CASS Undergraduate Vacation Scholarship Program 2017/18

The 2017/18 Undergraduate Vacation Scholarship Program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to work on real-world problems in a leading R&D organisation. Each scholar will undertake a research project under the supervision of our staff.

Participation in the Undergraduate 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.

Vacation scholarships are intended primarily for students who:

  • are currently enrolled at an Australian university
  • have completed three years of a full-time undergraduate course, preferably in science, engineering or computing, however exceptional second year students may be considered.
  • have a strong academic record (credit average or higher); and
  • intend to go on to honours and/or postgraduate study.

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).

Scholarships are for 10 weeks in the period 27 November 2017 to 9 February 2018.

CASS is offering up to 12 scholarships for the 2017/2018 program. Each scholar will undertake a research project under the supervision of a CASS staff member. Projects are offered in the areas of astronomy/astrophysics, physics, software engineering, computer science/engineering, electrical engineering and education. 

Seven scholarships are based at CASS Headquarters at Marsfield, Sydney and five at our office in Kensington, Perth. Travel assistance is provided to successful applicants.

Applictions close Monday 7 August 2017.


Information for the 2017/2018 program


For general enquiries about the Undergraduate Vacation Scholarship Program please contact Robert Hollow, (02) 9372 4247 (for CASS)


Postal Address

Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships Coordinator
CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science
PO Box 76
Epping   NSW   1710