Information for supervisors

Project submissions have now closed for the 2023 Winter Research Program. For more information, please see the brochures for supervisors and for scholars at the UQ Winter Research Program website.

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 students 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 student per week. This contact should be in-person or via video chat rather than email.
  • Students 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 Faculty.
  • These projects can only be located on UQ campuses (St Lucia and Herston) i.e., where a standard research student would not need a research agreement to participate on a project
  • Medical students are ineligible to apply due to teaching schedule for phase 1 and 2.
  • 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 through 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.

2023 Winter Research Program timeline

DateAction Item
15 February
Call for Faculty of Medicine winter research projects to be considered for SEED/Faculty co-funding
6 March
Approved Winter research projects advertised
20 March
Applications open
16 April
Applications close
17 April - 19 May
Shortlisting period
26 June
Program officially commence
Welcome Event
21 July
Program officially concludes