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  
     

 

Milestone 3: Thesis Review

UQ manages postgraduate progress through three annual Milestones

The third of these, Milestone 3: Thesis Review, is scheduled to take place at the 36-month anniversary of enrolment (RTS = 36), and must be completed 3 months prior to thesis submission.

 

The purpose of Milestone 3 is to:

Focus attention on the end-game (thesis submission), including how prepared (or unprepared) the candidate is to deliver a high quality thesis. Consideration is given to the need for training in scientific writing, the use of bibliographic software, and desktop publishing, the completion of lab work, the thesis format (chapters versus publications, versus a mix), examiners and whether the thesis should be treated as commercial-in-confidence.

 

The candidate must:

 

The Candidature Committee must prepare a Milestone 3 Assessment that addresses the following questions:

 

To organize Milestone 3 candidates must;

 

Milestone 3 Report

The precise format of the Milestone 3 Report should be decided in close consultation with the Advisory Team, however, as guide the candidate should consider addressing the following subheadings:

 

Note - An advanced draft of the Milestone 3 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.

 

Milestone 3 Oral Presentation

Following consultation with the Principal Advisor, the Milestone 3 Oral Presentation can be delivered at:

 

The Milestone 3 Oral Presentation should aim to be:

 

Note - If the candidate is well advanced and submits a thesis within ONE month of attaining Milestone 3, and if the Milestone 3 Oral Presentation is delivered at IMB, it can be deemed to have met the requirement for an IMB Completion Seminar. If this is not the case the candidate MUST deliver a separate IMB Completion Seminar.

 

Milestone 3 Interviews 

Provide a forum for discussion and questioning between the candidate and the Candidature Committee, and should be:

 

Milestone 3 Assessment

During the course of the Milestone 3 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 3, and will notify the candidate of the outcome.

Following the interview the Chair and the Principal Advisor will prepare a Milestone 3 Assessment (via Pebbles Senior), documenting the process, any recommendations (if required), and the decision.

Within a week of the Milestone 3 Interview the Chair and the Principal Advisor will co-sign the Milestone 3 Assessment (via Pebbles Senior), triggering automated PDF copies to be distributed to the IMB PG Office and the candidate.

If the Milestone 3 Assessment recommends that the candidate has attained Milestone 3, the IMB PG Coordinator notifies the UQ Graduate School, and the candidate remains enrolled.

If the Milestone 3 Assessment recommends that the candidate has not attained Milestone 3, the assessment must provide written instructions regarding remedial actions that need 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 3 Assessment

If the candidate attains Milestone 3 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 3 on a second attempt, the IMB PG Coordinator notifies the UQ Graduate School, and the candidate's enrolment is terminated.