Key dates for Global Innovation Linkages (GIL)

  • Release of Funding Rules: TBA
  • Proposals open: TBA (expected mid 2018)
  • UQ Research and Innovation (UQR&I) information session: TBA
  • UQ Expression of Interest due to UQR&I: TBA
  • Applications due to UQR&I: TBA
  • Applications close externally: TBA (expected late 2018)


The Global Innovation Linkages programme provides funding to help Australian businesses and researchers to collaborate with global partners on strategically focused, leading-edge research and development projects. Rounds occur every 2 years (the last round was in 2016) with funding of up to $1 million per project over a maximum of 4 years.

How to apply

Further information on how to apply will be made available once the 2018 Funding Rules are released.

Note: the 2016 round had a limit of 2 applications per organisation so there was a UQ Expresion of Interest (EOI) phase to determine which UQ-led applications would proceed to full application. If there is a limit on submission in the 2018 round, it should be expected that UQ will hold an EOI phase.

Readership and researcher support

Before applying, we recommend you:

Key documents


Please see the website for access to the programme guidelines, fact sheet and sample Commonwealth grant agreement. To access the documents, please select 'Tell me more', then navigate to the 'Key Documents' section.

For your convenience, UQR&I has generated a blank PDF version of the application form (downloaded as of 9 August 2016). Please note that as the Department is able to update the form at any time, this is a guide only.


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.