UC Summer Research Scholarships 2018/2019

(Updated 13/09/2018)

 Staff Project applications/submissions have now closed.  Student applications will open on the 19th of September.

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 2018/2019

 Call for Projects to Academics   04 September 2018 
 Project proposal submissions due back from Academics   12 September 2018
 Selection of projects to be funded completed by Dean PGR   14th September 2018 
 List of projects advertised to students   19th September 2018
 Deadline for student applications to apply online   28th September 2018 
 Selection of students for projects sent to departments   3rd October 2018
 Department selection decisions due to Dean PGR   12th October 2018
 Students selected and notified   17th October 2018
 Deadline for students to accept or decline offers   26th October 2018
 Final list of recipients and funding details to Scholarship office   5th November 2018
 Scholarship start date   19th November 2018
 Scholarship Feedback Conference   8th February 2019
 Scholarship Report Form submitted   15th February 2019
 Certificate sent to candidates who have completed all requirements  1st March 2019