UQ Summer Research Scholarship Program

Applications for 2017/2018 Summer Research Scholarships will open on the 10th July.

The UQ Summer Research Scholarship Program offers scholarships to students wishing to undertake a research internship over the summer vacation period.

Research internships provide students with the opportunity to work with a researcher in a formal research environment so that they may experience the research process and discover what research is being undertaken in their field of interest at UQ.

Some students may qualify to receive a scholarship for the duration of their internship.

  • For more information regarding the Scholarship Guidelines please click here.
  • If you would like to apply for a Scholarship, please download the application form here.

The School of Economics does not require you to obtain tentative supervisor approval prior to submitting your application. 

Projects available in the School of Economics:

 

Health Economics of Ageing: Profiling the Australian population for health econometrics studies

Project title:
Health Economics of Ageing: Profiling the Australian population for health econometrics studies
Project duration:
10 weeks
Description:

This project will involve an exploration of longitudinal studies in Australia, e.g. HILDA (The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia)  ALSWH (Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health) and government administrative data.

The student, in collaboration with the supervisory team, will compile a database, documenting the variables available for studying health economics questions (e.g. on mental, physical health, health care resource use etc.) and identifying any key variables that can be used as instrumental variables in policy evaluation. 

Expected outcomes and deliverables:
The student will work with the research team to establish the database, provide summary statistics of the ageing population, and present their work to the group at Centre for the Business and Economics of Health in a seminar format. The project will provide extensive learning on longitudinal datasets in economics of ageing and health and experience in working in a team research environment.
Suitable for:
Suitable for anyone who has studied, microeconomics, including health economics or labour economics and applied microeconometrics. Knowledge of Excel and Stata is preferable.  Suitable for students who may consider health econometrics studies for their research project and who may wish to consider an academic career in health economics. 
Primary Supervisor:
Professor Brenda Gannon and Dr Nancy Kong, Centre for the Business and Economics of Health
Further info:
I do not wish to be contacted by students prior to submitting an application. If anyone is interested and satisfy the suitability criteria, then they just need to submit their application.

 

Examining Volunteering Behaviour of the Elderly

Project title:
Examining Volunteering Behaviour of the Elderly  
Project duration:
10 weeks
Description:

This is a study on elderly volunteers and non-volunteers. Their attitude, motivations and expected benefits or constraints will be analysed using some data. 

Expected outcomes and deliverables:
Students will learn how to do deal with some data in their analysis as well as undertake a review of studies on youth volunteering. 
Suitable for:
Any economics student who has done microeconometrics and not just the introductory econometrics. There is no prior knowledge is expected as you will be closely guided. Those with some volunteering experience are strongly encouraged to apply but this is not a necessary criteria.  
Primary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Renuka Mahadevan
Further info:
Do not make contact with the supervisor to learn more about the project. If you are interested, just submit an application based on having done microeconometrics.

 

Examining Volunteering Tourism

Project title:
Examining Volunteering Tourism
Project duration:
10 weeks
Description:

This is a study on people who volunteer in places where they need to travel to, as part of being a tourist. Their attitude, motivations, and expected benefits or constraints will be analysed using some data. 

Expected outcomes and deliverables:
Students will learn how to do deal with some data in their analysis as well as undertake a review of studies on youth volunteering with the motive of traveling. 
Suitable for:
Only those who would have completed the course on microeconometrics (and not just introductory econometrics) should apply. However, no prior knowledge on volunteering or tourism is needed as you will be closely guided by the supervisor. 
Primary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Renuka Mahadevan
Further info:
Do not make contact with the supervisor to learn more about the project. If you are interested, just submit an application based on the suitability criteria of having done microeconometrics. 

 

Examining Volunteering Behaviour of Youth 

Project title:
Examining Volunteering Behaviour of Youth 
Project duration:
10 weeks
Description:

This is a study on young adults who may have volunteered before, intending to volunteer, and those who have not volunteered before. The attitude, motivations and expected benefits or constraints will be analysed using some data. 

Expected outcomes and deliverables:
Students will learn how to do deal with some data in their analysis as well as undertake a review of studies on youth volunteering. 
Suitable for:
Any economics student who has completed the introductory econometrics course can apply. There is no prior knowledge on volunteering is expected as you will be closely guided by the supervisor. However, those with some volunteering experience are strongly encouraged to apply but this is not a necessary criteria.  
Primary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Renuka Mahadevan
Further info:
Do not make contact with the supervisor to learn more about the project. If you are interested, just submit an application. 

 

Contact details:

Megan Sandaver
m.sandaver@uq.edu.au

Manager, Coursework Students and Programs