John Simmons Student Mobility Fund


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value $500 - $1500
Scholarship duration 1 year
Opening date 24 September 2021
Closing date 1 November 2021


The fund was established by the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering with the support of Emeritus Professor John Simmons in 2015. The fund is supported by the School’s alumni and friends and will be used to distribute small annual grants ($500 - $1500) to help undergraduates gain more from the extra -curricular activities that make university such a life -changing experience. The fund is awarded to students to increase the mobility of students in interstate or overseas curricular or extracurricular activities.


An applicant is eligible for a grant, if the applicant:

  • Is enrolled full time in an approved undergraduate engineering program through the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering.
  • Is a domestic student within the meaning of the Fee Policy.
  • has made satisfactory academic progress for each semester enrolled.
  • Has demonstrate initiative as part of their application

Examples of activities supported through awarding of grants (not exhaustive)

  • BE (Honours) or BE (Honours)/ME students undertaking their placement course.
  • Student placement or other activity in a country where the primary language spoken is not the student’s first language.
  • Students who publish a paper as first author to attend a conference to present the paper themselves.
  • Registered elite athletes attending a significant overseas athletic event that will help advance their athletic career.
  • Attendance at “iconic” activities (e.g. international mining games).
Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Please submit an online application for by the due date of 1 November 2021 (Semester 2, 2021).

Selection criteria

The grants will be awarded at the discretion of the Head of School and School Manager.

Applicants may be requested to participate in an interview as part of the selection process.

Applications are closed.

Scholarship rules


Jodie Chellew, Faculty of Engineering Architecture and Information Technology
+61 7 3365 4191
Applications are closed.


In these rules -

Approved undergraduate engineering program includes the Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program or the integrated Bachelor of Engineering / Master of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Master of Engineering program or a dual program that includes the Bachelor of Engineering of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program.

Head of School means the Head of School, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering at The University of Queensland.

School Manager means the School Manager, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering at The University of Queensland.

Grant means a grant provided to a student from the John Simmons Student Mobility Fund.

Applications are closed.