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Research Fellowships

Supporting PhD qualified researchers in undertaking original research that will benefit Queensland.

What's important

  • Research fellowships will be offered again in 2018 with exact timeframes to be determined, this website will be updated when dates have been confirmed.
  • Early-career Fellowships—$180,000 over 3 years.
  • Mid-career Fellowships—$300,000 over 3 years.
  • 2017 funding recipients have been announced.


The applicant must be a Queensland-based agency, including universities, research agencies, government organisations, not-for-profit/charitable organisations and businesses. The applicant organisation nominates the proposed Fellow.

The proposed Fellow must:

  • be an Australian citizen or have Australian residency for the duration of the fellowship
  • have a PhD research qualification with:
    • up to 5 years post-PhD research experience for early-career fellowships
    • 5 to 10 years post-PhD research experience for mid-career fellowships. Allowances will be made for time taken away from research e.g. for parenting, caring, illness, or time in non-research roles.
  • have a research proposal that:
  • have one or more partners, including at least one Queensland-based industry/end-user organisation
  • spend at least 50% of the fellowship physically co-located with at least one Queensland-based industry/end-user partner organisation
  • have matched cash funding from the applicant and/or partner organisations.

Guidelines and conditions

More information about the Research Fellowships program can be found in the following documents:

How to apply

Applications are closed.

About the Research Fellowships

The Advance Queensland Research Fellowships supports original research that will have positive impacts on Queensland. The program will assist in attracting and keeping the best and brightest research minds in Queensland, and will build Queensland's capacity to conduct innovative research and development.

Funding recipients

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Last updated
31 January, 2018

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