The UQ Summer 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 for between 6-10 weeks over the summer vacation period (from mid-November to mid-February).

The UQ Summer Research Program is open to undergraduate (including honours) and masters by coursework students, if you:

  • Are currently enrolled at UQ at the time of application;
  • Are studying for a degree relevant to the research discipline; and
  • Have a high level of academic achievement during your undergraduate degree.

All Summer Research placements are awarded competitively, and role allocation is decided by the school. We strongly recommend that you contact your preferred supervisor before applying to discuss the project and ascertain if they will support your application.

Professor Jill Wilson: Elder Abuse: Qualitative coding of focus group research More information (DOCX, 20.5 KB) Contact Supervisor
Dr Amy Johnston and Josh McRae: Exploring efficiencies in patient flow in busy emergency departments; validating iEMR admission and discharge data More information (DOCX, 23.3 KB) Contact Supervisor
Professor Theresa Green: Family caregiving in an inpatient rehabilitation setting More information (DOCX, 21.5 KB) Contact Supervisor
Professor Sandie McCarthy: Enhancing health outcomes after gynaecological cancer: a targeted exercise and behavioural intervention More information (DOCX, 22.5 KB) Contact Supervisor

Important dates

2020/2021 Summer Research Program
6-10 weeks between November and February.
Applications due to open 24 August, 2020.