The Vacation Scholarships
- involve cutting-edge research during the summer vacation
- are open to undergraduate physics students in Australia
- have a scholarship of a tax-free stipend of up to $500 per week
- are available in areas of research excellence
- are typically awarded for 5 weeks in Jan – Feb
View a list of our previous Vacation Scholars and the projects they completed.
How to apply
Applications for 2017/2018 are now open.
The application process comprises:
- a completed online application form
plus submit the following in one email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- a covering letter
- a copy of your academic transcript
- your CV
Applications close 29th September 2017.
Applicants must also arrange for two academic referees to email references directly to email@example.com by 6th October 2017.
Projects on offer for 2017/2018
|Remote sensing of water properties using Raman spectroscopy||Prof. Helen Pask||Photonics and remote sensing|
|Spectral fingerprinting of microplastics||Prof. Helen Pask||Photonics and Raman spectroscopy|
|Stellar Collisions, Outbursts and Jets||Prof. Orsola De Marco||Astrophysics of stars and fluid dynamics|
|Too big to rotate fast? Catching braking stars in their subgiant phase.||Dr Chengyuan Li||Stellar evolution|
|Exploring the first ultra-faint imaging from the Huntsman telescope||Dr Lee Spitler||Observational astronomy|
|Constructing a confocal microscope||Dr Ben Norton||Physics teaching labs / Quantum optics|
|Quantum engineering using magnetomechanics||Prof. Jason Twamley||Quantum theory|
|Quantum intelligent dynamics||Prof. Jason Twamley||Quantum|
|Observatory and Planetarium Education Links (Primary)||Prof. Orsola De Marco||Astronomy, Education|
|Observatory and Planetarium Education Links (Secondary)||Prof. Orsola De Marco||Astronomy, Education|
|Nanopatterning of diamond surfaces using UV optical beam||A/Prof. Richard Mildren||Nano-materials and optics|
|Quantum random number generation in diamond||A/Prof. Richard Mildren||Photonics and quantum physics|
|Do event horizons exist?||A/Prof. Daniel Terno||Black hole physics; quantum field theory|
|Spin-gravity coupling and equivalence principle||A/Prof. Daniel Terno||General relativity and its extensions; relativistic quantum mechanics; particle physics|
|Building a fiber injection and guiding front end for MQ observatory||Dr. Christian Schwab & Prof. David Coutts||Astronomical instrumentation|