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  
  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 Population 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)  
       
 

              

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  
     

 

Milestone 1: Confirmation

UQ manages postgraduate progress through three annual Milestones

The first of these, Milestone 1: Confirmation, is scheduled to take place at the 12 month anniversary of enrolment (RTS = 12), and is a candidature critical event.

 

The purpose of Milestone 1 is to determine that the:

 

The candidate must:

 

The Candidature Committee must prepare a Milestone 1 Assessment based on the:

 

Some IMB Divisions require that Milestone 1 oral presentations be delivered in the Divisional Seminar program, while other Divisions are more flexible. For those candidates presenting in a Divisional Seminar program please contact and negotiate the date of the presentation with the appropriate seminar coordinator. For candidates who are not presenting in a Divisional Seminar program, the IMB PG Office organizes an optional monthly Milestone 1 Confirmation event, in which they pre-book seminar and interview rooms for 1-3 candidates (and their committees). Alternatively candidates can organize their own Milestone event. A summary of these options is shown below;

 

To take advantage of a Divisional Seminar program candidates must;

 

To take advantage of the IMB PG Office Milestone 1 event candidates must;

 

To organize their own Milestone 1 event candidates must;

 

Milestone 1 Report

Provides a means for the candidate to demonstrate to the Candidature Committee (and the UQ Graduate School) that they are engaged in a well-designed research project, that is both feasible and appropriate. The candidate should demonstrate that they are aware of all the relevant background literature, and have clearly identified aims and objectives, as well as knowledge of critical methodology (i.e. instrumentation, techniques, protocols etc.). The report should include a detailed research plan, as well as results to date, and submitted/planned publications and/or conference presentations. The candidate should provide a realistic research timeline that includes what has been achieved to date, what is planned into the future, and includes key completion dates for discrete elements of the research, allowing time for thesis writing and submission, all within 36 months of candidature!

The precise format of the Milestone 1 Report should be decided in close consultation with the Advisory Team, however, as guide the candidate should consider using the subheading listed below to prepare a document of ~30-50 pages (plus any Appendices):

 

Note - An advanced draft of the Milestone 1 Report should be reviewed by the Advisory Team prior to distribution to the Candidature Committee. Typically, the Advisory Team will review and provide constructive feedback on one substantive draft. The Milestone 1 Report should be distributed to the Candidature Committee AT LEAST ONE WEEK prior to the scheduled Milestone 1 Interview. While a mandated assessment exercise, if approached in a constructive manner, the Milestone 1 Report can provide a valuable opportunity to reflect on what has and hasn't worked, and how this may impact future research! Use the experience as an opportunity (not a chore).

 

Milestone 1 Oral Presentation

Provides the candidate with an opportunity to deliver a well-rehearsed, high-quality oral presentation, supported by carefully prepared and  informative slides (i.e. PowerPoint). The presentation should provide a clear, concise and logical account of the research project, progress to date, and future research objectives, including possible challenges, and timelines. During the course of the presentation the candidate should demonstrate knowledge of all relevant literature and technologies, and be responsive and articulate when dealing with questions.

The Oral Presentation should be:

 

Milestone 1 Interview

Provides a forum for discussion and questioning between the candidate and the Candidature Committee. 

Milestone 1 Interview is:

 

Milestone 1 Assessment

During the course of the Milestone 1 Interview the IMB non-advisory member acting as Chair will lead discussion, following a proforma agenda and assessment template (via Pebbles Senior).

Immediately after the interview the Candidature Committee will determine if the candidate has attained or not attained Milestone 1, and will notify the candidate of the outcome.

Following the interview the Chair and the Principal Advisor will prepare a Milestone 1 Assessment (via Pebbles Senior), documenting the process, any recommendations (if required), and the decision.

Within a week of the Milestone 1 Interview the Chair and the Principal Advisor will co-sign the Milestone 1 Assessment (via Pebbles Senior), triggering automated PDF copies to be distributed to the IMB PG Office and the candidate.

If the Milestone 1 Assessment recommends that the candidate has attained Milestone 1, the IMB PG Coordinator notifies the UQ Graduate School, and the candidate remains enrolled.

If the Milestone 1 Assessment recommends that the candidate has not attained Milestone 1, the assessment must provide written instructions regarding remedial actions to be undertaken by the candidate. The IMB PG Coordinator will notify the UQ Graduate School that the Candidature Committee will reconvene within 3 months to re-interview the candidate, and prepare a second Milestone 1 Assessment.

If the candidate attains Milestone 1 on a second attempt, the IMB PG Coordinator notifies the UQ Graduate School, and the candidate remains enrolled.

If the candidate does not attain Milestone 1 on a second attempt, the IMB PG Coordinator notifies the UQ Graduate School, and the candidate's enrolment is terminated.