Winter Research Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, motivation for participation in the program, and the enrolling unit’s nomination. To be eligible for the scholarship you will need to meet the following conditions:

  • Participate in the program for 4 to 5 weeks commencing 21 June – 23 July 2021.
  • Work on your project for between 20 and 36 hours per week, over the standard five-day working week, between the hours of 9:00AM to 5:00PM Monday to Friday, for the duration of the research project. The actual hours of engagement are negotiated with the scholar’s advisory team and the research unit’s Summer/Winter research coordinator.
  • Scholarship value is at a rate of $360 per week, minimum of 4 weeks must be completed.

Student eligibility

NOTE: Enrolled Medical students are ineligible to apply due to teaching schedules. Please consider the Summer Research Program in November 2021 to February 2022.

An applicant is eligible to participate in the Winter Research Program and be considered for the award of a scholarship if;

  1. They are currently enrolled in an undergraduate, honours or masters by coursework program at UQ; and
  2. They remain an enrolled student at UQ for the duration of the Winter Research program; and
  3. They are studying for a degree relevant to the research discipline; and
  4. They have a high level of academic achievement during their undergraduate degree.

Due to graduate?

If an applicant is graduating in the same semester that the Winter Research program is due to commence, they will not be eligible to apply as their enrolment will cease upon graduation and therefore will not fulfil condition (b) above. If an applicant is graduating and commencing further study at UQ, they must maintain their enrolment status at UQ to be eligible to participate.

To check when your enrolment status starts/ends, please contact your enrolling school Student Services.

Please refer to the full eligibility and scholarship details in the UQ Winter Research Guidelines and Applications. Please note that these guidelines are subject to change. 


Projects within the Faculty of Medicine will be advertised here. Please note that MRI-UQ projects are available via Sarah Doyle

Important: These projects are located at multiple sites at St Lucia and Herston campuses and hospitals in Brisbane, Ipswich, and a number of rural and remote area facilities throughout the rest of the state.

Projects will only proceed if all compliance approvals and agreements are in place. Projects located in clinical locations may require evidence of vaccination or non-susceptibility specific to vaccine preventable disease and additional local training procedures.

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

2021 Faculty of Medicine Winter Research project list (PDF, 383.2 KB)

How to apply

Applications for the 2021 Winter Research Program will open on 22 March, 2021and will close on 11.59pm, 18 April 2021. No late applications will be accepted.

You will be required to submit an online application via StudentHub specifying details of the project you wish to apply for. Applicants can submit only one application for the Winter Research Program. There is an option within the application form to specify a second project preference however this must be within the same research unit as the first preference.

We strongly recommend that you contact your preferred supervisor before applying to discuss the project and ascertain if they will support your application. At this stage, discussions won’t confirm a placement and an application must be submitted by the application closing deadline to be considered for this round.

Some research units may request that you provide a "supporting statement from a UQ supervisor" as part of the application. If your unit requires a supporting statement, please upload a copy of any email correspondence you have had with the UQ supervisor or UQ research unit regarding your suitability to participate in that research project, or a word document summarising any conversations you may have had.

Please read the Undergraduate Research Program Conditions of Participation before applying.


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