Summer Research Scholarship program


Since 2013 the Summer Research Scholarship has been made available to honours and postgraduate students studying at Australian tertiary institutions who wish to undertake research at the Parliamentary Library at the Australian Parliament in Canberra.  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 2017 Scholarships

Applications are now open for the 2017 Summer Research Scholarships. Honours and postgraduate students studying at an Australian tertiary institution who have commenced or have successfully completed at least one year of postgraduate study are eligible to apply.  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 23 September 2016.

Completed applications should be emailed to

Enquiries may be directed to:

Kate Campbell (02) 6277 2721


Sue Johnson (02) 6277 2480

Past Scholarship research