Universities and researchers

We are reinvigorating science, research and innovation to help create the knowledge-based jobs of the future.

Our Advance Queensland programs and funds are listed below to help you find the support your need. 

You can also view Queensland Government and Australian Government support options. 

Agtech and Logistics Hub in Toowoomba

Supporting economic growth, creating jobs and improving the productivity, capability and sustainability of Queensland’s agricultural industry through innovation.

Indigenous Innovation and Entrepreneurs Pathway program

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by creating pathways to participate in Queensland's innovation economy.

Indigenous Pathways Scholarship Program

Supporting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to undertake vocational education and transition into university studies in science, technology, engineering, the arts and maths (STEAM) industries.

Life Sciences Catalyst

Are you a startup, SME, entrepreneur or an innovator in the life sciences sector? Are you Queensland based and need guidance to grow your idea or company?

Women's Research Assistance Program (WRAP)

Supporting female scientists within Queensland-based research organisations to maintain their research when they are on maternity or adoption leave.

Integrated Care Innovation Fund

Supporting innovation to improve the patient journey through cooperation between GPs, hospitals and primary health networks.

Advancing Regional Innovation Program

Encourages innovation across Queensland and supports local economies to create jobs for regional Queenslanders.

Engaging Science Grants

Supports science engagement and communication projects, events and activities that increase the reach and impact of science in Queensland.

Industry Research Fellowships

Supporting PhD qualified researchers in undertaking original research that will benefit Queensland, while partnering with industry.

IndustryTech Fund

Provides financial incentives to larger scale co-funded projects that accelerate the development and deployment of significant and highly collaborative industry based platform technology projects.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (MIT REAP)

MIT REAP helps Queensland continue to solidify its reputation as a regional innovation hot-spot, supporting startups and driving jobs for regional Queenslanders.

MIT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Bringing MIT Bootcamps to Brisbane to run a week-long intensive bootcamp for budding entrepreneurs.

Queensland Citizen Science Grants

Raising awareness of citizen science and supporting the growth of citizen science projects in Queensland.

Queensland Science Fellows Network

Supporting and building a network of current and past science research fellows who have received Queensland Government support.

Queensland-Chinese Academy of Sciences (Q-CAS) Collaborative Science Fund

Encourages research collaborations between scientists in Queensland and the Chinese Academy of Sciences with grants over 2 years to deliver benefits for Queensland and China.

Queensland-Cooper Hewitt Fellowships

Supports a registered Queensland school teacher to visit the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York to gain experience in classroom, community and online strategies for delivering quality design education.

Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowships Program

The Queensland Smithsonian Fellowships Program funds fellows from Queensland's research, education and cultural sectors to visit and complete a project at the Smithsonian Institution.

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