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 for this mobility program round close on 31 July 2024.

UQ staff are encouraged to submit applications for the 2025 round of the New Colombo Plan Mobility Program. DFAT will be accepting applications for the next round for face-to-face delivery.
Applications for this fellowship program round close on 1 May 2024.

The UQ Professional Services Staff Fellowship Program to TUM has been established to provide professional development opportunities and to share best practices and experiences between Professional Services colleagues at UQ and TUM.

It may also promote enhanced systems and services for the UQ-TUM partnership projects.
Call for proposals. Applications for this round close on 31 December 2023.

The TUM Global Visiting Professor Program offers the opportunity to recruit excellent professors from international partner universities for temporary teaching and research collaborations, thus further promoting the internationalisation of TUM.

For UQ applicants, a visiting professor cannot apply directly, rather, your application will be lodged by your proposed ‘TUM host’ or staff of the applying chair at TUM. Contact Tamara Weisflogg at for further details.
Closes: 12 January 2024

The Council for Australian–Arab Relations (CAAR) seeks to strengthen the Australian-Arabian relationship in ways that enhance mutual understanding and people-to-people links.

Deadline for letter of support request (if required) by 2 Janurary 2024. Applicants must email the application coversheet approved by the HoS and the filled letter of support template to
The Australia–ASEAN Council (AAC) seeks to strengthen the Australia-ASEAN relationship in ways that enhance mutual understanding and people-to-people, institutional and business connections.

The Global Strategy and Partnerships team ( will provide a letter of support and review on compliance and feedback on applications upon request. Please refer to the grant guidelines.

UQ Internal deadline: 7 December 2023,
Application deadline: 17 December 2023.

Closes: 10 March

TUM invites UQ 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.
Applications can be submitted by March 31 or September 30 of each year.

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.
The program encourages researchers to apply from specific areas/universities such as from Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory or regional universities in particular.

If you are interested or know of any suitable candidates, learn more about the Research Ambassador Program which includes what is expected in these roles together with the application process.
TUM and UQ have established a joint supervision program for doctoral candidates. As highly ranked institutions, and research partners, the program aims to strengthen research linkages and provide opportunities for doctoral candidates from each university to extend and enhance their doctoral research work.

Doctoral candidates from TUM participating in the joint supervision program will be enrolled as non-award doctoral candidates at UQ for stays of at least 12 months.

There are four preferred intakes at UQ each year in January, April, July and October. Applications should be submitted three months in advance of commencement.
Currently closed. Applications open late 2023

Emory University and UQ have partnered to establish a Collaborative Partnership Research Grant through Emory’s Halle Institute for Global Research. The Collaborative Partnership Research Grant program fosters the broadening of international research and engagement between Emory University and UQ. Applicants from all schools and disciplines are encouraged to submit funding applications for innovative and sustainable projects built around collaborative research and engagement.

The AICCTP Grant Program funds selected proposals for practical cooperation and collaboration on cyber and critical technology, which will help shape a global technology environment that meets Australia and India’s shared vision of an open, free, rules-based Indo-Pacific region. Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is accepting applications for the AICCTP Grants Round 3 2023. Applications due 14 April 2023.
VAJRA Faculty Scheme is to bring a strong international connect to the R&D ecosystem of India. The scheme offers adjunct / visiting faculty assignments to overseas scientists, faculty members and R&D professionals including Non-resident Indians (NRI) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) to undertake high quality collaborative research in Public funded academic and research Institutions of India.

Applications can be submitted throughout the year. Find out more information through the VAJRA website.
Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN) in Higher Education aimed at tapping the talent pool of scientists and entrepreneurs internationally to encourage their engagement with the institutes of Higher Education in India so as to augment the country's existing academic resources, accelerate the pace of quality reform, and elevate India's scientific and technological capacity to global excellence.

Find out more information through the GIAN website.

Closed Global Mobility and Funding Opportunties

Opens May 2024.

To support the successful implementation of the Global Engagement Framework, the Global Partnerships Funding Scheme has been created to assist UQ faculties, institutes and units to pursue activities with specific international partners that will strengthen the impact of UQ’s global network. There is $100,000 available for this upcoming round.
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

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

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.
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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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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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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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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.
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We invite you to contact the Global Strategy and Partnerships team on should you have any questions and/or require a letter of support.
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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 ( 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. These projects include the International Projects Fund, Research Development Fund and Student Research Fund.
Interdisciplinary applications involving multiple health themes and partnership with at least three member universities are encouraged.
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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.