Key dates for Advance Queensland Women’s Research Assistance Program (WRAP)

  • Advance Queensland WRAP is open continuously with applications considered and assessed
    as they are submitted
  • Full applications due to UQ Research and Innovation (UQ R&I): Prior to submission to the Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development
  • Full Applications close with Advance Queensland: Continuous until 31 December 2021 (or until funds are exhausted)


The Advance Queensland Women’s Research Assistance Program (WRAP) supports women in maintaining their research momentum following approved maternity or adoption leave, and encouraging the retention of female researchers in their chosen profession in Queensland. This will be done through the provision of funding to employ another researcher, technician or research/laboratory assistant while the Primary Researcher is on maternity or adoption leave.

Funding up to $26,000 (excluding GST) will be available through the program to support the nominated Primary Researcher.

How to apply

Step 1: SmartyGrants registration and scheme reading

  • The person submitting the Application will need an active account in Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development (DITID) SmartyGrants system.
  • Familiarise yourself with the key 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: UQ R&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, and attachments to UQ R&I at
  • Internal review by UQ R&I/feedback provided (compliance/eligibility/grantsmanship).

Step 4: Final submission

  • On receiving authorisation from UQ R&I, submit your application online.

Readership and researcher support

Before applying, we recommend you:

Key documents