Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarships

The ARC Centre of Excellence Undergraduate Summer Scholarships in Climate System Science are highly competitive scholarships intended to provide undergraduate students from Australian universities an introduction to cutting-edge climate science research at one of our five universities, or our national partners- CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology and Department of Environment.

Students should be in their second, third, or post-honours year and interested in pursuing a postgraduate degree in climate system science. Current Centre of Excellence students are not eligible for this scholarship.

Scholarships are available for  students to conduct supervised research for a six-week period during the summer break from November to February, with a break around the holidays. The scholarships are valued at $3,800 for the six-week research project.

To apply- take a look at the projects available below, then complete the application form. You will be asked to list, in order of preference, up to three projects you are interested in working on. Applications close September 12, 2014.

Note- if you are interested in a project based at Monash University you must apply directly through the Monash University vacation research scholarship scheme. Applications for Monash projects close August 11, 2014.

If you have any questions about our undergraduate summer research scholarships please contact Graduate Director- Dr. Melissa Hart

Summer 2014/15 projects

Based at UNSW

Students interested in projects based at UNSW are encouraged to also apply through the UNSW Faculty of Science vacation scholarship scheme.

Based at University of Tasmania

  • Estimating ocean-atmosphere transfer of freshwater in the North Atlantic, from satellite and Argo float data [More information]
  • How does the Madden-Julian Oscillation affect extreme sea levels around Australia? [More information]
  • Observations of Leeuwin Current eddies – 3D circulation and density structure [More information]
  • Observations of Leeuwin Current eddies – Interaction of physics and biogeochemistry [More information]
  • Understanding the return pathways of the upper cell of the Meridional Overturning Circulation [More information]
  • The role of the deep ocean ventilation for the carbon uptake and storage in the ocean [More information]

Based at Australian Antarctic Division/University of Tasmania, in collaboration with the Department of Environment

  • A decadal climatology of Antarctic tropospheric ozone intrusions [More information]

Based at CSIRO/University of Melbourne, in collaboration with the Department of Environment

  • Very short-lived halogenated substance observations and modeling [More information]

Based at the Australian National University

Students interested in projects based at ANU are encouraged to apply through the ANU summer research program.

Based at Monash University

(Please apply for Monash based projects directly through the Monash University vacation research scholarship scheme. Applications for Monash projects close August 11, 2014.)

Details of projects undertaken during previous summers can be found here.

 

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