At a glance

Available to: 
Current Student
Level of study: 
Postgraduate Coursework
Postgraduate Research
Year of study: 
2nd - 5th year
Australian and Permanent Residents or NZ citizens

The Fund is to support female students studying 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.

Award value:
up to 2
Applications open: 
9 February 2018
Applications close: 
20 April 2018
  • Eligibility

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

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

    The activity for which the applicant is 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 (not exhaustive)

    • Attendance at interstate or international conferences.
    • Registered elite athletes attending a significant overseas athletic event that will help advance their athletic career.
    • RHD 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.

The UQ Women in Action Fund was established in 2015 by the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology with the support of Professor Simon Biggs, Executive Dean.
Award benefits: