UQ Undergraduate Summer Research Program
IMB supports the UQ Summer Research Program, which provides an opportunity for students to gain research experience working alongside some of the university’s leading academics and researchers. Participation will extend your knowledge of an area of interest and develop your analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills.
IMB Undergraduate Research Projects are available in selected IMB Research Groups for between 6-10 weeks over the summer vacation period (from mid-November to mid-February).
Participation is open to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of study, as well as Honours and Masters by coursework students. The program is open to students from The University of Queensland as well as other international or Australian universities.
All Summer Research Students are eligible to apply for a scholarship for the duration of their research (between 6-10 weeks). Non UQ enrolled students (international and domestic), who are required to relocate to Brisbane to participate in the program, can apply to the UQ Advantage Office for a travel grant.
IMB regularly hosts UQ undergraduate students. See Testimonials.
For further details see the UQ Student Employability Centre website.
How do I apply?
A likely application sequence, from first contact to acceptance, is outlined as follows (this sequence may vary from person to person).
- You review IMB Lab Heads and the available projects.
- You contact an IMB Lab Head, to convince them to support your application.
- The IMB Lab Head reviews your request, possibly requesting further details via an IMB EOI, and/or a face-to-face meeting.
- The IMB Lab Head declines to support your application (the application process ends here), OR
- The IMB Lab Head agrees to support your application.
- You and the IMB Lab Head agree on a suitable research project.
- You apply online via the UQ Advantage Office
- The IMB PG Office contacts you, to complete all necessary paperwork.