Taste of Research Summer Scholarships

The Taste of Research program was set-up by UNSW Engineering to allow undergraduate students to spend a summer working with a research group to understand what real research is about at university and in industry. 

The program gives second and third year students the chance to do a 12 week project with an existing research team within the Faculty and receive a tax exempt allowance of about $500 per week.

Projects on offer

There are about 200 projects on offer each year, including areas such as:

  • commercial solar cell technologies
  • reducing coal-fired power plant emissions
  • signal processing for GPS augmentation
  • omni-directional mobile robots
  • cochlear implant signal processing

Visit the 2017/2018 Projects page.


The program is open to local and international students who meet the following criteria:

  • Be a high achieving second or third year undergraduate student enrolled in a full-time program
  • Be enrolled in a relevant program at UNSW, another Australian University or a New Zealand University
  • Submit an online application form


  • Receive $500 per week allowance (tax exempt)
  • UNSW Engineering students may use their Taste of Research Summer Scholarship to contribute towards their industrial training (up to 6 weeks)


Each applicant will be assessed on the basis of academic merit, interest in undertaking research activities, and intended career plans.

The Taste Of Research Poster Presentation.


The scholarships are available in a variety of research areas for a period of 12 weeks from November to February.

How to Apply

Applications closed 18 August 2017.

More information

For more information about the Taste of Research program, please email Alman Yeung.

Download the Taste of Research Summer Scholarship 2017/2018 brochure here.

Download the Taste of Research Summer Scholarship sample posters here.

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