Information for supervisors

If you are hosting a project in MRI-UQ, please contact Sarah Doyle,  student.enquiries@mater.uq.edu.au.

The Faculty of Medicine is now accepting project submissions for the 2022-23 Summer Research Program. The project submission deadline for projects seeking SEED/Faculty funding is Sunday 17 July 2022. Projects submitted following this date are subject to the supervisor confirming they can fully fund the scholarship.

Submit a project

Important update for 2022-23 Round

  • 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.
  • Location of Project: UQ SEED have clarified eligibility of locations for UQ summer projects this year.  As a result, we are defining eligible locations as a UQ campus or building where a research student would not need any research agreement with the facility owner to participate on the project.

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 and postgraduate coursework students studying at The University of Queensland.

  • Students must participate for a minimum of 6 to maximum 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.
  • Organisational units 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 28 November to 17 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 enrolled UQ students.
  • Supervisors must hold a UQ appointment, including ATH, conjoint, adjunct, etc at the time of Project submission and the duration of the summer research program.
  • 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.

2022-23 Timeline

1 July
Call for supervisors to submit summer projects.
17 July
Closing date for supervisors to submit summer project
25 July
FoM summer research project list available on website.
15 August
Student applications open
18 September
Closing date for student applications to be submitted.
19-30 September
Shortlisting period – unit coordinator to send student applications to supervisors
24 October
All applicants must be notified of their outcome
6 November
Acceptances due
22 November
Welcome Event
28 November
Program officially commences
Mid-December
First pay instalment made following approval from Supervisor.
Mid- January
Second pay instalment made following approval from Supervisor.
17 February 2023
Program officially concludes

If you have difficulty submitting the form online, please contact us on med.researchsummer@uq.edu.au for a word document version.