By participating, you’ll be able to develop your analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills.

The UQ Winter Research Program provides UQ 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 between 4-6 weeks over the winter vacation period (from mid-June to mid-July).

1. Check your eligibility

The UQ Winter Research Program is open to undergraduate, honours, or masters by coursework students, if you are:

  • Currently enrolled at UQ at the time of application;
  • Have completed at least one year of study at the time of application;
  • Are studying for a degree relevant to the research discipline; and
  • Have a high level of academic achievement during their undergraduate degree.

All Winter Research placements are awarded competitively, and project allocation is decided by the Faculty, School, Research Centre or Institute where the research is undertaken. All students must submit an application.


All selected Winter Research scholars will receive a Winter Research Grant. Winter Research Grants are valued at $1000 and will be awarded based on academic merit, motivation for participating in the program, and the enrolling units nomination. To be eligible for the grant scholars will need to meet the following conditions:

  • Participate in the program between 13 June – 22 July
  • Participate in the program for 4 or more weeks
  • Work a minimum of 20 hours per week

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

Application date

Applications for the Winter Research Program are now closed.

Late applications are not permitted.

Need more information

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