Join the program

Propose a new project idea or join a project team


    Each year there are 4 rounds of Student-Staff Partnership (SSP) Projects that UQ students and staff can participate in. 

    There are two ways to join the program:

    • by proposing a new project idea, or
    • becoming a student partner on a project team.

    Important dates

    Important Dates - 2024 SSP Projects

    Project submissions for all rounds open on 9 October 2023
     Semester 1 - 2024Semester 2 - 2024
     Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 4
    Project submissions close

    5 Nov 2023 

    21 Jan 2024 

    5 May 2024 

    16 Jun 2024 

    Student partner applications

    20 Nov 2023 - 21 Jan 2024

    5 - 25 Feb 

    20 May - 23 Jun  

    1 - 28 Jul 

    Project phase

    12 Feb - 30 Jun 
    (20 weeks) 

    18 Mar - 30 Jun
    (15 weeks) 

    15 Jul - 1 Dec 
    (20 weeks) 

    19 Aug - 1 Dec 
    (15 weeks) 

    Project stages

    Each project round has the following stages:    

    • Project ideation: Propose a new project idea. 
    • Student partner recruitment: Students apply to partner on a project. 
    • Induction: Participate in a partnership induction with your team. 
    • Project Plan: Codevelop a project plan with your team, outlining project design, methods and outcomes. 
    • Collaborating on project: Working on the project in partnership with your team. 
    • Project Report: Prepare a project report reflecting on the project methods and outcome. 
    • Reflection and Feedback: Reflect on your partnership journey and participation in the program. 

    Project timelines

    See key dates for each round below, including project submission closing and student partner application dates.

    Make sure you are available for the entire duration of the project before applying to participate.

    See project timelines

    Submit a project idea 

    Have a new project idea? Learn how to propose a new project and check the project criteria and requirements. 

    Learn how to submit a project idea 

    Become a student partner 

    Want to partner on an existing project? Read about becoming a student partner and how to apply.  

    Learn how to become a student partner