Develop your analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills with a research experience.

The Summer and Winter Research Programs provide students with an opportunity to gain research experience working alongside some of the university’s leading academics and researchers. 

Research projects are available in many disciplines for four (4) weeks over the winter vacation period (June to July) or six to ten (6-10) weeks over the summer vacation period (November - February).

All successful Research Scholars will receive a scholarship for the duration of their research.

1. Check your eligibility

Research programs are open to undergraduate (including honours) and masters by coursework students who:

  • Are currently enrolled at UQ at the time of application and will remain an enrolled student at UQ for the duration of the research program (i.e. not graduating in Semester One for entry into the Winter program and/or not graduating in Semester Two for entry into the Summer program​)
  • Are studying for a degree relevant to the research discipline; and
  • Have a high level of academic achievement during your undergraduate degree.

All research placements are awarded competitively, and role allocation is decided by the faculty, school, research centre or institute where the research is undertaken. We strongly recommend that you contact your preferred supervisor before applying to discuss the project and ascertain if they will support your application.

All interested students must submit an application by the published closing date.


All selected research scholars will receive a scholarship for the duration of their research.

Winter Research Scholarships are valued at $1500. Summer Research Scholars will receive a scholarship equivalent to $360 per week (paid as two lump sums during the program) for up to 10 weeks. The funding is not normally paid during periods away from the University, such as during the Christmas break.

Please refer to the full eligibility and scholarship details in the Summer/Winter Research Guidelines.  Please note that these guidelines are subject to change.


2019/2020 Summer Research Program
6-10 weeks between Nov - Feb.
Applications - Closed

*Summer Research Offers are expected to be made on or around the 11 October, 2019. 

2019 Winter Research Program
4 weeks between Jun - Jul.
Applications Closed


Need more information

General enquiries about the program can be directed to the Student Employability Centre at