Information for supervisors

Project submissions are now closed for the Summer Research Program.

Faculty of Medicine Summer Research Projects 2019-20 List

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The UQ Summer Research Program provides UQ 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. The Faculty of Medicine will support approximately 70 x 6-8 week scholarships.

  • The Scholarship is $360/week per scholar.
  • Students must participate for a min 6 - max 10 wk (excluding the Christmas-NY week/s), and for 20 - 36 hrs per week as advertised.  The weekly rate is fixed and not pro-rata to hours per week.
  • To maximise the number of projects that can be funded by Faculty of Medicine and the UQ Employability Office, approx. 70 scholarships between 6-8 weeks each will be supported.
  • Should demand exceed this budget, groups are welcome to add additional scholarships by meeting the full cost.  Groups are also welcome to fund an additional 2 weeks to make the project duration 10 weeks maximum at $360 per week.
  • Supervisors are required to meet with the student a minimum of 1 hour per week face to face or via telephone, zoom or skype.
  • The program runs from mid-November to mid-February, excluding the Christmas-New Year week/s.  Projects should not conflict with teaching weeks and should not commence before the applicant concludes their assessment and exams.
  • The program is open only to UQ students.
  • Advisors must hold a UQ appointment, including ATH, conjoint, adjunct, etc.
  • Advisors are responsible for any ethics and compliance clearances, including hospital governance.
  • Further information is here

2019 Timeline

15 July: Project list website goes live

5 August: Applications open (online to UQ Employability Office)

23 August: Last day to add projects (if funding available)

8 September: Applications close

10-20 September:  Applications will be sent to Supervisors, to select preferred applicant and advise the Faculty Research Office

1 November:  All offers finalised

25 November: Program starts and Welcome event

Mid-December: First pay instalment made following approval from Supervisor

Mid-February: Projects end

Late-February: Final payments to scholars and final costs submitted to UQ Employability for funding.

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