CQUniversity Summer Research Scholarship

CQUniversity has established a programme of Summer Scholarships to support students in undertaking research projects within CQUniversity’s areas of research intensity. A maximum of 11 scholarships will be awarded, with one award being designated as an Indigenous-specified award.

Scholarship Value: $4,000 stipend + up to $2,000 research costs

Length of Scholarship: 8 weeks. The Summer Scholarship activities must start after 01 November and must be completed before 29 February.

Number Available: Up to 11

Opening Date: 01 September 2020

Closing Date: 30 September 2020

Study LevelUndergraduate
Year of Study3rd year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident; Permanent Humanitarian Visa; International; New Zealand Citizen
EthnicityAboriginal; South Sea Islander; Torres Strait Islander
Study RegionAdelaide; Brisbane; Bundaberg; Cairns; Emerald; Gladstone; Mackay; Melbourne; Noosa; Perth; Rockhampton; Sydney; Townsville
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads

Please refer to the Scholarship Procedure, available via the CQUniversity Policy portal at by entering 'Summer Research Scholarships Procedure' in the search bar.

CQUniversity has established a programme of Summer Research Scholarships to support students to undertake short-term research projects within the University’s areas of research strengths. The intent of this program is to raise aspirations in individuals to consider undertaking a research higher degree and support the development of research culture across the University.

The CQUniversity Summer Scholarship program provides an opportunity for current undergraduate students (3rd year and above) to gain additional research experience by undertaking a short term (8 week) project over the summer.

This Scholarship is open to both current Domestic and International students. Students enrolled at other universities are eligible to apply.

Intending applicants must identify a suitable supervisor within CQUniversity who will mentor the candidate through the project. The proposed supervisor will be required to provide a statement of support as part of the application.

The proposed project may be undertaken on any campus of CQUniversity, although it is strongly encouraged that the candidate is located at the same campus as the supervisor.

Please note that projects which will require Ethics Clearance from one of the CQUniversity Ethics Committees may need to secure an approval certificate before the scholarship application is submitted.

Applications must include all necessary supporting documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants will need to supply the following supporting documentation:

  • Written submission
  • CQUniversity unofficial transcript
  • Resume

Please complete the attached application form and submit the application form via email to

Applicants will be notified by email when the scholarships have been awarded.
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