Key dates for Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowships Round 2 (2019)

  • Proposals open in SmartyGrants: 4 June 2019
  • UQ Research and Innovation (UQR&I) information session: 18 June 2019
  • UQ Cash Commitments due to UQR&I: 2 July 2019
  • Full Applications due to UQR&I: 9 July 2019
  • Full Applications close with SmartyGrants: 30 July 2019
  • Anticipated announcement: TBA


The Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowships (AQIRF) 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

  • The person submitting the Application - preferably the project leader - will need an active account in Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games (DITID) SmartyGrants system.
  • Familiarise yourself with the key Advance Queensland (AQ) and UQ documentation.

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 DITID 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