The Winter Research Program provides UQ students with an opportunity to gain experience working alongside a researcher in a formal research environment in their area of interest at UQ.

By participating in the program, scholars will gain:

  • An opportunity to develop new academic and professional skills to enhance employability
  • Experience to test drive research before embarking on future research studies
  • Access to research networks and connections with other staff and post-graduate students
  • Supervision by world-class UQ researchers
  • Access to world-class facilities and experiences
  • The possibility of obtaining credit towards your degree or the UQ Employability Award.

The Winter Research Program is coordinated by the Student Employability Centre.

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

  • Are enrolled at UQ during Semester 1, 2019
  • Are studying for a degree relevant to the research discipline
  • Have a high level of academic achievement during their undergraduate degree.

ITaLI Winter Research Program Scholarships

Winter Research Program scholars will receive a scholarship valued at $1,500.

ITaLI will award scholarships based on the academic merit of the applicant, motivation for participating in the program, and the skills and attributes of the applicant to meet the project requirements.

To be eligible for funding, scholars will need to meet the following conditions:

  • Participate in the program for a minimum of four weeks between 24 June and 19 July 2019
  • Commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Winter Research Program applicants may be shortlisted and required to attend an interview with the project supervisor (by phone for those outside the city).

Available projects

There are three (3) scholarship places available in ITaLI for the 2019 Winter Research program.

Download projects outline (PDF, 151KB) (PDF, 150.2 KB)

How to apply

  1. Review the Winter Research Guidelines (PDF, 98KB)
  2. Review the Winter Research Program projects (PDF, 151KB) available through ITaLI
  3. Make contact with the supervisor listed in the project description document via email and provide a copy of your CV. The supervisor will respond to you to discuss the project and determine your suitability to carry out the work.
  4. Obtain endorsement (supporting statement) from the UQ project supervisor for your application (an email will be sufficient)
  5. Submit your application via the online form by the closing date (remember to upload the supporting statement from a UQ supervisor)
  6. You will be notified of the outcome of your application in accordance with the scholarship guidelines.

See full details of the UQ Winter Research Program on the Careers and Employability website.

Want to apply?

Applications for Winter Research Program Scholarships are now closed.

General enquiries about the program can be directed to the Student Employability Centre at