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 28 November 2022 and 17 February 2023 (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

NOTE: MD student clarification for 2022-23 - Enrolled Medical students are ineligible to apply due to the rules of the program and academic schedules. Alternate options are available via the Student Research Portal.

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 postgraduate coursework program at UQ at the time of application (internal or external study options apply); and
  2. You will maintain ongoing enrolment in a program at UQ for the entirety of the Research Experience Program (graduation will affect this, please check the FAQs for clarification); and
  3. You are studying for a degree relevant to the research discipline; 
  4. You have a high level of academic achievement during your undergraduate degree; and
  5. Not be undertaking any coursework during the vacation period (i.e. summer semester study).

**Some research units may specify additional eligibility requirements, please visit their website to check for further details. 
***Please note some Research Experience Programs may have additional eligibility requirements outlined in the Conditions of Participation.

Proof of enrolment

Applicants may be asked by the research unit or the Student Enrichment and Employability Development (SEED) 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.

Collate your supporting documentation

We suggest you collate your supporting documentation, so it is ready to upload with your application.  

Types of supporting documentation include:

  • A copy of your UQ studies report (if you have previously completed a degree with UQ or another university, a copy of your academic transcript would also be useful),
  • Preparing a personal statement explaining why you wish to be considered for the project,
  • A copy of your resume,
  • A supporting statement from a UQ supervisor (this may be a copy of any email correspondence you have had regarding your suitability to participate in the research project). This is not essential but some research units expect to see it.


Important: These projects are located at multiple sites at St Lucia and Herston campuses and elsewhere. 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.

Faculty of Medicine Summer Research Projects (PDF, 369.6 KB)

How to apply

Applications for the 2022-23 UQ Summer Research Program open 15 August and close at 11:59pm 18 September 2022. Once applications close, no late applications will be accepted.

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.