The UQ 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 UQ Student Employability Centre.

The UQ 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

UQ 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 25 June and 20 July
  • Commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week.

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

The number of scholarship places available in ITaLI for the next iteration of the program will be announced in early 2019.

Available projects

The ITaLI UQ Winter Research Program projects available in 2019 will be released in early March. Past projects have focused on research into higher education and educational technology.

How to apply

  1. Review the UQ Winter Research Guidelines available on the UQ Student Employability Centre website
  2. Review the UQ Winter Research Program projects available through ITaLI (announced March 2019)
  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 Employabililty website.

Want to apply?

Applications for UQ Winter Research Program Scholarships are currently closed.

Applications will open in March 2019.

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