Research opportunities for university students

Mater Research is committed to supporting the researchers of tomorrow by providing university students with excellent project opportunities, supported by outstanding supervisors.

Focusing on the integration of science and clinical application, Mater Research provides research opportunities in the areas of medical research, biomedical research, allied health, nursing or midwifery for university students at various stages of study, including Undergraduate, Honours, Postgraduate, Masters by research, PhD and MPhil students.

Undergraduate students

We offer short term summer or winter projects for allied health, science, biomedical science or medical science undergraduate students who are in their 2nd year of study or higher. The duration of the project will vary by project, but can range from 4-10 weeks.

Postgraduate students

We welcome students from any Australian university to carry out their Honours research year or undertake their Masters research project at Mater Research.  

Higher Degree Research students (PhD or MPhil)

Be a change maker and help turn scientific discovery into improving clinical practice so that Mater can continue to deliver the best possible treatment, care, and outcomes for patients and our broader community. We offer a competitiive top up scholarship valued up to $5000 for eligible PhD students who possess an eligible external principal scholarship and satisfy the requirements of the selection criteria. 

UQ 2018 Winter Research Program

If you're an undergraduate, honours or masters by coursework student, why not apply for UQ's 2018 Winter Research Program? In 2018, the program will run for a minimum of four weeks between mid-June and mid-July and students will work on a research project for a minimum of 20 hours per week. If you apply, you will automatically be considered for a Winter Research Scholarship of $1,500.

Mater Research has a number of projects that are eligible for this program. For more information about which Mater Research projects are eligible for this program, please email our Student Administration Officer

Applications for the 2018 UQ Winter Research Program will open on 5 March and close at 11:59pm on 3 April 2018.  To apply, visit the UQ Winter Research Program website.

List of Mater Research Winter Program Projects 

How to apply to Mater Research

To apply for a Student Research Opportunity at Mater Research, the first step is to find an available project and click the apply now button at the bottom of the project listing to submit an expression of interest .

Find more about our core program areas, current projects or find a researcher who is working on projects in the area of your interest.