Posting a project

It's easy to post a research project for students. Before posting a project, please read through the Advice on supervising students in volunteer research document.

Step 1: The button below takes you to a form for you to enter the required information on any research project or activity you wish to offer a medical student. You may submit as many as you like at any time, but it is better if you have several similar projects to combine them into one posting with a more generic title to attract students. It is best if the title is not too specific. 

Step 2: When you submit the form you will receive an email confirmation of what you submitted. All projects will be uploaded as soon as possible to the Find a project database.

Step 3: Students will send you direct enquiries about your project from the Find a project page, and are asked to attach their CV. These enquiries will go to the contact email address you specified on the form. The email sender will be ''. 

Step 4: Please respond to any student enquiries at your earliest convenience, or within one week. Even a quick reply is sufficient and will be much appreciated.

What happens next? 

  1. Once you have established contact with the student – it is up to you and the student to progress a research arrangement (or not). 
  2. If you agree on a suitable work plan that fits your needs and is feasible within the student’s MD responsibilities and timetable, you and your student will need to complete the Student Volunteering Experience (Research) Form. Student Volunteering Experience (Research) Form - For voluntary research at any UQ research facility, or Student Volunteering Experience (Research) Form: Mater Research – For voluntary research at the Mater Research Institute.
  3. After you and your student fill out and sign the form, send back to for signing by the Medical Dean.
  4. The final signed form is sent back to you and your student for your records.
  5. Finally, please remind your student to ‘Register’ this research on the Portal on the ‘For Students’ page.

Please do not start your research until the volunteering form has been signed and returned to you, and the student has ‘Registered the research’ on the Portal.

If you have any queries or comments please do not hesitate to contact A/Prof Diann Eley, Director of MD Research.

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Provide feedback

If you have any comments, suggestions, or would like us to update your project listing, please contact us. You can complete our online feedback form here.

If you feel that your enquiry or comment is confidential, please feel free to contact A/Prof Diann Eley, Director of MD Research on

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