The UQ Summer/Winter Research Scholarship and Global Change Youth (GCY) Research Programs offer scholarships to UQ currently-enrolled students who are engaged in research internships over the Summer (from mid-November to mid-February) or Winter (late June to late July) vacation periods, or for the GCY program during the Winter vacation period and 1 day a week during semester 2.

Research internships provide the opportunity to work with a researcher in a formal research environment so that you can experience the research process and discover what research is being undertaken in your field of interest at UQ. Some students may also qualify to receive a scholarship for the duration of their internship.

Allocation of the scholarships is decided by the faculty, school, research centre or institute where the research is undertaken.

UQ Summer and Winter Research Program

Winter research projects program is not available in 2022

The Winter Research Program is usually offered for four to five (4-5) weeks over the winter inter-semester recess (June to July).  Dates 

2022 Global Change Youth Research Program - applications have closed

The Global Change Youth Research Program is usually 4 weeks during the winter vacation and then 1 day a week during semester 2, and is available to all scholars under 25 years of age.

2022/2023 Summer research projects

The Summer Research Program is usually offered for six to ten weeks (6-10) over the Summer vacation period (November to February). Students will participate in a 6-10 week research project, working with a research mentor, and will be expected to actively participate in the program for between 20 and 36 hours per week.

Applications for the Summer research program commence Monday 15 August 2022 and close Sunday 18 September 2022. 

View our available projects (PDF, 465.3 KB).

Key dates for this program are listed below: 


Action Item

15 August

Applications open (for students)

18 September

Closing date for applications

24 October

Notification of outcomes

22 November

Welcome Event

28 November

Program officially commences

17 February 2023

Program officially concludes

 For information on how to apply please visit the UQ employability website.

SCIE project course eligibility

If you've been awarded a Summer Scholarship, you're eligible to enrol in our SCIE3250 course.

Find out more about our SCIE project courses.