The Taste of Research Summer Scholarships created by the Faculty of Engineering give 3rd year students the chance to undertake a 12 week project with existing research group within Faculty of Engineering, and receive a tax exempt allowance of about $500 per week. It is also a possibility for students to continue the TOR project for thesis A.
There are about 200 projects on offer each year. To find out all the projects available, visit the 2016/2017 projects page.
Scholarship Application Process
Students will need to apply online, and applications will re-open from July 2017. Each applicant will be assessed on the basis of academic merit, interest in undertaking research activities, and intended career plans.
Please check important dates including deadline on TOR page.
The scholarship commences in November to February (Date to be confirmed). Note that there is a two week break over Christmas and New Year shutdown period.
- Recipients receive a stipend of $500 per week ($6000 in total - tax exempt)
- UNSW Engineering students may use their TOR Summer Scholarship to contribute towards their industrial training (up to 6 weeks)
Further information on the Taste of Research Summer Scholarship Program is available at http://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/study-with-us/scholarships/taste-of-research-undergraduate-scholarships
To find out more about doing TOR research in Particle and Catalyst Research Group and how to apply for TOR scholarships, contact: Mandalena Hermawan (Partcat's contact) or Alman Yeung (TOR Engineering's contact)
For further information regarding past projects or future TOR/honours projects and application process, please contact Professor Rose Amal by email. Particle and Catalysis Research group may also have project for Summer internship for third year students and outstanding second year students should your Faculty TOR application is unsuccessful. Scholarships may be available.
Last year TOR (2016/2017) projects in PARTCAT lab are:
- Emissions to Energy: Artificial Photosynthesis for converting CO2 to fuels
- Integrating Hierarchical-nanostructured Pseudocapacitor on Screen Printed Solar Cells for Hybrid Energy Harvesting and Storage Systems
- No neeed for heat: Proton promoted catalyst activation as an alternative to thermal
- One dimensional Photoactive Nanostructures to Harvest Solar Energy
- Photothermal carbon dioxide utilisation: Carbon-neutral synthesis of methane
- Three dimensionally ordered macroporous spinel: active catalyst for CO2 reduction
- Turning water into chemical fuels under sunlight