Applications for the 2023-2024 EQUS Summer Research Program

20 Oct 2023

Applications for 2023-2024 EQUS Summer Research Program are now open

Applications will close midnight (AEST) on 22nd October 2023.

EQUS' summer research program is a funded opportunity for undergraduate students to get a taste of scientific research and learn new skills.  Successful applicants will undertake a defined research project at one of our nodes and have the opportunity to participate in professional development activities.

The main objectives of this program are to:

  • Provide participants with direct scientific experience
  • Support the development of skills and knowledge necessary for a career in quantum science and technology
  • Facilitate engagement with the field through professional development opportunities
  • Foster diversity in STEM by helping to train and engage students with an interest in quantum early in the pipeline

This 2023–24 program is open only to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students and students from other underrepresented groups in STEM.  This is in line with our goal of broadening participation of such groups by creating pathways that ensure a more diverse supply of interested and prepared future HDR candidates, and promoting the sustainability of pathways through inclusive recruitment practices and collaborative, cross-institutional networking.

To be eligible for the program, applicants should:

  • Have an interest in academic research and/or quantum physics
  • Be willing to participate in professional development activities
  • Demonstrate capacity for self-directed work towards open-ended goals 
  • Be undertaking (enrolled in) a relevant undergraduate degree at an Australian university
  • Have completed at least two full semesters of study by the time the project commences and have at least one semester of study remaining
  • Identify as part of a group that is underrepresented in STEM; this may include, but is not limited to:
    • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people,
    • People of colour, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, women and people from gender minorities,
    • People living with a disability, who care for a person with a disability or who have other caring responsibilities,
    • People from a refugee background or who have experienced domestic violence.

For more information and to apply:

If you have any questions, please contact Ilan Mears (