The UQ Summer Research Scholarship Program provides UQ students with an opportunity to gain research experience working alongside some of the University’s leading academics and researchers.

Each year the School of Social Science offers research placement opportunities for students through the UQ Summer Research Scholarship Program.

Applications will open for the 2020-21 Summer Research Program in August 2020. Please check back closer to the date.

Find an upcoming Summer Research Project or discover more information about the program here.

 

The UQ Winter Research Scholarship Program provides students with an opportunity to gain research experience working alongside some of the University's leading academics and researchers.

Each year the School of Social Science offers research placement opportunities for students through the UQ Winter Research Scholarship Program.

Applications will open for the 2020 Winter Research Program on Monday, 16 March 2020 and will close 11.59pm on Sunday, 12 April 2020.

 

Project Title: Systematic Reviews in Criminology
Supervised by Ms Elizabeth Eggins

Duration: 4 - 5 weeks
Description:  The Systematic Reviews in Criminology Winter Research Project will provide scholars to work alongside researchers in the School of Social Science to conducting a range of systematic reviews for key industry and governmental stakeholders across the globe. Review topics include: criminal justice responses to specific crime problems (e.g., radicalisation and extremism), and the effectiveness of policing interventions. 
Suitable for: This project is open to applications from currently enrolled UQ students from criminology and allied disciplines who have either completed the Global Policing Database Internship or who have prior experience with systematic reviews. Please highlight any particular qualities that individual supervisors are looking for in applicants to assist with the selection process.  
Student outcomes:  Scholars will gain experience and skill development in conducting systematic reviews funded by key stake holders, including: Department of Homeland Security (United States), College of Policing (United Kingdom), Public Safety Canada, and Australian Institute of Criminology and the Campbell Collaboration. Scholars may have the opportunity to use data from the research in an honours or postgraduate project or to co-author academic publications with the project team.

 

Project Title: Medicinal Cannabis – a qualitative sub-study
Supervised by Dr Rebecca Olson

Duration: 6 weeks
Description: Previous qualitative studies indicate that stigma (Satterlund, 2015) and risk (Harrop, 2015) play important roles in whether or not people choose to use, and their experiences of using, medicinal cannabis. Much of the literature on patients’ experiences and perceptions of medicinal cannabis, however, is from the USA (Troutt, 2015). Little is known about the perceptions of patients outside of the USA, where the laws, culture and experiences of using medicinal cannabis differ. Even less is known about the perceptions of patients in palliative care (Waissengrin, 2015). 

The qualitative sub-study which this winter research project will support uses semi-structured interviews to gain inductive insight into participants’ individual and social perceptions of medicinal cannabis in palliative care in Queensland. 
Conclusions will be of value to palliative care clinicians seeking to understand patients’ motivations for taking or declining medicinal cannabis, and to state and national policy-makers’ decisions regarding the funding and regulation of medicinal cannabis.
Suitable for: A background in health and social science (such as health sociology, medical anthropology, or public health), and qualitative research is preferred. Strong skills in academic writing are required.
Student outcomes: Scholars will gain skills relevant to qualitative research in a health context, such as conducting literature searches, analysing data and writing manuscripts. 

Find an upcoming Winter Research Project or discover more information about the program here