Summer Research Scholarship program


Since 2013 the Summer Research Scholarship has been made available to honours and post-graduate tertiary students who wish to undertake research at the Parliamentary Library at the Australian Parliament.  Most broadly, Scholars are able to research a subject that is relevant to the Parliament, and which is of mutual interest to both the Scholars and the Parliamentary Library.

Purpose of the Summer Scholarship

The purpose of the Summer Scholarship is to:

  • Contribute to scholarship on the Parliament and its work
  • Increase awareness of the Parliamentary environment
  • Help build relevant research expertise, and
  • Promote the work of the Parliamentary Library and its potential as a future employer

Management of the Summer Scholarship

The Summer Research Scholars work on their projects in the Research Branch of the Parliamentary Library, within the Department of Parliamentary Services, for a period of six weeks.  The Summer Scholarship is managed by the Parliamentary Library on behalf of the Parliament through the Joint Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Library.

Applications for 2015 Scholarships

Applications are now open for the 2015 Summer Research Scholarship round. The Scholarships are open to students who are currently undertaking an honours or postgraduate degree at an Australian or foreign institution. Applicants must be Australian citizens or have Australian permanent resident status.

Further information is available in the Flyer  and Application Kit.

Applications close at midnight on 28 September 2014. Completed applications should be emailed to

Enquires can be directed to:

Alex Grove (Monday-Wednesday) on or (02) 6277 2721 or

Sue Johnson (Thursday-Friday) on or (02) 6277 2480

Past Scholarship research

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