you will take part in research-related activities.

Applications for Vacation Research scholarships

Applications are closed. See future application dates in the table below.

Eligibility and dates

  • The value varies
Number offered
  • The number offered varies
  • Based on academic achievement
  • You must meet all prerequisite requirements for a project where specified
  • Some projects require an interview. As part of your application, your interview performance will be assessed
  • You will be matched to projects based on your preferences and eligibility
Eligibility All conditions must be met:

  • Australian or New Zealand citizen, holder of an Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa, or an international student
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate (coursework) student with a registered Australian or New Zealand provider of higher education
  • Normally have completed at least the second year of an undergraduate degree
  • Not a full-time, continuing employee of Monash University
  • Students enrolled in their final semester are not eligible to apply.
Application dates 2020
  • Winter applications: Monday 4 May - Friday 22 May (5pm)
  • Notice of outcome: mid June
  • Summer Round 1 applications: Monday 6 July - Friday 24 July
  • Notice of outcome: early September
  • Summer Round 2 applications: Monday 7 Sep - Friday 2 Oct
  • Notice of outcome: mid-November
Project dates
  • Winter: 11 Jul - 3 Aug 2020
  • Summer (Rounds 1 and 2): 30 Nov 2020 - 26 Feb 2021
Application details
  • In a single application you can nominate up to three preferences. If you make multiple applications, we consider only the most recent application and preferences.
  • Students from a university other than Monash must provide their academic record (transcript) by the application closing date, either by:
    - email to
    - or post to our mailing address
  • Academic records from overseas universities will not be accepted

Staff information

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