Key dates for Global Innovation Linkages 2018

  • Proposals open: 18 September 2018
  • UQ Internal Expressions of Interest due to UQ Research and Innovation (UQR&I): 17 October 2018
  • UQ Full Applications close internally: 31 October 2018
  • Full Applications close externally: 14 November 2018


The Global Innovation Linkages program provides funding to assist Australian businesses and researchers to collaborate with global partners on strategically focused, leading-edge research and development projects. Projects are for periods of up to four years, with a maximum of $1 million awarded per project. 

How to apply

Internal nomination process

According to the GIL Guidelines, the University of Queensland can be the lead organisation on a maximum of two applications in this round. Therefore, UQR&I will be coordinating an Expression of Interest (EOI) phase. EOI Proformas are also used to determine UQ Cash Commitments to bids going forward. UQ teams are strongly encouraged to liaise upfront with their industry partners to discuss whether the Australian partner organisation is willing to lead the bid, in the event that the UQ team is not shortlisted in the internal EOI round. The Internal due date for the EOI Proforma will be Wednesday 17 October 2018.  The 2018 GIL round closes externally on 14 November 2018

UQ Cash Support

Step 1: Global Innovation Linkages registration and scheme reading

Step 2: Completing the EOI Proforma

  • Lodge the completed Expression of Interest to UQR&I by the Key Date listed above. Ensure that all attachments requested in the EOI are provided with the completed EOI.

Step 3: UQR&I selection panel review and feedback

  • Internal assessment and selection by the UQ Central Selection Panel.  Applicants will be advised of the outcome.

Step 4: Final submission

  • Full Applications submitted to UQ (including Industry-led applications) will be provided with UQR&I central feedback and compliance checking.  Advise UQR&I that your application is ready for Internal Review by:
  • Providing a completed UQ Funding Application Coversheet (UQ-FAC). This is needed to initiate internal review of your application.
  • Use the Global Innovation Linkages online application form to create a PDF copy of your draft application, and email this in conjunction with the UQ-FAC to the UQR&I Industry Grants team

Readership and researcher support


Before applying, we recommend you:

Key documents