Engage in a formal research project over the summer semester with the UQ Summer Research Program.

You'll gain valuable academic and professional skills, develop links with industry and academic contacts, and have the chance to road-test research.

The program runs for 6 weeks during the Summer Inter-Semester recess (January-February).

You'll receive a grant for participation in the program. You can also count your participation towards attainment of the UQ Employability Award.

Apply for the program

Applications for the 2024 Summer Research Program have closed.

1. Check requirements


In addition to the eligibility criteria outlined in the UQ Summer Research Student Guidelines, you must:

  • be enrolled in an undergraduate program and have completed a minimum of 16 units (one-year of full-time study) at time of application. Credit will be considered as units completed towards your program; or
  • be enrolled in a postgraduate program relevant to your nominated project (it is not essential for you to have completed any courses towards your program at time of application however, if this is the case, you must have completed an undergraduate degree relevant to your nominated project).

Selection process

  • Project supervisors will determine successful recipients, with oversight from the Associate Dean (Academic).
  • Several factors will be considered when determining the most suitable recipients including eligibility, academic merit, reasons for wanting to participate (which you provide via your personal statement during the application process) and suitability of the applicant’s capabilities and attributes.
  • Where a School has more projects available than the number of student places, the Director of Teaching and Learning will determine which projects will be supported (and then supervisors will select the suitable applicants as per the above point).
  • Prior Summer Research program recipients are not eligible to apply, excluding BAdvSc(Hons) students who may participate twice in the program.

Deadlines and more details

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