Summer and Winter Research Programs

The UQ Poche Centre facilitates a range of research opportunities for undergraduate, honours and masters by coursework students through the Summer and Winter Research Programs each year.

These programs provide you with an opportunity to gain research experience working alongside some of the university’s leading academics and researchers. All Research scholars are eligible to apply for a scholarship for the duration of their research.

Broad requirements for the UQ Poche Centre Research Scholarships are:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are especially encouraged to apply
  • Students must be currently enrolled at UQ at the time of application. Students can be in their first year of study
  • Students should have a high level of academic achievement (GPA above 4.0)

Scholars are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week for at least four weeks. Please note that some positions require scholars to work on a full-time basis (up to 36 hours per week), and the expected workload is set by each supervisor. The scholar and the supervisor are able to negotiate the duration of the project and the workload requirements. 

Further information for applicants is available on the Careers and Employability website. For a chat about project opportunities at the UQ Poche Centre please email

What our scholars say

Hear from previous Research Program Scholars

Hannah Suzon

“This project has been valuable for me because I can engage in real world data that relates to my interests as well as my degree. I am really grateful for the experience with ATLAS; I have been able to familiarise myself with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and gain a better lens in which to understand their health needs.”


Elizabeth Ambrose

"Everyone that works at the Poche Centre has such different backgrounds and unique perspectives. There is an overwhelming feeling of belonging that goes with working at the Poche Centre, even when you are working remotely. It feels like being a part of a family and I am grateful I got to be included in it for 10 weeks."