The ARC Centre of Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships in Climate Extremes are highly competitive scholarships intended to provide undergraduate students from Australian universities an introduction to cutting-edge climate science research at one of our five universities, or our national partners.
Students should be in their second, third, or post-honours year and interested in pursuing honours or a postgraduate degree in climate science. Scholarship projects may either run on a full-time basis over the summer or other mid-sem/trimester breaks, or part-time for the equivalent of six weeks full time work throughout the academic year.
The scholarships are valued at $3,800 Scholarships are open to Australian and New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents, and international students currently enrolled in an Australian university.
If you have any questions about our undergraduate research scholarships please contact Graduate Director A. Prof Melissa Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications for the 2022/23 summer round are now open, please apply below. Applications will close September 16, 2022.
Applicants interested in projects based at Monash University are also encouraged to apply via the Monash vacation scholarship scheme.
Applicants interested in projects based at UNSW are also encouraged to apply via the UNSW vacation scholarship scheme.
Steven Thomas’s investigation into drought started as a six-week undergraduate project and ended up becoming two years of research, conference presentations and more – and that was before he even graduated.
Julie Potgieter was looking for a better way to explore potential careers when an e-mail came through about working on a climate-related research project for undergraduate students. Her project resulted in a first authored journal article.
UNSW04: Tropical cyclones in Australia
This project investigates the relationship between tropical cyclone characteristics in the Australian sector and the sea surface temperature conditions in the Indian Ocean.
UNSW05: Near real-time estimates of drought breaking probabilities
Once a drought has begun the important question is: when will the drought end?