Summer and Winter Research Projects

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit's Summer and Winter Research Programs provide Indigenous students with the opportunity to gain practical research experience, while working alongside some of UQ's leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics and researchers.

By participating in a research program, students will gain valuable academic and professional experience, develop analytical & critical thinking, and gain the chance to create networks with industry and academic contacts.

Research Scholars will receive a scholarship equivalent to $360 per week for the duration of the Summer or Winter Research project.

Participation is open to undergraduate, honours, or masters by coursework students, who have completed at least two years of study and are currently enrolled at the time of application. 

You must submit an online application form if you wish to be considered for the program.  The form will become available via the button below during the application period and all applications must be received by 11.59pm on the date applications close. Once applications close, no late applications will be accepted.


You can only submit one application for the program, but you are welcome to list a second project preference which must be within the same research unit of your first preference.

A list of available Research Projects on offer can be found below, or you can download the full list

Available Winter Research Projects for 2021: 

 Key Dates

Date Action Item
22 March, 2021 Applications open
18 April, 2021 Closing date for applications
21 May, 2021 Notification of outcomes
21 June, 2021

Program officially commences

23 July, 2021 Program officially concludes