Industry Research Fellowships

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

What's important

In light of the current global COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the Queensland Government has changed the 2020 funding round of the Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowships.

The advertised fellowships program that was scheduled to close on 21 April 2020 has been closed. This round has been re-purposed to focus on fellowships that support COVID-19 research, including the social, economic and health impacts, and preparedness research for possible future pandemic or similar scale events.

The following Industry Research Fellowships targeting COVID-19 research will be available under the revised funding round:
    
Short-term fellowships:

  • early career fellowships of up to $90,000 (excluding GST) for up to 18 months
  • mid-career fellowships of up to $150,000 (excluding GST) for up to 18 months.

Standard fellowships:

  • early career fellowships of $180,000 (excluding GST) over three years
  • mid-career fellowships of $300,000 (excluding GST) over three years.

Due to the serious nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, preference will be given to short-term fellowships delivering impact and outcomes quickly. 

Key dates

Applications closed at 1.00pm on Tuesday 12 May 2020. 

Eligibility

The applicant organisation must be a Queensland-based agency that conducts research, including universities, government agencies, not-for-profit organisations, and companies. 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
  • be employed by the applicant organisation in a minimum 50% FTE capacity
  • spend a minimum 50% FTE on the fellowship
  • work and reside in Queensland 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 addresses the COVID19 pandemic and recovery, or preparedness for possible future pandemics or similar scale similar events
  • have one or more industry/end-user partners (preferably Queensland-based)
  • have cash co-funding from the applicant and/or partner organisations that equals or exceeds the funding sought from the Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowships program.

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