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University of Queensland Winter Research Program, Australia

Publish Date: Mar 11, 2016

Deadline: Apr 04, 2016

University of Queensland Winter Research Program

The UQ Winter Research Program provides you with an opportunity to gain research experience working alongside some of the university’s leading academics and researchers. By participating, you’ll be able to extend your knowledge of an area of interest and develop your analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills.

Research projects are available in many disciplines for between 4-6 weeks over the winter vacation period (from mid-June to mid-July).

Participation is open to undergraduate students, including honours, who have completed at least one year of study at the time of application and Masters by coursework students. The program is open to undergraduate students from The University of Queensland.

All Winter Research scholars will receive a Winter Research scholarship.

Eligibility requirements

The UQ Winter Research Program is open to undergraduate, honours, or masters by coursework students, who:

  • Are currently enrolled at UQ at the time of application;
  • Have completed at least one year of study at the time of application;
  • Studying for a degree relevant to the research discipline; and
  • Have a high level of academic achievement during their undergraduate degree.

* Please note: Not all research units offer placements/projects each year. Please contact the specific research area for further information.

All Winter Research placements are awarded competitively, and project allocation is decided by the Faculty, School, Research Centre or Institute where the research is undertaken.

Program Guidelines

Participants are expected to participate in the program according to the UQ Winter Research Guidelines.  Please note that these guidelines are subject to change.


All selected Winter Research scholars will receive a Winter Research Grant.  Winter Research Grants are valued at $1000 and will be awarded based on academic merit, motivation for participating in the program, and the enrolling units nomination. To be eligible for the grant scholars will need to meet the following conditions:

  • Participate in the program between 13 June – 22July
  • Participate in program for 4 or more weeks
  • Work a minimum of 20 hours per week

UQ has a wide range of Winter Research projects available to suit many interests and disciplines, across a number of Schools, Institutes and Centres.

As eligibility requirements and project lengths vary, we recommend that you contact the relevant faculty/school/institute/centre for comprehensive information about available projects, project length, and specific eligibility requirements.

Faculty of Business, Economics & Law

Economics | TC Beirne School of Law | UQ Business

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology

Architecture | Civil Engineering | Information Technology & Electrical Engineering | Mechanical & Mining Engineering

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Health and Rehabilitation Sciences | Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences | Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work | Pharmacy | Psychology

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Institute for Social Science Research | Communication & Arts | Languages & Cultures | Social Science

Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Centre for Online Health | Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine | Mater Research Institute | Biomedical Sciences | Medicine | QIMRB | UQ Centre for Clinical Research | UQ Diamantina Institute

Faculty of Science

Biological Sciences | Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences | Geography, Planning & Environmental Management | Mathematics and Physics | Veterinary Science

Institutes & Centres

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology | Centre for Advanced Imaging | Institute for Molecular Bioscience | Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation | Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) | Queensland Brain Institute |Sustainable Minerals Institute | UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

Submit your Winter Research application

All currently enrolled UQ students now have an account with CareerHub.  To access your account and complete the application please use your UQ log-in (as for mySI-net).

Apply Here in CareerHub.

Applications close 11:59pm Monday 4 April, 2016. 

No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that all student will be advised of the result of their application by Friday 20 May, 2016.

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