Choosing & Being Chosen:

Postgraduate Program:        

Scholarships/Awards:

  Which postgraduate program? Principal Advisor Scholarships & Awards (Postgraduate)
  Why be a postgraduate at IMB? Associate Advisor(s) IMB Research Advancement Award (2017)
  How do I select an IMB postgraduate advisor? Advisory Team IMB CSC Postgraduate Award (2017)
  How do I select an IMB postgraduate project? Candidature Committee IMB Entrepreneur Training Award (2017)
  Am I eligible/competitive for postgraduate study? Milestones IMB Winter School Award (2017)
  How do I apply to be an IMB postgraduate candidate? Thesis Examination  
  What are the obligations of an IMB PhD candidate?    
 

IMB Expression of Interest (EOI):

Extra Advice:

Reports (PDF):

  How to submit an IMB EOI Typical Living Expenses IMB Annual Report (2015)
  IMB Postgraduate EOI Form (PDF) UQ Graduate School - Future Student FAQ  IMB Research Training Guide (2017)
    UQ Disability Services  

         

Choosing & Being Chosen:

IMB Supported Honours Programs:

Scholarships/Awards:

  What is an Honours degree? School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB)  IMB Honours Scholarship (2017)
  Why do Honours at IMB? School of Biomedical Sciences (SBMS)  
  How do I select an IMB Honours advisor? School of Biological Sciences (SBS)  
  How do I select an IMB Honours project? School of Public Health (SPH)  
  Am I eligible/competitive for IMB Honours? School of Medicine (SOM)  
  How do I apply to do Honours at IMB?    
 

IMB Expression of Interest (EOI):

Extra Advice:

Reports:

  How to submit an IMB EOI Typical Living Expenses IMB Annual Report (2015)
  IMB Honours EOI Form (PDF)   IMB Research Training Guide (2017)
       

         

Traineeship Research Opportunities:

Scholarships/Awards:

  UQ Undergraduate Coursework Research Projects IMB Summer/Winter Traineeship Award (2017)
  UQ Undergraduate Summer Research Program IMB Director's Award for Research Traineeship (2017)
  UQ Undergraduate Winter Research Program Typical Living Expenses
  UQ Undergraduate Advanced Study Program in Science  
  UQ Masters by Coursework Research Project  
  Occupational Traineeships  
 

IMB Expression of Interest (EOI)

Reports (PDF)

  How to submit an EOI IMB Annual Report (2015)
  IMB Masters by Coursework EOI Form (PDF) IMB Research Training Guide (2017)
  IMB Occupational Trainee EOI Form (PDF)  
  IMB Undergraduate EOI Form (PDF)  
 
                

Postgraduate Program:

Postgraduate Progress:

Postgraduate Administration:  

  Enrolment & Induction  Milestone 1: Confirmation Pebbles Junior
  Working with a Principal Advisor Milestone 2: Mid-Candidature Review IMB Postgraduate Coordinator
  Working with an Associate Advisor(s) Milestone 3: Thesis Review  IMB RHD Committee
  Working with an Advisory Team   IMB Postgraduate Office
  Working with a Candidature Committee   UQ Graduate School
 

Postgraduate Examination:

Postgraduate Extras:

Engagement:

 
Thesis Preparation
Scholarships & Awards How to submit a Testimonial
  Thesis Examination IMB Advantage SIMBA
  Selecting Examiners UQ Graduate School - Student FAQ  UQ Student Clubs 
  Responding to Examiners UQ Disability Services IMB Science Ambassadors
      Induction Survey

         

Quick Facts:

IMB Expression of Interest (EOI) forms:

 Reports (PDF):

  Australia EOI - Undergraduate IMB Annual Reports
  Queensland EOI - Masters by Coursework IMB Research Training Guide (2017)
  Brisbane EOI - Honours  
  University of Queensland EOI - Occupational Trainee  
  Institute for Molecular Bioscience EOI - Postgraduate  
       
 

Engagement:

Scholarships/Awards (PDF):

 
  Meet the Team IMB Summer/Winter Traineeship Award (2017)  IMB CSC Postgraduate Award (2017)
  Tour IMB IMB Honours Scholarship (2017)
 IMB Director's Award for Research Traineeship (2017)
  IMB Science Ambassadors IMB Research Advancement Award (2017)  
    IMB Entrepreneur Training Award (2017)  
    IMB Winter School Awards (2017)  
 

              

Postgraduate Program:

Postgraduate Administration:

Useful Downloads:

  Scholarships & Awards Pebbles Senior IMB Expression of Interest Form - Undergraduate
  How to be a Principal Advisor IMB Postgraduate Coordinator IMB Expression of Interest Form - Masters by Coursework
  How to be an Associate Advisor IMB RHD Committee IMB Expression of Interest Form - Occupational Trainee 
  How to join a Candidature Committee IMB Postgraduate Office IMB Expression of Interest Form - Honours  
  How to manage Milestones UQ Graduate School IMB Expression of Interest Form - Postgraduate 
  UQ Graduate School - Staff FAQ   IMB Research Training Guide (2017)
 

Postgraduate Examination:

Applications & EOI Forms:

Engagement:

  Thesis Preparation What are IMB EOI forms? Scholarships & Awards (Postgraduate)
  Thesis Examination Why use IMB EOI forms?  Scholarships & Awards (Honours)
  Selecting Examiners How do I use IMB EOI forms? 
Scholarships & Awards (Traineeships)
  Observing the Examination Does the IMB PG Office use IMB EOI forms?
IMB Director's Award for Research Traineeship (2017)
 

Testimonials by Program:

Testimonials by IMB Division:

     IMB Science Ambassadors Chemistry & Structural Biology
  Undergraduates Molecular Cell Biology
  Honours Genomics of Development & Disease
  Trainees  
  Postgraduates  
  Postdoctoral Staff  
     

 

How do I use IMB EOI forms?

The three simple steps to using an IMB EOI form are as follows:

 

Identify Selected Applicants

While the majority of applicants will make contact by email, others may make contact by phone or in person. Although the IMB EOI process as outlined below can be used for all applicants, its real value is in handling email enquiries.

The majority of IMB Lab Heads receive a large number of email enquires from applicants who would like to be supported in an array of programs, ranging from a research experience placement  (e.g. occupational trainee) to a PhD. Although it's generally easy to filter out those email enquiries that are demonstrably uncompetitive, this still leaves many that are potentially promising, but where extra detail is required to make the call. Given the time needed to respond to each applicant on a one-on-one basis, to identify what information they have and have not supplied, advising them where the gaps are and requesting the extra information, which differs for different programs (e.g. an occupational trainee vs a PhD), and which has to be collated, archived and reviewed, its hardly surprising that many promising enquiries go unanswered. The IMB EOI process offers a means for IMB Lab Heads to quickly and easily request all the relevant information needed to assess the merits of selected applicants, to make an informed decision on whether to support them or not. The IMB PG Office has generated all the forms needed for all the research training programs, requesting the relevant information, and has uploaded them into the IMB PG website with clear instructions on how they should be used by applicants. All IMB Lab Heads need to do is review email enquiries they receive, identify "selected applicants", and use a semi-automated reply email (see below) to request an IMB EOI form.

 

Request an IMB EOI

The easiest way to request an IMB EOI is to set up a template in your email program that (i) thanks the applicant for their enquiry and (ii) requests that they visit the IMB PG website, and download, complete and return an appropriate IMB EOI form. Do not be concerned that some applicants have supplied some but not all information. The IMB EOI form requests that "selected applicants" append all relevant information to the EOI form as part of their submission (whether they sent it earlier or not). Likewise, by not specifying which IMB EOI form is required (see below) you only need a single email template for all schemes (which is far more efficient), and if an applicant can't work out for themselves which is the appropriate IMB EOI form, enough said! The email template should also provide (iii) an EOI ID# to identify and exclude unsolicited forms. The IMB PG website and ALL the IMB EOI forms clearly state ONLY forms with a valid EOI ID# will be accepted. One option is to use the same EOI ID# for every request (again so you dont need to change the email template), but you can change it around as you see fit.

If you want to set up your IMB EOI email template consider adapting (i.e. adding your signature footer) the red text shown below. If you want to use the same EOI ID# for everyone just replace ###### with a suitable number. If you adopt this approach, you only need to trigger  "reply to" for email enquiries from "selected applicants" using the EOI email template, update "insert applicant name", and send. This strategy will cover enquiries across all postgraduate, honours and traineeship schemes. Let the IMB PG website and the EOI forms do the heavy lifting!

 

Dear "insert applicant name",

Thank you for expressing an interest in joining my research group.

In order that I can better assess your request I would encourage you to visit the IMB Postgraduate Website  (http://postgraduate.imb.uq.edu.au) and download and complete the appropriate IMB Expression of Interest (EOI) form. To authenticate your submission use the EOI ID# ######

Please return the completed EOI form to me by email.

To see the instructions provided to applicants read How to submit an IMB EOI form.

 

Review the IMB EOI

This is the easy part. As you receive them, use IMB EOIs to compare and rank "selected applicants". Where you identify a very promising applicant you can move on to contact referees and schedule face to face (Skype?) meetings as you deem appropriate. Likewise, unsuccessful applicants can be quickly notified using an email template such as that shown below.

 

Dear "insert applicant name",

Thank you for your interest in joining my research group and for providing an IMB EOI.

As you might imagine, although I receive a great number of enquiries each year, I can only support a handful of applicants. Regrettably, on this occasion I am not in a position to support your application.

I do wish you success in finding a placement elsewhere, and in your future career.

 

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