Scholarships

Selected scholars will receive a Summer Research Scholarship of $360 per week, awarded based on academic merit, motivation for participating in the program, and the enrolling unit’s nomination.  Projects run for 6 to 10 weeks between 29 November 2021 and 18 February 2022 (excluding the UQ Christmas-New Year closure) and involve 20 to 36 hours per week, as advertised.

Please refer to the UQ Summer & Winter Research Program page for more information, including the benefits for scholars and supervisors, and full eligibility and scholarship.

Student eligibility

The Summer Research Program is 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 2021 UQ MD student cohorts

  • Year 1.  Participation depends on the Yr 1 Observership.  Summer scholarship can only commence following Yr1 exams and the Yr1 Observership if one is being done and must be completed by Yr2 MD Orientation week (Monday 24/1/22).   As projects must be a minimum 6 weeks excluding Xmas-New Year UQ closure, MD students doing a Yr1 Observership cannot participate in the Summer Research Program.
  • Year 2 MD students can participate in 6- to 7-week projects. Summer scholarship can only commence following the Yr2 Exam week and must be completed by Yr3 MD Introductory week (Monday 10/1/22). 
  • Year 3 MD students can participate in 6-week projects only.  Summer scholarship can only commence following the Yr3 Exam week and must be completed by Yr4 MD Introductory week (Monday 10/1/22). 
  • Year 4 MD student who are graduating cannot participate in the Summer Research Program.  Those who will remain enrolled or enrol into another UQ course for semester 1, 2022 can participate, subject to proof of enrolment. Projects can only commence after Yr4 Exam week, must be a minimum 6 weeks excluding Xmas-New Year UQ closure and must be completed by 2022 commencement obligations. 
  • Undergraduate pre-med, and Provisional MD pathway can participate in 6- to 8-week projects.  The scholarship can only commence after exams and must be completed by Yr1 MD Orientation week (Monday 24/1/22). Scholarship offer will be provisional upon confirmation of MD enrolment prior to commencing the summer research program.

Projects

Important: These projects are located at multiple sites at St Lucia and Herston campuses and hospitals in Brisbane, Ipswich, and rural or remote area facilities in Queensland.

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

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

Faculty of Medicine Summer Projects (PDF, 683.5 KB)

Final List 10 September.

How to apply

Applications for the 2021-22 UQ Summer Research Program open 23 August and close at 11:59pm 26 September 2021.

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.

Contact

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