UQ Women in Action Fund


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Higher Degree by Research
Study area Architecture, Planning and Design, Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value $1000
Number awarded To be determined each semester by the Executive Dean each semester
Opening date 1 February 2022
Closing date 4 April 2022


The UQ Women in Action Fund was established in 2015 by the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology with the support of Professor Vicki Chen, Executive Dean.

The purpose of the Fund is to support female students studying computer science, engineering, design or information technology to engage in community and industry based experiences via study tours, student exchange, and short term professional and personal development experiences.

Supported by the School’s alumni and friends, this Fund will be used to award and distribute up to five small grants of $1,000 each twice per calendar year to support aspiring female engineers, design and technology students make a global impact.


To be eligible, you must:

  • be enrolled full time in an approved program through the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • have completed at least one year of study in one of the approved programs at UQ
  • be a domestic student within the meaning of the Fee Rules
  • have made satisfactory academic progress for each semester enrolled
  • have demonstrated initiative as part of your application
  • have provided a complete application including a 300-350 word statement as to how the activity will benefit their personal and professional development
  • not be receiving UQ funding for the activity through similar grant programs (e.g. UQ Employability Award).

The activity for which you are seeking support must be occurring within the respective semester or half of the calendar year that the application is lodged for.

Examples of activities supported through awarding of grants include but are not limited to:

  • attendance at interstate or international conferences.
  • registered elite athletes attending a significant overseas athletic event that will help advance their athletic career.
  • HDR students undertaking an overseas internship that furthers their research project.
  • attendance at 'iconic' activities (e.g. international mining games).

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

Before you get started

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How to apply

Please submit an online appliation for Semester 1 or Semester 2 activities by the due dates below:-

Semester 1, 2021
Due date 11pm, 5 April, 2021

Semester 2, 2021
Due date 11pm, 31 August, 2021

Selection criteria

Grants will be awarded at the discretion of the Executive Dean. The Heads of School may be involved in the selection process.


Jodie Chellew, Faculty of EAIT
+61 7 3365 4191