Industry Research Fellowships

Supporting PhD qualified researchers to undertake original research that will positively impact the translation of research outcomes into practical application. 

What's important

  • Applications are now closed.

About the program

The Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowships program supports researchers partnering with industry to complete original research that will have a positive impact on Queensland. 

The program is focused on establishing and/or maintaining meaningful collaboration between researchers and industry.

Funding and support

The following fellowship grants are available:

  • early-career fellowships – $160,000 over two years, or $240,000 over three years (excluding GST)
  • mid-career fellowships – $240,000 over two years, or $360,000 over three years (excluding GST).  


The applicant organisation must be a Queensland-based agency that conducts research as part of its core activities, including some 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 proposed fellowship when submitting the application
  • 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. 
  • have a research proposal that addresses one of the investment areas outlined in the program guidelines
  • have one or more Queensland-based industry/end-user partners
  • 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.

Key documents


  • Existing Queensland-based researchers should contact their agency’s Office of Research or Grants Management Team.
  • For all other enquiries, please email

Successful recipients

View the successful recipients of the Industry Research Fellowships.