The UQ Summer/Winter Research Scholarship 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 period.

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

2022 Global Change Youth Research Program

The Global Change Institute in partnership with the Student Enrichment and Employability Development Team, are pleased to offer the 2022 Global Change Youth Research Program, to all scholars under 25 years of age.

The key points of this program are as follows:

  • The projects will run intensively (20-36 hours a week) for 4 weeks in the Winter Vacation period, and then for the equivalent of one day a week during semester 2, 2022;
  • Successful student scholars will receive a grant of $5000 to support their participation in the program.

Research projects need to align with the Youth Research Priorities:

    • Food Futures
    • Human and Computer interaction
    • Media and information
    • Medical technology
    • Transport
    • Global Democracy
    • Work futures
    • Where we live
    • Sustainability and Environment
    • Mental Health
    • Equity and Diversity

Key Dates

9 MayStudent applications open
29 MayStudent applications close
30 May - 12 JuneResearch units review student applications and select student researchers by 12 June.
13-15 JuneOffers Issued
16 JuneFinalised acceptances
20 - 25 Jun‘Getting started week’ (Welcome Event, Research Skills Sessions, etc)
27 JunResearch projects commence
29 OctResearch projects conclude
9 DecStudent project report due to supervisor.
Feb 2023UQ Youth Research Showcase Event
Apr 2023Student Researchers 2022 will present at the Youth Forum in 2023.

View our available projects (PDF, 292 KB).  

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

Please note:  Our usual winter research projects program is not available for 2022

2021/2022 Summer research projects

The program will run for 6-10 weeks between November 2021 and February 2022.

Applications for the Summer research program commence Monday 23 August 2021 and close Sunday 26 September 2021.  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.