UQ Global Engagement will proactively cooperate with portfolios across UQ to coordinate and pool available resources in support of its Global Strategy.

Global Strategy and Partnerships Funding Scheme

The Global Strategy and Partnerships Seed Funding Scheme (GSPSFS) aims to support the successful implementation of the Global Strategy Framework. Its purpose is to assist faculties and institutes to pursue strategic activities that strengthen the impact of UQ’s Global partnership network in alignment with UQ’s Partner Engagement Framework, and offers up to $10,000 to support innovative initiatives over two competitive rounds per annum.

External and internal funding opportunities

Global Engagement will cooperate with the Research Portfolio to identify and promote UQ and external funding schemes that support research and engagement with priority countries and partners. This will involve developing centralised information on funding opportunities by country. It will also seek to align the Global Strategy with UQ’s research priorities and leverage Australian and international government, industry, and philanthropic funding to support these aims. 

UQ Partnerships Committee

The establishment of a UQ Partnerships Engagement Committee will be explored, featuring representation of each faculty, institute, and portfolio active in the international partnerships and engagement space. The Committee will act as a central mechanism for the coordination and flow of information across UQ in relation to strategic partnerships and countries, and will facilitate the development and implementation of new engagement initiatives across the University. 

Scholarships and student mobility opportunities

Global Engagement will work to identify both internal and external scholarship and mobility opportunities that can be channeled to support a flow of undergraduate and Higher Degree by Research students between priority countries and partners. For example, the UQ Graduate School Candidate Travel Awards support strategic partnership plans with priority partner institutions. In addition, opportunities with a number of premier partners are being developed to stimulate the flow of mobility as a basis for expanded academic and research linkages.

New Colombo Plan and Endeavour Mobility Funding

The New Colombo Plan aims to boost Australia’s knowledge of the Indo-Pacific region and strengthen Australia’s people-to-people and institutional relationships through study exchanges, internships, and mentorships. The initiative is offered to Australian undergraduates aged 18-28. Endeavour Mobility Grants complement the New Colombo Plan by supporting global study in additional locations. The Grants are available to postgraduate and undergraduate students. Global Engagement coordinates UQ’s submissions under both programs and provides information sessions and support to UQ staff and academics in the development of applications.

Senior Executive Missions and strategic onshore engagement events

An annual schedule of missions led by the ViceChancellor or Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) will be coordinated to priority countries and region. The aim of Senior Executive Missions is to support key strategic initiatives, to profile UQ at the highest level with key government and industry stakeholders, and to advance UQ’s relationship with important strategic partners. Global Engagement will also coordinate a range of international events that constitute high profile initiatives deserving of support and commitment from across UQ. These include:

  • hosting Ambassadorial receptions and visits designed to strengthen UQ’s ties with partner governments in important region
  • high level symposia, workshops, and events hosted in conjunction with premier partners to facilitate strategic cooperation and to further collaborative objectives across teaching, research, and engagement with government and industry. 

Data, reports, and intelligence

Global Engagement will continue to collect detailed information on existing links and to monitor opportunities for new partnerships