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

  • Participate in the program of 4 weeks between 26 June – 21 July 2023.
  • 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 student’s advisory team and the research unit’s Winter research coordinator.
  • Grant value is $2,000 for the 4 weeks.

Student eligibility

NOTE: Enrolled Medical students are ineligible to apply due to teaching schedules. 

Applications are open to students who:

  1. Are enrolled in an undergraduate, honours and postgraduate coursework program at UQ at the time of application; and
  2. Maintain ongoing enrolment in a program at UQ for the entirety of the Winter Research Program*; and
  3. Are studying for a degree relevant to the research discipline; and
  4. Have a high level of academic achievement during their undergraduate degree.

*If a student is graduating in July and can demonstrate they are due to return to further study at UQ in Semester 2, 2023 then their application can be considered.


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

Important: These projects can only be located on UQ campuses (St Lucia and Herston) and facilities at other sites where a standard research student would not need any research agreement to participate on a project.

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

View available projects (PDF, 317.7 KB)

How to apply

Applications for the 2023 Winter Research Program will open on 20 March 2023 and will close on 11.59pm, 16 April 2023. 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 (e.g., Faculty of Medicine) 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.