Key dates for Advance Queensland Research Fellowships Round 2 (2016-2017)

  • Proposals open in SmartyGrants: 8 November 2016
  • UQ Cash Commitments due to UQ Research and Innovation (UQR&I): 10 January 2017
  • Full Applications due to UQR&I: 13 January 2017
  • Full Applications close with SmartyGrants: 6 February 2017
  • Anticipated announcement: March 2017


The Advance Queensland Research Fellowships (AQRF) scheme supports PhD-qualified researchers in undertaking original research of benefit to Queensland, in collaboration with Queensland-based industry and end-users. 

How to apply

Step 1: SmartyGrants registration and scheme reading

Step 2: Completing the application

  • Log into SmartyGrants and complete the Application, but leave the final Declaration/Certification pages blank (to prevent the draft from being submitted to DSITI without UQ authorisation).

Step 3: UQR&I internal review and feedback

  • In advance of internal review, ensure all online components are complete and valid. Generate a whole Proposal PDF for your records.
  • To initiate internal review, email your completed Funding Coversheet, whole Proposal PDF, draft attachments and Cash Commitment Proforma to UQR&I at
  • Internal review by UQR&I/feedback provided (compliance/eligibility/grantsmanship).

Step 4: Final submission

  • On receiving authorisation from UQR&I, submit your Application online in SmartyGrants.

Readership and researcher support

Before applying, we recommend you:

Key documents



A suite of templates and proformas to assist you in compiling your application will be made available here when the next round is fully open.