Undergraduate Scholarships

Taste of Research Scholarship 2020/2021

The Taste of Research program was set-up by UNSW Engineering to allow undergraduate students to work with a research group to understand what real research is about at university and in industry.

Participating second and third year students work on a 60-day project with an academic research team in the Faculty of Engineering. Successful applicants will receive a scholarship of AUD$6000 (tax-exempt).

There are various projects on offer each year. To visit the full lists go to Faculty's webpage: Taste of Research Scholarships page

The program is open to local and international students who meet the following criteria:

  • Be a high achieving second or third year full-time undergraduate program in Australia or New Zealand.
  • Submit an online application form

Students receive a scholarship of AUD$6000 for a 60-day project (tax exempt). In addition, if the project involves industry engagement, candidates may be eligible to apply to have time spent on the project to count towards their industrial training requirements (up to 30 days).

Each applicant will be assessed based on academic merit, interest in undertaking research activities and intended career plans. Applicants should discuss their plans and their intended project with their potential supervisor prior to applying.


How to Apply

  1. Visit the Taste of Research Listings page for information on all available research topics and supervisory teams
  2. Contact and discuss their Taste of Research project and interests with potential supervisor(s).
  3. In conjunction with potential supervisor(s), formulate a project plan that includes the following:
  • Project Title
  • Project Description (what research will you undertake?)
  • Suitability of Applicant for this project (what skills and previous experience do you bring to the project)
  • Project timeline that clearly identifies the 60 days (full-time equivalent) that the candidate will commit to the project and the tasks that are expected to be undertaken over this period
  • Deliverables (Note that all candidates must submit a 5-minute video explaining their project at the end of 60 days).
  • Please download the Research Project Plan template here.
  • Submit an online application
  • To find out more about doing TOR research in Particle and Catalyst Research Group contact: Mandalena Hermawan (Partcat's contact) or to find out more about TOR program contact  Alman Yeung (TOR Engineering's contact)



    PartCat Taste of Research Project for 2020



    Previous PartCat Taste of Research Project (2019)

    The following projects are offered for this round of TOR: 

    Please contact supervisor directly if you would like more information and to find out best way to apply.

    Note most of these projects can be continued as Honour Thesis project. A great way to start ahead of your peers while gaining Industrial Training!