Student Research Opportunities

Endeavour Student Summer Research Program 2016

What is the Endeavour Student Summer Research Program?

The Endeavour Student Summer Research Program is coordinated by the Office of Research in conjunction with research teams within the College, and provides an opportunity for students to work with a researcher in a formal research environment.

Projects are available for between 6-10 weeks over the summer break (from mid-November to mid-February) and do not contribute credit towards degree requirements.


2016 Available Projects

View the available 2016 Student Summer Research Projects



The Endeavour Student Summer Research Program is open to undergraduate students, who:

  • Are currently enrolled at greater than or equal to 50% full time load in an undergraduate degree at the College;
  • Have completed at least one year of study;
  • A recent alumni graduate (course completion in the same calendar year as commencement of summer program)
  • Are studying for a degree relevant to the research project;
  • Have achieved a grade point average of 5.5 or above during their undergraduate degree;
  • Have the potential to and interest in undertaking postgraduate study (masters or PhD); and
  • Are able to demonstrate a high level of English language proficiency

An Endeavour Summer Research Scholarship ($300 per week) is available to successful applicants to help cover living costs. Students who need to travel interstate to work on their chosen research project may also be eligible for a travel scholarship of $500.


How to get involved?

Students will have the opportunity to choose a research project based on an available project list from the Office of Research. For further information or to submit your completed Student Summer Research Program Application, please contact the Student Liaison Officer for Research .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Research Mentors

Research Mentors can apply to have a Student Researcher allocated to their research project through the Office of Research. Applications must be submitted by 1 August 2016 for approval by the Research Management Committee prior to inclusion in the list of available projects.

For more information about the program please read the Student Summer Research Program Guidelines and submit the Research Mentors for Student Summer Research Program Application Form to Student Liaison Officer for Research .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Important Dates:

  • Announcement for Call for Research Mentors open: Wednesday 1 June 2016
  • Call for Research Mentors application close: Monday 1 August 2016
  • Announcement of the Program to students: Monday 1 August 2016
  • Student applications open: Wednesday 31 August 2016
  • Student applications close: Wednesday 21 September 2016
  • Announcement of application results:  Wednesday 19 October 2016
  • Commencement of Program: November – December 2016 (negotiable)


Writing Research

The Office of Research encourages students who wish to further develop their academic writing by publishing their work in a peer-reviewed journal. Students can receive support from the Office of Research to develop a discussion article, case study or literature review based on their own idea or one of their course assignments. Students who are interested in writing an article are encouraged to meet with the Student Liaison Officer for Research Rebecca Reid to review their work and to develop the best way to write their article. Upon completion students will be given further guidance on how and where they can submit their article for publication from both Rebecca Reid and Associate Director, Research Dr Amie Steel.

For more information, please contact Rebecca at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)