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CSIRO Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships - Data61

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  • Get hands-on research experience
  • Access CSIRO's world-class facilities
  • Apply for a CSIRO Vacation Scholarship today!

Our Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships are run over the Australian summer holidays and offers high achieving and promising undergraduate students the opportunity to collaborate with leading CSIRO scientists in our world class facilities.

Students will have the chance to work on a real project in science, engineering or a related field such as science communication. Placements are full time and will typically begin in late November 2017 or early December and can be from 8 to 12 weeks in length.

Participation in the Vacation Scholarship Program has influenced previous scholarship holders in their choice of further study and future career options. Many have gone on to pursue a PhD in CSIRO or to build a successful research career within CSIRO, a university or industry.

CSIRO’s Data61 is Australia’s leading data innovation group which was officially formed in 2016 from the integration of CSIRO’s Digital Productivity flagship and the National ICT Australia Ltd (NICTA). Our mission is to create Australia’s data-driven future. We believe Australia can lead the world in change and not just respond to it.

To create a better world for the future generations, we’re bringing together the innovation ecosystem and building a global applied R&D network of partners in government, industry and academia called the D61+ Network. For more information please see our website at Data61.

Projects:          There are 45 projects available, for details please see the project list

Location:         various (please refer to list of projects above for specific details)

Scholarship:    $1462.77 per fortnight

Reference:       43691


To be eligible to apply you must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or an international student who has full work rights for the 8 to 12 weeks duration (does not require visa sponsorship).

Vacation scholarships are open to students who:

  •         are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree at an Australian university;
  •         have completed three years of a full-time undergraduate course (exceptional second year students will also be considered);
  •         have a strong academic record (credit average or higher); and
  •         Intend to go on to honours and/or postgraduate study. 

About CSIRO: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s national science agency. At CSIRO we shape the future. We do this by using science to solve real issues. Our research makes a difference to industry, people and the planet. Find out more at

Applications close on: Monday 7 August 2017

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