Application Process

Applications for VRS 2018/19 are open until Friday 14 September 2018. Please visit Key Dates for other important dates.

Applications are submitted through an online form. Your application will be confirmed when you click the “submit” button, at which stage you should be redirected to a page acknowledging receipt.

You must attach three supporting documents in .pdf format:

  • Your research proposal (maximum one page) – File name: LASTNAME-ResearchProposal.pdf
  • Your statement of results (including the previous semester’s results) – File name: LASTNAME-StatementofResults.pdf
  • A letter of support from your project supervisor, including their contact details – File name: LASTNAME-LetterofSupport.pdf

The form will not let you complete the application if these supporting documents have not been attached. Remember, these documents must be in .pdf format.

Note: students who took part in last year’s VRS program are ineligible to apply in 2018.


All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application.  Please see the Key Dates for estimated timeframe.

Note: due to the expected volume of applications, we are unable to provide full feedback for unsuccessful applicants.


Each Vacation Research Scholar’s stipend payment is arranged by their home or host university. Scholars must speak to mathematical sciences department office staff to arrange payment.

AMSI pays the university by invoice in two instalments:

A$2000.00 ex. GST on the award of the scholarship
A$1000.00 ex. GST on receipt of the final report and blog post

Most AMSI Member institutions have administered Vacation Research Scholarships in previous years and will be aware of this process.

As the mathematical sciences department administers payment of your stipends, the department must be able to confirm your research project and supervisor.

If circumstances change and you need to withdraw from the Vacation Research Scholarship, you should discuss this with your supervisor. Your Head of Department and the AMSI Research and Higher Education Manager must then be notified by writing with the reasons for withdrawal as soon as your decision is confirmed. Depending on when you withdraw, this could affect your payment.

Late Submission

For your application to be considered after the closing date you must apply to AMSI for late submission at Late submission is only approved in exceptional circumstances.

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