UC Summer Research Scholarships 2017-2018

(Updated 11/9/17)

The Summer Research Scholarship scheme is sponsored by the University of Canterbury Postgraduate Committee and offers over 100 scholarships to senior students, giving them the opportunity to undertake a supervised research project for a period of approximately 10 weeks during the summer recess.

A UC Summer Research Scholarship provides the opportunity for a student to:

  • Work on a supervised research project for 400 hours (approximately 10 weeks) over the summer period (November - February)
  • Give a presentation at the Summer Research Scholarship Feedback Day (February)

For more information please take a look at the UC Summer Scholarships website 

The list of projects is now available for students to apply.  Please go to the UC Summer Scholarships website for the lists of projects and the student application form

Preference will be given to applications with at least 50% funding ($2500) from external sources. It should be made clear to external funders that these are research scholarships, and not internships. Students must be conducting research not commercial work.

Late applications may not be processed.

All projects must have a project leader who will be available during the entire period of the project. Project leaders may be UC Academic Staff or external collaborators.

Any questions should be directed to Jon Harding or Lisa Carter at (summerscholarships@canterbury.ac.nz)

Summer Research Scholarships Timeline 2017/2018

 Call for Projects to Academics   15th August 
 Project proposal submissions due back from Academics   29th August now closed
 Selection of projects to be funded completed by Dean PGR   7th September 
 List of projects advertised to students   11th September  OPEN
 Deadline for student applications to apply online   29th September 
 Selection of students for projects sent to departments   3rd October 
 Department selection decisions due to Dean PGR   13th October 
 Students selected and notified   17th October 
 Deadline for students to accept or decline offers   24th October 
 Final list of recipients and funding details to Scholarship office   6th November 
 Scholarship start date   20th November 
 Scholarship Feedback Conference   9th February 
 Scholarship Report Form submitted   16th February 
 Certificate sent to candidates who have submitted Report Form   28th February