Contribute to improving social issues in a lesser-developed country through an international volunteering or work experience placement, or an overseas study or research program.
- Current domestic students
- Current international students
- Current domestic research staff
- Current international research staff
- Postgraduate coursework
- Postgraduate research
- Creative Industries
- Science and Engineering
- Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI)
- Institute for Future Environments
- Open date: 31 March 2017
- Closing date: 31 July 2017
You can apply for funding to support either:
- an international volunteering or work experience (service learning) placement
- a study or research abroad program.
Volunteering or work experience (service learning)
To apply for funding to support an international volunteering or work experience (service learning) placement, you must:
- be enrolled as a student at QUT
- have completed at least 96 credit points of QUT study when you apply
- have at least 48 credit points of study left to complete when you return from your international placement
- have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 or above for your course
- be able to complete your international placement while you're enrolled at QUT.
You must propose an international volunteering or work experience (service learning) placement that:
- is at least 6 weeks long, but not longer than 6 months
- is with an organisation approved by QUT. Examples include:
- has been assessed by our Scholarships Coordinator before the application closing date.
Study or research abroad
To apply for funding to support an overseas study or research program, you must:
- be one of:
- enrolled as a student at QUT
- employed by QUT as an early career researcher
- propose one of:
- an overseas study program that is at least 12 weeks long, but no longer than 6 months at one of our international partner institutions in a lesser-developed country
- an overseas research program of no longer than 6 months at one of our international partner institutions in a lesser-developed country (time periods for research programs may vary depending on discipline)
- be able to complete your international placement while you're enrolled or employed at QUT. If you're an early career researcher you must have at least 1 semester of your appointment remaining when you apply.
If you're an undergraduate or postgraduate student, you must also:
- have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 or above for your course.
If you're an early career researcher or research student, you must also:
- be able to demonstrate satisfactory research progress
- have approval from your supervisor for you proposed research or study program.
What you receive
- $5,000 to support your participation in an approved program.
Your trip cannot last more than 6 months.
The scholarship will not fund:
- conference attendance alone. You can only receive a grant if you are presenting at the conference detailed in your application.
This award has come to QUT through the generosity of Mary and Carl Leonard, who devoted their lives to working in developing countries.
The lives of Carl and Mary embodied the spirit of adventure, fascination with different cultures, and dedication to community service that the Mary and Carl Leonard Award fosters in young people.
They have pledged almost $1 million to the university to help carry on their good work.
QUT Alumni and Development director Simone Garske said: 'We have established the Mary and Carl Leonard Endowment Fund to finance an annual scholarship for students who show leadership qualities to enable them to study or work overseas. Ultimately, the Leonards' gift will benefit the global community as well as QUT's students.'