Global Strategy and Partnerships Seed Funding Scheme

With the aim of supporting the successful implementation of the new Global Strategy Framework, the UQ Global Strategy and Partnerships Seed Funding Scheme will assist UQ faculties, institutes and units to pursue activities that will strengthen the impact of UQ’s global network. The DVC-External Engagement portfolio has approved an amount of $150,000 to be allocated over two rounds, opening in March and August 2017.

The Global Strategy and Partnerships Seed Funding Scheme aims to:

  • provide financial support for innovative joint activities with strategic partners
  • enable the pursuit of key opportunities and nurturing of partner networks which have been identified as having potential to advance UQ’s strategic objectives within priority countries and partner institutions
  • develop ongoing mutually beneficial education and research outcomes with individuals and organisations
  • support UQ faculties, schools and institutes to launch new projects and promote innovative, creative initiatives that further UQ’s Global Strategy objectives.

For any queries relating to the Scheme or further information on the Global Strategy, please contact the UQ Global Engagement office at or phone +61 7 3346 7869.

Supported Initiatives

Round One 2017 is open to initiatives in UQ’s Priority Countries: USA, UK, Germany, China, Indonesia, India and Brazil as well as emerging priorities VietnamChile, Singapore, Denmark, France, and Canada. In addition, initiatives that support expanded collaboration with any of UQ’s premier partners will be prioritised (see Partner Engagement Strategy). 

Examples of the types of initiatives to be funded could include the initiation of:

  • organisation of joint symposia or workshops with priority partners
  • academic/research collaboration that serves to expand engagement with priority partners
  • short-term staff and/or student mobility programs
  • travel to attend special partner institution events
  • initiatives which promote industry engagement in priority countries.

All initiatives must demonstrate a clear emphasis on engagement outcomes and align with UQ's Global Strategy. Please refer to the FAQs for further information. 

Funding Details

A total of $75,000 will be made available for Round One. 

Applicants can submit a proposal for up to $10,000 of funding per initiative. Applicants will be required to demonstrate matched funding from their respective faculty, school, institute or unit, and funding or in-kind support from the partner institution will be well-regarded.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Proposals must clearly demonstrate the benefits to UQ’s engagement objectives in priority countries, and preferably with premier partner institutions.
  • In certain cases where potential for a new strategic partner or initiative exists, applications may be considered at the discretion of the DVC (External Engagement).
  • The project scope should be clearly defined in the application and avoid cross over with existing UQ funding schemes.
  • To ensure effective outcomes are attained and adequate support of the initiative from the respective faculty, school or institute is provided, applications that confirm matched funding will be provided by the relevant faculty, school or institute will be prioritised.
  • Applicants must agree to adhere to all requirements related to the receipt of funding, if successful, including deadlines and procedures for acquittal of funds and reporting on outcomes. 

Application Process

Applicants are encouraged to carefully read through the guidelines and FAQs and ensure all eligibility criteria are adhered to.  

For Round One, an internal application process with your relevant faculty or institute has been implemented to enable approval by the Executive Dean or Institute Director. Applicants are required to complete and submit the application form, along with the required supporting documentation to your designated faculty or institute international or grant manager by the internal deadline as indicated in the following table. The Global Engagement Office will not accept applications directly.

Please refer to the communications you will have received from your Faculty or Institute International Manager or Grants Manager for details of the internal process and deadline.

Faculty / Institute





Whitney Woods

21 April


Majella Ferguson

21 April


Donna Guest

21 April


Grace Raki

10 April


Brendon Lutwyche

21 April

Loretta Jamieson
Trent Leggatt
21 April


Michelle Foley

21 April


Sylvie Pichelin

21 April


Lisa Kennedy

21 April


Julie Osborne

21 April


Dr Lorine Wilkinson

21 April


Bronwyn Venus

21 April


David Harris

21 April

Open and closing dates

Opens 20 March 2017
Closes 21 April for review by your Faculty/Institute; 10 April for Faculty of Medicine