All selected scholars will receive a Summer Research Scholarship. Scholarships are valued at $360 per week and will be awarded based on academic merit, motivation for participating in the program, and the enrolling unit’s nomination. To be eligible for the grant, scholars will need to meet the following conditions.

  • Complete in the program between mid-November to mid-February
  • Participate in program for 6 to 10 weeks, as advertised.
  • Work 20 to 36 hours per week, as advertised.

Please refer to the full eligibility and scholarship details in the UQ Summer Research Guidelines and the specific requirements of each project. Please note that these guidelines are subject to change.

Student eligibility

The Summer and Winter Research programs are open to undergraduate (including honours) and masters by coursework students studying at The University of Queensland.

To be eligible to participate and receive a scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. You are enrolled in an undergraduate, honours or masters by coursework program at UQ at the time of application; and
  2. You will maintain ongoing enrolment in a program at UQ for the entirety of the Summer Research Program; and
  3. You are studying for a degree relevant to the research discipline; and
  4. You have a high level of academic achievement during your undergraduate degree.

Proof of enrolment

Applicants may be asked by the research unit or the Student Employability Centre to provide proof that they will continue as an enrolled student at UQ.  If you need to provide this, you can print an enrolment status report via mySI-net.  To check when your enrolment status starts/ends, you can also contact the Student Centre.

Additional eligibility for 2020 UQ Medical students

  • Year 1 medical students are eligible to apply for 6 week projects only following the completion of their observership for the MD program.
  • Year 2 medical students are eligible to apply for 6-7 week projects.
  • Year 3 medical students are ineligible to apply due to the adjustment of the teaching schedule that overlaps with the summer research program.
  • Year 4 medical student who will remain enrolled or enrolling into another UQ course for semester 1, 2021 are eligible to apply, subject to proof of enrolment.


Important: These projects are located at multiple sites at St Lucia and Herston campuses and hospitals in Brisbane, Ipswich, and a number of rural and remote area facilities throughout the rest of the state along with the Ochsner Clinical School.

Some projects are located at clinical sites and may require students to meet additional OH&S requirements eg. Evidence of vaccinations, inductions or other governance requirements.

Find out more about our research sites and research in our clinical schools and hospital sites.

View project list (PDF, 720.7 KB)

How to apply

Applications for the 2020-21 UQ Summer Research Program open 24 August and close at 11:59pm 27 September 2020.

You will be required to submit an online application via CareerHub specifying details of the project you wish to apply for. Prior to submitting an application, please read carefully through the how to apply information.


Please contact the Faculty of Medicine Research Office for more information.