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.

What's important

  • Grants of $125,000 over 2 years were available to Queensland research organisations.
  • Chinese participants in approved projects will receive $125,000 from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
  • Eligibility criteria apply.
  • Applications are now closed.


The proposed project must create or enhance a research alliance between Queensland and China research organisations. The project application must meet eligibility criteria:

  • focus on 1 of the 3 identified priority areas:
    • agricultural biotechnology and food research (including food safety)
    • human health and medical research
    • environmental science
  • be led by a Queensland-based research organisation
  • have a lead participant (partner) that is a CAS affiliated institute.

You can read the program guidelines for more information about the eligibility criteria.

Funding recipients

More than $1,000,000 in funding has been allocated to 10 research projects, which involved collaboration between scientists in Queensland and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Guidelines and conditions

You can find eligibility requirements, assessment criteria and details on the contract and assessment process from:

Visit Queensland Government Department of Science website for further information about available funding and grants.


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