1. Can both primary and secondary PIs be an ECR ?
Yes. There are no restrictions on both supervisors being ECRs. However we recommend that one supervisor to be a mid-late career researcher in order to mentor and support ECRs.
2. Can international students apply for the internship?
The internship is open to local and international students meeting the following criteria :
- Currently studying at an Australian University
- In an undergraduate course: 2nd year, 3rd year, or Honours
- Have a valid student visa and working rights in Australia
3. Can I nominate a student from a specific domain (e.g bioinformatics) who does not have technical/computing skills ?
This would be subjective, based on the requirement of the project. If the project requires advanced technical skills you may want to consider student’s skill level. However, Pawsey provides 1 week of compulsory training and other weekly training to support students to learn required skills. (e.g Basic and intermediate UNIX workshops, Introduction to supercomputing, Introduction to Parallel programming and MPI etc )
Training does not involve teaching programming languages (such as Fortran, C/C++, etc.); however, Pawsey resources are available for those who need to learn and can recommend resources. Previous students have even started their programming language upskilling before the Internship; Pawsey can provide recommendations (working with supervisors) in this case.
4. Can Primary and secondary Project Investigators come from different universities/ institutes / industry?
Yes. Researchers and scientists from different institutes can collaborate. However, one of the PIs should be an academic from an Australian university.
5. What is the internship pathway for projects that require Masters/PhD students ?
We are hopeful that we have found a route to process such requests. Please contact Ann or Fathima (email@example.com) to discuss further.
6. From 1st of July 2023, work restrictions for student visa holders will be re-introduced. Does this affect the time they can allocate for the project?
International students should hold a valid student visa with work rights. University/government regulation on working during term breaks apply in this case (please check regulations around work arrangements during term break).