Central Queensland University

2018 UN Climate Talks (COP24)

Katowice, Poland | 10 - 14 December 2018


UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63)

New York, United States | 11 - 15 March 2019


Central Queensland University is supporting scholarships to attend the UN Climate Talks and the 2019 Commission on the Status of Women. In addition to traveling to Poland and New York respectively, the programs include private meetings with policy experts, relevant civil-society organisations, department secretaries, ministers and journalists. 

Program Components

  • Pre-departure briefings
  • Participation in the Global Voices Research Fellowship
  • Attendance at the UN Commission on the Status of Women or the UN Climate Talks. 

CSW is ideal for students with an interest in gender equality, women's empowerment and international development. We encourage young Australians with a global perspective to apply. 

The UN Climate Talks provides a unique opportunity for students interested in and passionate about making meaningful change in global climate policy. Suitable for students from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds. 

The scholarships are fully funded and include all domestic and international flights, accommodation, breakfasts, visas, insurance, and registration fees.

Eligibility Requirements

The Global Voices Scholarship is open to CQU students. Candidates must also be: 

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Aged 18 to 30
  • Available to travel to Canberra, Poland or New York for the specified dates
  • Able to commit 5 hours a week to the program

Students may apply for both opportunities but will only be awarded one Scholarship if they are successful. 


Applications Close Monday 13 August 

Application Review Period Tuesday 14 – Sunday 19 August 

Applicants Informed of Outcome Late August

Canberra Pre-departure Briefings Tuesday 11 - Thursday 13 September

* You must be available for a phone interview 15 - 18 August. 


Before applying please download the instruction pack.


Applications Close Midnight Monday 13 August