UC Summer Research Scholarships.

General Information

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 

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 (

Summer Research Scholarships Timeline  2019/2020 timeline will be confirmed in August 2019

 Call for Projects to Academics TBC
 Project proposal submissions due back from Academics TBC
 Selection of projects to be funded completed by Dean PGR TBC
 List of projects advertised to students TBC
 Deadline for student applications to apply online TBC 
 Selection of students for projects sent to departments TBC
 Department selection decisions due to Dean PGR  TBC
 Students selected and notified  TBC
 Deadline for students to accept or decline offers TBC
 Final list of recipients and funding details to Scholarship office TBC
 Scholarship start date TBC
 Scholarship Feedback Conference TBC
 Scholarship Report Form submitted TBC
 Certificate sent to candidates who have completed all requirements TBC