Summer Research Scholarships

Indigenous knowledge & culture ANU/CDU exchange program

Would you like to learn more about Indigenous Australian culture and knowledge? Would you like to travel to northern Australia? The RSB is offering travel grants to undertake an exchange program at Charles Darwin University in Darwin during July 2020.

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A Njanjima Ranger shares knowledge with ANU students.

How to put together a fast carbon-capturing engine: lessons from blue-green algae

A scientific breakthrough intended to help boost the yields of food crops has solved a long-standing question of how cyanobacteria, known as blue-green algae, builds the carbon-capturing engines called carboxysomes in a protein liquid droplet formation.

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Blue-green algae promises to help boost food crop yields

Are measurements of plant gas exchange accurate?

Katie Purdy joined the Farquhar group over summer 2017/2018, supervised by Dr Florian Busch.

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A university degree that helps put food on the table

Laura Wey has used her undergraduate research experience at ANU to help grow a better future for us all.

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Laura Wey

The Research School of Biology offers Summer Research Scholarships and Summer Internships. ANU students are eligible to apply for a Summer Internship. External (i.e. non-ANU) students from Australia and New Zealand are eligible to apply for a Summer Research Scholarship.

Summer Research Scholarships and Summer Internships are designed for talented students from ANU and other tertiary institutions considering undertaking postgraduate research in the future. They are an excellent opportunity to carry out research under the supervision of researchers based in the Research School of Biology, utilising facilities and materials not readily available elsewhere.

Successful applicants for both schemes are awarded a weekly allowance for up to 8 weeks of the program. In addition, the Summer Research Scholarship provides for travel to and from ANU, and on-campus accommodation.

Both RSB Summer Research Scholars and Summer Interns will be invited to participate in a variety of shared social events, workshops and seminars during the summer period.  To view prior student project activities click on the Summer Scholar ePortfolio links.

For more information about entry requirements and how to apply, please email To view the summer research projects available in the school for 2019-2020, please click here.


Email: or phone (02) 6125 1070


Open 1 August

Application period has been extended to 15 September

Summer Scholars ePortfolio

Updated:  19 November 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director RSB/Page Contact:  Webmaster RSB