Information for supervisors

Project submissions for the 2021-22 Summer Program have now closed.​

If you are hosting a project in MRI-UQ, please contact Sarah Doyle,

The Faculty of Medicine is now accepting project submissions for the 2021-22 Summer Research Program coordinated by the UQ Student Enrichment and Employability Development (SEED). The project submission deadline for projects seeking SEED/Faculty funding is Friday 16 July 2021. Projects submitted following this date are subject to the supervisor confirming they can fully fund the scholarship. The final deadline to add projects to the Summer Research Program is 10 September 2021.

If you are hosting a project in MRI-UQ, please contact Sarah Doyle,

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 MD) and masters by coursework students who are currently enrolled at UQ.

  • Students must participate for a min 6 - max 10 weeks (excluding the Christmas-NY closure), and for 20 - 36 hrs per week as advertised. 
  • The Scholarship is $360/week and not pro-rata to hours per week.
  • Depending on the SEED budget, the Faculty of Medicine expects to support approximately 70 scholarships between 6-8 weeks each.
  • Schools, centres and supervisors can add additional scholarships by meeting the full cost.  Groups can also fund an additional 1-2 weeks, up to the 10 weeks maximum, at $360 per week.
  • The program runs from 29 November to 18 February, excluding the Christmas-New Year wees.  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.
  • Supervisors must hold a UQ appointment, including ATH, conjoint, adjunct, etc.
  • Supervisors are responsible for any ethics and compliance clearances, including hospital governance.
  • Supervisors are required to meet with the student a minimum of 1 hour per week face to face or via telephone, zoom or skype.
  • Further information is here

2021 Timeline

1 July: Call for supervisors to submit summer projects.

16 July: Project submission deadline (for SEED/Faculty of Medicine funding).

30 July: SEED/Faculty of Medicine-funded projects finalised

11 August: Supervisor-funded projects finalised

23 August: Applications open (online to UQ SEED).

10 September: Last day to add projects (if funding available).

26 September: Student applications close

28 September: Supervisors sent applications for selection

22 October: Final date for providing an outcome to applicants. (i.e. scholars notified as either approved, unsuccessful or waitlisted).

12 November: All offers to be accepted in StudentHub.

29 November: Program start date and welcome event.

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

Mid- January: Second pay instalment made following approval from Supervisor.

18 February: Program concludes.

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