Summer Research Program

In the knowledge-based global economy, in-demand skills include the ability to think and reason critically, develop innovative ideas, analyse data and clearly explain results.

The Summer Research Program provides an opportunity for motivated UQ students to participate in an educational research experience.  This program is offered over between 6-10 weeks during the summer university vacation period (November to February) and all selected students will receive a scholarship.  Participation is open to undergraduate (including honours) and postgraduate coursework students who are currently enrolled and will maintain ongoing enrolment in a program at UQ. 

AIBN Summer research projects provide an opportunity for high-achieving science and engineering students interested in a career in research to experience the unique environment of one of Australia’s leading research institutes. Your AIBN research experience is an authentic research project that provides:

  • 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.

Applications are due to open between 15 August - 18 September 2022.  AIBN projects will be listed on this page closer to the application period and a link to the application form will become available.

To check your eligibility and find out more about what's included in the program, please visit the central Summer Research Program website. 

The AIBN Research Internship difference

Our projects are available both to UQ and non-UQ students. Projects may be "scalable", meaning there is potential for successful and motivated students to continue working on their project beyond the initial internship. In such cases arrangements are negotiated with the research group to ensure continuing involvement does not interfere with your study load, but rather enhances your scientific knowledge and application.

Last updated: 05/08/22