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If you’re an undergraduate student with a strong academic record, a Vacation Research Scholarship is a great way to explore a future career in research.

UniSA's Vacation Research Scholarships offer an opportunity to work closely with our experienced researchers at one of our world-class institutes or centres. These short-term (four to eight week) scholarships are open to domestic students from all universities and are an ideal way to build on your academic knowledge. Working with our researchers, you’ll be able to broaden your research capabilities in a specialised project and gain insight into a career in research.

Benefit from UniSA's world-class research across a diverse range of fields, offering you the opportunity to focus on your chosen research topic in a professional environment.

Further your knowledge and real-world experience across specialised areas such as health, science or engineering, all while growing your professional network along the way. Find out more about the available Vacation Research Scholarships in your area of study below.

Application closing date: 18 September 2020

How to apply

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  • yoga-meditation Allied Health & Human Performance minus-thin plus-thin

    In addition to the list of projects below, the following staff are willing to accept vacation students. Please contact them directly to discuss possible project opportunities.

    Saravana Kumar is interested in improving the quality and safety of health care through teaching and research. His evidence-based practice, implementation and health services research crosses a range of disciplines including allied health, public health, nursing and complementary and alternative medicine.

    Dr Maarten Immink is currently offering research project experiences in the area of skill acquisition. The projects will develop your understanding of the neural, cognitive and motor basis of expert skill performance.

    Dr Carmel Nottle has several projects with animals as the central theme which students can be involved in. These include analysis of data on activity in cats that is currently being collected, as well as looking at other literature related to this field.

    Dr Janette Young focuses on pets and human health research, as well as older people and community engagement.

    A/Prof Steve Milanese performs research that focuses on the impact of sport and physical activity on the well-being of returned service personnel and first responders. This research helps support the Invictus Pathway program.

    Dr Jocelyn Kernot is interested in the promotion of mental and physical well-being for adults and children. Examples include: a mental well-being program run through rural football clubs; a sensory based intervention in an inpatient mental health service and programs/resources addressing the social-emotional needs of pre-school and primary school children.

    Mr Shayne Chau conducts research within the fields of medical imaging, radiography and computed tomography.

    Allied Health & Human Performance

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    Business

  • pharmacy-medicine Clinical & Health Sciences minus-thin plus-thin

    In addition to the list of projects below, the following staff are willing to accept vacation students. Please contact them directly to discuss possible project opportunities.

    Prof Richard D’Andrea and Dr Sheree Bailey conduct research within the filed of Haematological malignancies: acute myeloid leukaemia and myeloproliferative neoplasms, genetics, molecular biology, drug development.

    Clinical & Health Sciences

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    Creative

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    In addition to the list of projects below, the following staff are willing to accept vacation students. Please contact them directly to discuss possible project opportunities.

    Dr Amy Farndale conducts research within the fields of early childhood literacy, bilingualism and Indigenous Languages.

    Education Futures

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    In addition to the list of projects below, the following staff are willing to accept vacation students. Please contact them directly to discuss possible project opportunities.

    Dr Kerrilee Lockyer is currently offering research project experience in language/discourse of branding and marketing, persuasive language/discourse, social media discourse, professional discourse/communication, and organisational discourse/communication.

    Fiona O’Neill (Supervisor) focuses on applied linguistics and language/s in professions and organisations.

    Juliette McIntyre conducts research within the fields of international law and human rights.

    Siobhan Banks is looking for students to help her conduct research in the sleep and chronobiology laboratory, Behaviour Brain Body Research Group (BBB). A range of project possibilities are available from literature reviews, data collection and data analysis. Topics include sleep loss, circadian rhythms, fatigue countermeasures, caffeine, cognitive performance, stress and health.

    Justice & Society

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    STEM

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