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Summer Research Scholarship Programme

Applications are invited for the 2023/2024 Summer Research Scholarship Programme. The Health Sciences Division offers a range of Summer Research Scholarships in Dunedin each year. Scholarships are available for a 10-week period between November 2023 and February 2024.

The Summer Research Scholarship Programme encourages participation from students and staff of the School of Biomedical Sciences (BMS), the Dunedin School of Medicine (DSM), the Faculty of Dentistry and the Schools of Pharmacy and Physiotherapy.

The main objective of the programme is to give undergraduate science and health professional students their first introduction to research. Many eventually go on to take up a career in research. Some of our most successful researchers gained their first taste of research as summer students. Those that do not make research a part of their future, will find nonetheless that exposure to a research environment enriches their degree, and hones their critical thinking ability – a skill that is of prime importance in today's workplace.

If you have any questions, please contact:


To be eligible for a tax-free summer scholarship a student must be intending to enrol at a New Zealand or Australian University in the following year. This is to ensure that the University meets its tax and legal requirements. If the student does not return to study the following year, they will be required to pay withholding tax by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD).

2023 deadlines

  • Applications close 5:00pm Thursday 10 August 2023.
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in October 2023.

Forms, dates and guidelines for students and supervisors

Applying for Health Sciences Dunedin-based scholarships

If you wish to apply for a Summer Research Scholarship based in Dunedin, you have the following options:

Important note: You can apply for multiple scholarships, but you will be offered only one.

Past sponsors

Summer Research Scholarships funded from other sources

All supervisors based in the Division of Health Sciences, Dunedin Campus who wish to have a summer student funded from any source ( SRS Programme, Departmental funds, Research Centres and Themes, Lab funds, Grants, etc.) must read the guidelines to familiarise themselves and comply with rules and obligations.

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