UQ has a wide range of Summer Research projects available to suit many interests and disciplines, across a number of schools, institutes and centres.

Participating units are listed below, please follow the links to their webpages to find additional information on available projects.

Faculty of Business, Economics & Law

The Faculty has an extensive research agenda that encourages collaborative research and the development of innovative and practical ideas. Faculty researchers are recognised internationally for both the academic quality of their work and their engagement with public and private sector organisations.

Available projects

Please visit the following links for further information about available projects, project length and eligibility requirements.

School of Economics

Megan Sandaver, m.sandaver@uq.edu.au, 07 3365 6781

TC Beirne School of Law

Heather Lam, h.lam@law.uq.edu.au, 07 3365 2293

UQ Business School

Courtney Gardner or Karen Morgan, info@business.uq.edu.au, 07 3346 8100

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology

The Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology develops graduates to support industry and brings together some of the world’s leading researchers in the fields of engineering, architecture, multimedia design and information technology.The Faculty's research strengths include: Architecture, Biomedical and Biological Engineering, Energy and Power, Intelligent Systems, Hypersoncis, Materials Engineering, Mining and Minerals Technology, and Water Engineering. 

Available projects

Please visit the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology Summer Research Scholarships website for further information about available projects, project length and eligibility requirements.

School of Architecture

Ana Abubakar, office@architecture.uq.edu.au, 07 3365 3537

School of Chemical Engineering

Maata Moka, studentenquiries@chemeng.uq.edu.au, 07 3346 7924

School of Civil Engineering

Jodie Chappell, enquiries@civil.uq.edu.au, 07 3363 1397

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Alexandra Peake, cswk-studies@itee.uq.edu.au, 07 3365 1009

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

Kristin Greer, enquiries@mechmining.uq.edu.au, 07 3346 9124

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

The Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences (HABS) is a world leader in health education and research. More than $300 million has been invested in new infrastructure providing state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence and Australia’s largest tertiary oral health centre.

Available projects

Please visit the following links for further information about available projects, project length and eligibility requirements.

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Melissa Scott, habs@enquire.uq.edu.au, 3365 7487

School of Dentistry

Professor Adam Ye, a.ye@uq.edu.au, 07 3365 8078

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Bridget Moore, research.shrs@uq.edu.au, 07 3365 7138

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

Julia Finnane, research-admin@hms.uq.edu.au, 07 3365 6912

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work  

Kathleen McLeod, nmsw.research@uq.edu.au, 07 3365 3005

School of Pharmacy

Myrtle Sahababdu, research@pharmacy.uq.edu.au, 07 3346 1917

School of Psychology

Bridget Moore, psyresearch@psy.uq.edu.au, 07 3365 6426

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) is where studying the human experience translates into value for future generations. With HASS you can explore your ideas and passions, looking at past and present game-changers to shape the future you want for yourself and your world. The unique institutes and centres within this faculty have placed UQ highly in all the major world rankings, and attracted major social sciences research investment from the public and private sector.

Available projects

Please visit the following links for further information about available projects, project length and eligibility requirements.

HASS Faculty Student Futures Team

Yvonne Oberhollenzer, y.oberhollenzer@uq.edu.au, 07 3365 6322

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities

Tricia Ross, t.ross@uq.edu.au, 07 3346 7415

Institute for Social Science Research

Dr Lisa Pope, l.pope@uq.edu.au, 07 3365 1298

School of Communication and Arts

James Norris, j.norris@uq.edu.au, 07 3365 3055

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry

Shirley Moran, s.moran@uq.edu.au, 07 3365 2154

School of Languages & Cultures

Sharon Crossman, studentadmin@languages-cultures.uq.edu.au, 07 3365 2013

School of Political Science and International Studies

Debra McKenzie, polsis.studentadmin@uq.edu.au, 07 3365 2637

School of Social Science

Julia Alldridge, socialscience@uq.edu.au, 07 3365 3152

UQ Critical Thinking Project

Claudio Mazzola, c.mazzola@uq.edu.au, 07 3365 6388

Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine is continuing to build capacity in key enabling like genomics, medicinal chemistry and drug development. UQ has invested substantially in building optimum environments in which to study these clinically relevant disciplines and other global health challenges.

Available projects

Please visit the following links for further information about available projects, project length and eligibility requirements.

Faculty of Medicine - all schools, centres and institutes except MMRI

Grace Raki, med.researchsummer@uq.edu.au, 07 3346 5315

Mater Medical Research Institute 

Marilyn Wilckens, student.enquiries@mater.uq.edu.au, 07 3443 7613

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science is recognised as a powerhouse for some of the world’s leading scientists, teachers, science programs and commercial outcomes.

Available projects

Available projects are listed on the Faculty of Science website

All enquiries can be emailed to enquire@science.uq.edu.au, or you can call the Faculty of Science on 07 3365 1888

Schools include: 

  • School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
  • School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • School of Mathematics and Physics
  • School of Veterinary Science

UQ Institutes & Centres

In partnership with government, industry and donors, UQ has developed eight globally-recognised Research Institutes in a comprehensive range of disciplines, including the biosciences, nanotechnology, sustainable development and social science. 

Available projects

Please visit the following links for further information about available projects, project length and eligibility requirements.

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

Janet Voight, aibn.internship@uq.edu.au, 07 3346 6364

Centre for Advanced Imaging

Dr Lorine Wilkinson, hdr@cai.uq.edu.au, 07 3365 4235

Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research

Matthew Gullo, m.gullo@uq.edu.au, 07 3343 2537

Institute for Molecular Bioscience

Katrina Garner-Moore, imb-outreach@uq.edu.au, 07 3346 2133

Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation

Michelle Quinn, teaching.awards@uq.edu.au, 07 3365 6351

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)

Kooliha Vincent-Lucas, qaafi_rhd@uq.edu.au, 07 334 62199

Queensland Brain Institute

Janet Voight, collaborators@qbi.uq.edu.au, 07 3364 6364

Sustainable Minerals Institute

Ryan Bracey, r.bracey@uq.edu.au, 07 3365 5983

UQ Art Museum

Beth Porter, b.porter@uq.edu.au, 07 3346 8708

UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

Emily Brand, poche@uq.edu.au, 07 3443 3103

 Eligibility

The eligibility requirements and project lengths may vary.

We recommend that you follow the links to the relevant unit websites to confirm any specific eligibility requirements.

Important dates

Application date
Applications for the Summer Research Program are now open. Applications close on Friday, 31 August 2018. 

Apply Now

Late applications are not permitted.