Summer and Winter research program

Develop your analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills through research 

The QAAFI Summer and Winter Research Programs provide UQ-enrolled students with an opportunity to gain research experience working alongside some of the university’s leading academics and researchers. 

QAAFI are proud participants in the Summer and Winter Research Program. It is an opportunity for you to develop your analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills through research. 

Research projects are open to UQ undergraduate, honours, and masters by coursework students offered in two rounds for the winter university vacation break during June and July and summer university vacation break during January and February. 

All successful scholars will receive a scholarship for the duration of their research. Once you have checked eligibility and selected your preferred project, submit an application. 

IMPORTANT: Only 10 scholars will be chosen to participate.

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Benefits for students


  • an opportunity to develop new academic and professional capabilities to enhance employability
  • experience in research as a "test-drive" before embarking on future research studies
  • access to research networks and connections with staff and postgraduate students
  • supervision by world-class UQ researchers
  • possibility of obtaining credit towards your degree

Benefits for staff


  • collaboration helps identify new areas of exploration
  • scholars can facilitate the process towards publication
  • opportunity to identify potential Honours and HDR candidates
  • gaining experience in supervising and mentoring students

2024 QAAFI winter research projects are open for applications!

Please email for more information, or you can find the complete lists here.

Important dates

2024 Winter Research Programs

The program will run for four (4) weeks between 24 June - 19 July 2024.

Applications open until Sunday, 21 April 2024

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For project-specific enquiries, please contact the project supervisor directly.

For general enquiries email:

UQ Student Employability Centre Program Coordinator:

+61 7 334 63459​

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