Applications for the 2017/18 New Zealand Heart Research Summer Scholarship Program have now closed.
Thank you for your interest. We encourage you to regularly check back to see what other opportunities you may be eligible to apply for in the future.
New Zealand Heart Research Summer Scholarship Program
The Heart Research Institute is excited to offer a number of Summer Undergraduate Scholarships to New Zealand's best and brightest young researchers.
These scholarships provide high-achieving and promising Kiwi students the opportunity to work on a medical research project directly related to cardiovascular disease, expand on their skills and knowledge, and be mentored in a world-class research institute. Scholarship recipients are expected to write a report on their work experience and will have the opportunity to make a presentation to their peers and supervisors at the end of the scholarship period.
These summer scholarships will take place in Sydney, Australia over the Australian summer holidays for eight weeks. Placements are full-time and typically begin early December 2017 to January 2018.
Check out our 2016 NZ Scholarship winners and learn about their experiences.
Projects on Offer
Please read through the scientific projects on offer below. You will be asked to place the projects in order of preference in the application process.
Post-doctorate scientists will provide mentorship, leadership and provide regular feedback, with Group Leaders overseeing.
All projects will be carried out at our laboratories in Newtown (Sydney, Australia) or the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney.
Explore our Newtown facilities in this virtual tour.
Applications will be assessed by senior HRI scientists on the basis of academic merit and suitability. Applications must include:
a one-page cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and your interests in research
your academic record (including certified academic transcript for current degree)
your CV including referees (a summary of your work experience and other relevant activities)
projects in order of preference
All applications must fit within one of the projects outlined below. Applicants can rank their choices in order of project preference. Please submit the application all together in one PDF document.
Applications must be received no later than 20th August 2017.
Successful students will receive a total stipend of approximately NZ$5,400. Payment will be made in monthly instalments.
Return flights to Sydney and accommodation at a nearby College in Sydney will be organised and paid for by the HRI. This College is within walking distance of the HRI and all the buzz of Newtown.