First listed on: 12 July 2017

CSIRO Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships - Business Development & Commercial

  • Get hands-on research experience
  • Access CSIRO's world-class facilities
  • Apply for a CSIRO Vacation Scholarship today!

Our Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships are run over the Australian summer holidays and offers high achieving and promising undergraduate students the opportunity to collaborate with leading CSIRO scientists in our world class facilities.

Students will have the chance to work on a real project in science, engineering or a related field such as science communication. Placements are full time and will typically begin in late November 2017 or early December and can be from 8 to 12 weeks in length.

Participation in the Vacation Scholarship Program has influenced previous scholarship holders in their choice of further study and future career options. Many have gone on to pursue a PhD in CSIRO or to build a successful research career within CSIRO, a university or industry.

The Business Development and Commercial (BD&C) team provides specialist advice to CSIRO science teams throughout operations and research projects. We prepare and manage commercial contracts, provide advice on legal (Commercial) and IP matters and develop and implement IP strategies. The BD&C team has a broad range of expertise and experience, giving us the capacity to handle most matters internally; however, we will also commission external lawyers and IP experts as required.

Projects: Business Development and Commercial have 7 projects available, for details please see the project list
Location: Clayton, VIC; or North Ryde, NSW (refer to list of projects above for specific details)
Scholarship: $1462.77 per fortnight
Reference: 43688


To be eligible to apply you must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or an international student who has full work rights for the 8 to 12 weeks duration (does not require visa sponsorship).

Vacation scholarships are open to students who:

  • are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree at an Australian university;
  • have completed at least three years of a full-time undergraduate course (however exceptional second year  students may be considered);
  •  have a strong academic record (credit average or higher); and
  •  Intend to go on to honours and/or postgraduate study.

About CSIRO:  The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s national science agency.  At CSIRO we shape the future. We do this by using science to solve real issues. Our research makes a difference to industry, people and the planet.  Find out more at

Applications close on: Monday 7 August 2017

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