Research Project Timeline

It is important to plan for your research project in the semester prior to enrolling in a research subject. Following this timeline will help you stay organised throughout your research project.


Find a supervisor

At least 1 month prior to application due date

Information sessions

Details of information sessions will be emailed to all students during semester. If you would like more information, please contact

Application due (R1 Form & Proposal)

Tuesday, week one of the exam period of the previous semester.

(eg. if you are undertaking a research project in Semester 2, your application will be due at the start of the exam period of Semester 1).

* See notes below

Application approvals

One month after submission of application (R1 form)

­­Ethics applications

Prior to commencement

*See notes below

Research Skills Workshop

Week 1 of Semester

Currently enrolled research students please consult your Timetable

MoE research presentations

Week 11 of Semester

Currently enrolled research students please consult your Timetable

Research project due

First week of exam period

Currently enrolled research students please consult the LMS or your acceptance letter

Results released

Please see Result Release Dates web page


We will assess late applications submitted after the due date, with increasing limitations on the type of projects that remain feasible as the semester approaches. If your project requires ethics approval, it's important to stick to the deadlines (this is particularly important for single semester projects).

Research projects available in summer should ensure they meet the deadlines of Semester 1 projects. If you are intending to undertake a project requiring ethics approval in the summer teaching period, please contact to discuss requirements and timelines.

Only ENST90007 and ENST90006 are available for enrollment in the Summer teaching period.

If you require any clarification, contact as soon as possible.