Heart Research Institute Summer Scholarships

Who: Medical research students
Where: Sydney
When: December 2017-January 2018
Stipend: $5400 + flights and accommodation
Deadline: 20 August, 2017

What: Scholarships providing high-achieving and promising Kiwi students the opportunity to work on a medical research project directly related to cardiovascular disease, expand on their skills and knowledge, and be mentored in a world-class research institute.

These summer scholarships will take place in Sydney, Australia over the Australian summer holidays for eight weeks. Placements are full-time and typically begin early December 2017 to January 2018. 

Post-doctorate scientists will provide mentorship, leadership and provide regular feedback, with Group Leaders overseeing. All projects will be carried out at our laboratories in Newtown (Sydney, Australia) or the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney

Selection Criteria

Applications will be assessed by senior HRI scientists on the basis of academic merit and suitability. Applications must include: 

  • a one-page cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and your interests in research

  • your academic record (including certified academic transcript for current degree)

  • your CV including referees (a summary of your work experience and other relevant activities)

  • projects in order of preference

All applications must fit within one of the projects outlined below. Applicants can rank their choices in order of project preference. Please submit the application all together in one PDF document. 

Applications must be received no later than 20th August 2017.


Successful students will receive a total stipend of approximately NZ$5,400. Payment will be made in monthly installments. 

Return flights to Sydney and accommodation at a nearby College in Sydney will be organised and paid for by the HRI. This College is within walking distance of the HRI and all the buzz of Newton.


Not sure if it's for you? Read about Kevin Choi's experience on the scholarship last summer here.