Information for supervisors

Project submissions have now closed. Please consider submitting a request for the 2020-21 Summer Research Program later this year.

Complete Project Submission Form

Things to consider:

Supervisor eligibility and supervision

  • Eligible supervisors must hold a current UQ Faculty of Medicine appointment at the time of application and for the duration of the Winter Research Program.
  • For scholars to benefit from this program, it is important that they have regular access to mentors and guidance during their project.
  • All supervisors are expected to spend a minimum of one hour with each scholar per week. This contact should be in-person or via video chat rather than email.
  • Scholars should have access to their supervisor or another mentor at least once per day that they are engaged on their project to discuss any issues or questions they have. This can be via email or in-person.
  • Supervisors should refer to the supervisor guidelines for additional information.

Project reminders

  • The students are undergraduates and will be relatively unskilled. They will need supervision and mentoring.
  • Will you or others involved be available mid-June to mid-July?
  • Be realistic and clear in your expectations of attendance, which can be between 20-36 hours per week, and the start and finish dates for the project.
  • We recommend that your project description asks the students to discuss the project with you before applying. You should communicate to the student your interest in accepting them (or not) but you should not offer any student a confirmed place.

Additional information to consider

  • Students can submit only one application, but can specify a second preference option within the research unit.
  • Projects located at hospital sites must have hospital departmental approval before being listed. Scholar participation in hospital-based projects must be covered by both UQ and hospital ethics and governance before the student commences.
  • Medical students are ineligible to apply due to teaching schedule for phase 1 and 2. Medical students should consider the Summer Research Program in November 2019 to February 2020.
  • Students who don’t apply through UQ Employability for an advertised project cannot receive this funding and will not receive certification of their participation.
  • Projects listed on the Medical Student Research Portal must be proposed specifically though this process to be considered for scholarship funding.

For more information, please see the brochures for supervisors and for scholars at the UQ Winter Research Program website.