John Simmons Student Mobility Fund

John Simmons Student Mobility Fund

Australia 31 Aug 2021
The university of Queensland Australia

The university of Queensland Australia

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31 Aug 2021
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Full funding
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All Regions


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).

How to apply

Please submit an online application 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

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.

Scholarship value : $500 - $1500

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