Summer & Winter Research Programs

Develop your analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills through research

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.

Participation is open to undergraduate (including honours) and masters by coursework students who are currently enrolled at UQ.

Important information

Applications for the 2020 Winter Research Program are now closed - Applicants can expect to receive an outcome after the 11 May, 2020.

Due to recent changes to the Academic Calendar, the 2020 Winter Research Program has had to be adjusted.  The following changes are now in effect and may still be subject to change:

  • Program is now due to officially commence on the Monday 13 July (some may commene on the 6th July as negotiated with the research unit)
  • Projects will be offered for either a three (3) or four (4) week duration 
  • Scholars will receive $1,125 for a three (3) week project
  • Scholars will receive $1,500 for a four (4) week project

2020/2021 Summer Research Program
6-10 weeks between Nov - Feb.
Applications due to open in Aug/Sept, 2020

What our scholars say

Hear from previous Winter Research Program scholars about their stories and advice

James Hill
"The Winter Research Program is such a valuable way for students like myself to increase their employment prospects. Once you get your foot in the door, one experience can easily turn into three."
Jeremy Briggs
"The skills and experience I gained from my experience are invaluable and I’d strongly encourage anyone to apply for a project, even if they are not interested in pursuing research long term."
Simona Sarmiento
"Not only have I gained a wealth of knowledge in terms of technical and analytical skills, but I have made contacts with other students studying similar majors and staff members/post doctorates."
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