Global mobility and funding opportunities

Take part in overseas experiences, including through the UQ Global Strategy and Partnerships Seed Funding Scheme, or get support to enable student mobility.

Applications must be submitted by March 31 or September 30

The scholarship can be used to fund research stays for PhD students and Post-Docs at RWTH Aachen University. It offers a travel grant of 1.000€ (lump sum) and a monthly stipend of 1.800€ for a period of up to 6 months.
Closes: 12 September 2021

Fund for economic, social and cultural cooperation for the Pacific (Fonds Pacifique). Selected projects will contribute to the regional insertion of the French communities: New Caledonia, French Polynesia and islands, Wallis and Futuna.

Projects submitted for this call by Australian partners shall be submitted to the Embassy of France in Australia.
Closes: 9 September 2021

The University of Vienna invites faculty members of partner universities to join the University of Vienna for a short-term teaching visit. The minimum duration of stay to teach is three weeks, the maximum 90 days. Invited candidates receive a work contract with the University of Vienna for up to 90 days.

Applications are open for teaching visits in the summer semester 2022 (between 01/03/22 and 30/06/22) as well as the winter semester 2022/23 (between 01/10/22 and 31/01/23).

Closes: 10 September 2021
(Internal UQ deadline: 3 September 2021)

The priority areas in this round are business, education, sustainability, tourism and cultural promotion. Eligible countries include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, México, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú and Uruguay.

We invite you to contact the Global Strategy and Partnerships team on globalstrategy@uq.edu.au should you have any questions and/or require a letter of support.
Applicants to submit directly to grant connect by 13:00 AEST on 8 September 2021
(Internal UQ deadline: 1 September 2021)

Applications for activities that strengthen cooperation between Australia and Indonesia to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic would be welcomed. The round prioritises applications that directly contribute to the needs of Southeast Asian countries during and immediately following the COVID-19 pandemic with a particular focus on women’s empowerment in the region.

The Global Strategy and Partnerships team (globalstrategy@uq.edu.au) will provide a letter of support and review on compliance and feedback on applications upon request. Please refer to the grant guidelines in DFAT website.
Applicants to submit directly to grant connect by 13:00 AEST on 8 September 2021
(Internal UQ deadline: 1 September 2021)

The objectives of the Program are to promote people connections and a contemporary and positive image of Australia and support for the Australian Government’s international policy goals. The key priority areas of the Australia-ASEAN Council are Economic Resilience, Health, Business Engagement, Language, Arts and Culture.

Applications for activities that strengthen cooperation between Australia and Southeast Asia to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic would be welcomed.

The Global Strategy and Partnerships team (globalstrategy@uq.edu.au) will provide a letter of support and review on compliance and feedback on applications upon request. Please refer to the grant guidelines in DFAT website.

Closed Global Mobility and Funding Opportunties

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A unique postdoc program that funds early career researchers to undertake research at a host institution anywhere in the world, on unconventional projects in life and natural sciences, engineering, medicine, and social sciences. The value of the award is CHF100,000 per year (approx. AUD132,000) for up to five years.
Opens: to be advised

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) invites UQ staff to apply for mobility funding to strengthen existing collaborations. This call focuses on Neuroscience, Psychology, Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, Biomedical Sciences, Genetics, Medicine, Physics, and Business.
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The British Academy is providing the opportunity to be based at a UK higher education or other research institution for up to six months for academics in the humanities and the social sciences. Applications to strengthen UQ's key UK partnerships are encouraged.
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Offers support for guest stays starting from one week up to two semesters at TUM. The funding may cover travel and accommodation expenses as well as teaching assignments and TUM contracts for stays of at least three months.
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UQ has been invited to be a partner in the Technical University of Munich's International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE). This program brings together researchers and PhD students from the two institutions to address a challenging and novel inter-disciplinary problem.
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This scheme fosters research collaboration of the highest quality between Australian researchers from Universities Australia member universities and German researchers from German universities and research institutes.
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Rutherford Fund Strategic Partner Grants invite eligible institutions to set out how they would use a block grant of up to £150,000 to deliver a dynamic program of research fellowships for early career researchers.
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This unique fellowship supports outstanding early career researchers whose ground-breaking work has the potential to make a difference in one of the Foundation's focus areas: Technology and innovation; Strengthening Australia-Asia ties; and Enabling positive social change. The Westpac Research Fellowships are valued at up to $460,000 over three years.
Opens: to be advised

Designed to broaden academic and research collaboration between UQ and the University of Exeter. Up to nine grants of A$16,000 (£10,000) will be available to UQ and Exeter collaborators.
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The Scholarship AINSE ANSTO French Embassy (SAAFE) facilitates the conduct of research and fosters research collaborations between France and Australia in nuclear science and engineering in the areas of human health, the environment, and the nuclear fuel cycle.
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Present your research project, business plan or social initiative in just three minutes for your chance to present in Berlin and win a cash prize.
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With the aim of supporting the successful implementation of the UQ Global Strategy, the UQ Global Strategy and Partnerships Seed Funding Scheme assists UQ faculties, institutes and units to pursue activities that will strengthen the impact of UQ’s global network.
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The European Union (EU) has advertised the 2020 funding calls for its Horizon 2020 program. The scheme supports Australian researchers to participate in selected multinational research collaborative projects with international researchers.
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The QUEX Professional Services Staff Fellowship program is designed to provide professional development opportunities and to share best practice and experience between professional colleagues at UQ and the University of Exeter.
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UQ and São Paulo State University (UNESP) are supporting four academics from each institution to go on an academic exchange for up to four weeks. The call is open to all disciplines.
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Applications are now open for the SPRINT (São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration) program – an initiative to advance scientific collaboration with research institutions in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, and international research partners.
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This program promotes scientific and technological exchange by encouraging new cooperation and the participation of young researchers through three initiatives: FASIC PhD (covers travel expenses for PhD candidates affiliated in France or Australia), FASIC Researchers (covers travel and mission expenses for researchers or PostDoc affiliated in France) and FASIC Workshops (supports the organisation of joint workshops).
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The Embassy of France in Australia and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia recently launched the Social Science Collaborative Research Program. Grants available through this program are for a maximum of A$5000 and are aimed at providing seed funding to foster the development of a larger social science research programs.
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The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), in association with the Australian Academy of Science, offers postdoctoral fellowships for Australian researchers to work in institutes affiliated with JSPS.
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Fund for economic, social and cultural cooperation for the Pacific (Fonds Pacifique). Selected projects will contribute to the regional insertion of the French communities: New Caledonia, French Polynesia and islands Wallis and Futuna.
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The Study Queensland International Education and Training (IET) Partnership Fund supports initiatives which support the sustainable growth of Queensland’s international education and training sector under the four streams of Talent and Employability; Industry Partnerships; International Engagement, and; Student Experience.
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In the first phase of this scheme, French institutions are currently being invited to submit proposals for internship projects involving Australian institutions and industry partners in France. The selected projects will be advertised to Australian students from participating universities.
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TUM invited University of Queensland academic and professional staff to apply for grants for teaching or training purposes, made available by the European Union under the international dimension of the Erasmus+ program.
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The University of Vienna invites faculty members of partner universities to join the University of Vienna for a short-term teaching visit. The minimum duration of stay to teach is three weeks, the maximum 90 days. Invited candidates receive a work contract with the University of Vienna for up to 90 days.
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The program is designed to help strengthen the Vietnamese innovation system and prepare for Vietnam’s economic and digital future. Grant topics are not constrained by sector, but those aligned with Vietnam’ s development needs and Australia’s competitive strength.
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A Churchill Fellowship offers ordinary Australians the opportunity to travel to the far edges of the globe to conduct valuable research in their field and bring back knowledge, experience, ideas and innovation for the betterment of their industry, community and Australia.
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UQ staff are encouraged to submit applications for the 2021 round of the New Colombo Plan Mobility Program. DFAT will be accepting applications for the next round despite the current situation, in anticipation of current travel bans being lifted and student mobility eventually returning to normal.
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U21 is launching a Researcher Resilience Fund to support the development of the network’s PhD and early career researchers. This fund is designed to develop researchers' capability and capacity to work digitally or virtually in order to adapt to life as a researcher post-COVID-19.
Closes: TBA
(Internal UQ deadline:): TBA

We invite you to contact the Global Strategy and Partnerships team on globalstrategy@uq.edu.au should you have any questions and/or require a letter of support.
Closes: TBA
(Internal UQ deadline: TBA)

The Program promotes people-to-people links and a contemporary and positive image of Australia to support the Australian Government’s international policy goals.
The applications should aim to identify and deliver Australia’s knowledge and expertise to fill a market gap in India. The grant cannot be used to fund salaries, including salaries for research assistants and administrative staff, honoraria and scholarships for students.

The Global Strategy and Partnerships team (globalstrategy@uq.edu.au) will provide a letter of support and review on compliance and feedback on applications upon request. Please refer to the grant guidelines.
Closes: TBA
(Internal UQ deadline: TBA)

The Program promotes people-to-people links and a contemporary and positive image of Australia to support the Australian Government’s international policy goals.

The Global Strategy and Partnerships team (globalstrategy@uq.edu.au) will provide a letter of support and review on compliance and feedback on applications upon request. Please refer to the grant guidelines.
The U21 offer staff and research students a range of funding options for collaborative projects.
- International Projects Fund is aimed at supporting academic and non-academic represented teams to develop a collaborative project.
- Research Development Fund is aimed at supporting interdisciplinary research projects
- Student Research Fund is designed to support Masters (Research) and Doctoral Students across the network to develop a research project

Interdisciplinary applications involving multiple health themes and partnership with at least three member universities are encouraged.
Applications for activities that would strengthen cooperation between Australia and Korea to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic would be welcomed.

Applications from the following priority areas are accepted:
• Strategic international relations
• Trade and commerce relationships
• Cross cultural collaborations
• Technological, scientific and education innovation

The Global Strategy and Partnerships team (globalstrategy@uq.edu.au) will provide a letter of support and review on compliance and feedback on applications upon request. Please refer to the grant guidelines.
The Australia-Japan Foundation seeks to advance Australia’s engagement with Japan by supporting people-to-people linkages; amplifying and shifting perceptions of Australia in Japan to reflect contemporary Australia; and facilitating the promotion of the inventive, innovative capabilities that Australia brings to Australia-Japan collaborations across broad and ever sophisticated sectors. The Australia-Japan Foundation also seeks to bring to the fore, awareness of the ongoing vital importance of Australia and Japan on each other’s foreign and trade policies by facilitating informed discussions.

The Global Strategy and Partnerships team (globalstrategy@uq.edu.au) will provide a letter of support and review on compliance and feedback on applications upon request. Please refer to the grant guidelines.
Areas of priority include:
• Communication, Information and Advocacy
• Economic Diplomacy and Geopolitics
• Education and Australian studies
• Scientific innovation
• Society, Culture and Sport
Closes TBA

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers scholarships to Australian citizens across all career stages. Awardees take part in an academic and cultural exchange, pursuing research or study at a U.S. institution, experiencing life abroad and bringing back their knowledge and experience to share with their communities in Australia.