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.

Outline proposals close 24 September 2019

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.
Applications are now closed.

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.
Applications are now closed.

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.
Closes: 28 October 2019

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.
Closes: 15 November 2019

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).
Closes: 17 November 2019

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.
Closes: 25 November 2019

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.
Closes: 29 November 2019

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.
Closes: 2 February 2020

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 in early 2020.
Closes: February 2020

The Embassy of France in Australia is supporting the establishment of short-term programs in the form of summer (or winter) schools co-organised by French and Australian tertiary education institutions, and bringing together students from both countries around a theme of common interest.

Closed Global Mobility and Funding Opportunties

Opens: to be advised

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.
Opens: to be advised

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.
Opens: to be advised

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.
Opens: to be advised

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.
Opens: to be advised

The New Colombo Plan Mobility Program provides funding to Australian universities and consortia to support Australian undergraduate students to participate in semester-based or short-term study, internships, mentorships, practicums and research in 40 host locations across the Indo-Pacific region.
Opens: to be advised

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.
Opens: to be advised

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.
Opens: to be advised

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.
Opens: to be advised

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.
Churchill Fellowships
Opens: to be advised

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.
Opens: TBC

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.
Opens: TBC

The University of Vienna invites UQ faculty members to apply for short-term teaching visits (three weeks to 90 days).
Opens: TBC

The Australian–American Fulbright Commission promotes educational and cultural exchange between Australia and the United States. A range of scholarships are available, including for postdocs, mid-career professionals and senior academics.
Opens: TBC

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.