Summer Research Program


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Undergraduate, Honours, Postgraduate
Study area All study areas
Scholarship value $360 per week for 6-10 weeks
Number awarded 400+
Opening date 23 August 2021
Closing date 26 September 2021


The Summer and Winter Research Programs are coordinated by Student Enrichment and Employability Development in conjunction with UQ research units and provide an opportunity for motivated UQ students to participate in an educational research experience. 

During the program, students will team up with some of the University's leading academics and researchers to engage in research-related activities for a selected project.  In doing so, students have the opportunity to further develop and apply their degree-specific knowledge whilst developing valuable research and professional capabilities. 

The Summer Research Program is offered during the Summer vacation period (November to February) and offers projects between 6 - 10 weeks in length.   Successful applicants will be required to participate between 20 and 36 hours per week for the duration of the research project.


To be eligible to participate and receive a scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:​

  • You are enrolled in an undergraduate, honours or postgraduate coursework program at UQ at the time of application; and
  • You will maintain ongoing enrolment in a program at UQ for the entirety of the Summer or Winter Research Program; and
  • You are studying for a degree relevant to the research discipline; 
  • You have a high level of academic achievement during your undergraduate degree; and
  • Not be undertaking any coursework during the vacation period (i.e. summer semester study).

**Some research units may specify additional eligibility requirements, please visit their website to check for further details. 

Additional benefits

Other reported benefits for students include:

  • an opportunity to develop new academic and professional capabilities to enhance employability,
  • opportunity to "test-drive" research before embarking on future studies,
  • access to research networks and connections with staff and postgraduate students,
  • supervision by world-class UQ researchers, and
  • possibility of obtaining credit towards your degree.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Prior to submitting an application for the Summer Research Program, we encourage you to read the following sections located on the central Summer Research website and familiarise yourself with any additional criteria outlined on the individual research units website.  

  • How to apply
  • Find a project
  • Conditions of Participation



Student Enrichment and Employability Development
(07) 3346 3459