Industry Research Fellowships

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

What's important

  • The following Industry Research Fellowships grants are available:
  • Early-career Fellowships—$180,000 over 3 years.
  • Mid-career Fellowships—$300,000 over 3 years.
  • Applicants must apply online.
  • Applications closed 1:00pm AEST, Tuesday 31 July 2018.


The applicant must be a Queensland-based agency that conducts research, 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
  • 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 a target investment area as outlined in the program guidelines
    • has one or more partners, including at least one Queensland-based industry/end-user organisation
    • includes some physically co-location with at least one Queensland-based industry/end-user partner organisation
    • has matched cash funding from the applicant and/or partner organisations.

Guidelines and conditions

To assist in developing an application please read the:

How to apply

Applicants must apply online. Each application must contain:

  • a completed SmartyGrants on-line application form
  • a scanned (PDF) copy of the nominated Fellow’s PhD degree
  • scanned (PDF) letters of support from the applicant organisation and partner organisation(s)
  • a scanned (PDF) signed financial incentive agreement declaration (PDF, 157KB).
Last updated 20 Feb, 2019
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