MSAP summer research scholarship

What is the MSAP Summer Research Scholarship?

The MSAP Summer Research Scholarship is a collaborative program run by The Medical Students’ Aid Project (MSAP) and The George Institute for Global Health. The Summer Research Scholarship provides the opportunity for two medical students to undertake eight-week global health research placements, hosted at The George Institute. The research placement will be undertaken during the university summer leave period with the supervision and facilities of a world-class research institute. Students will be paid a stipend for their involvement in the program. Each student must deliver a presentation detailing their experiences and results from their research placement at MSAP’s annual Launch Night in March 2019.


Who is eligible to apply?

You are eligible to apply for the MSAP Summer Research Scholarship if you:

  • Are currently undertaking a medical degree with the University of New South Wales

  • Are available for an eight-week period over November 2018 - February 2019

  • Are willing to present your experiences and results at MSAP’s 2019 Launch Night

No prior research experience is needed.


Participants of the MSAP Summer Research Scholarship will receive a stipend of $300AUD per week, paid in two lump installments. Where applicable, this stipend is to be used for expenses incurred during research (e.g. travel). Payment of the second stipend installment will be made only after the student has delivered a presentation at MSAP’s annual Launch Night.


This year we have two projects:

  1. Linking environmental sustainability and dietary health

  2. Epidemiology of drowning in West Bengal, India


Please note that you will need to upload a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages), a letter of motivation and details of one academic referee. Applications close 11:59pm 3rd November and results will be released via email by mid-November. If you have any questions, please email Good luck!