Key dates for UQ Amplify Initiative 2021

2021-2022 round

  • Round opens: 16 June 2021
  • Applications due to host School/Centre/Institute: 15 July 2021
  • Applications due to Research Office for eligibility checking: 5pm on 29 July 2021
  • Faculty/Institute selection committee processes: 10 August to 15 September 2021 (indicative)
  • Anticipated announcement: September 2021
  • Commencement of appointment: 2nd half of 2021 to January 2023


The University of Queensland (UQ) Strategic Plan highlights the need to attract and retain the best researchers from all over the world and develop our capacity to invest in the best research talent. UQ Amplify is a key component of this aim, representing an institution-wide approach to attracting, retaining and developing externally-funded Fellows. UQ Amplify:

  • Coordinates and unifies the University’s investment in externally-funded Fellows;
  • Positions UQ more competitively in the sector as a destination for externally-funded Fellows;
  • Enhances career development for Fellows through an appropriately-scaled active involvement in Teaching
  • Enhances career pathways for externally-funded Fellows; and
  • Benefits UQ’s teaching program, curriculum development and students.

The current round of UQ Amplify targets eligible current externally-funded ARC/NHMRC/AQ Fellows whose Fellowships will end between 1 July 2021 and 31 December 2022. Strategic funding is available to commence from July 2021, and must be taken up by January 2023.

Prospective external fellowship applicants: see below for further information for prospective external fellowship applicants in external funding rounds from 2021 onwards.

How to apply 

  • Step 1: Familiarise yourself with the key UQ Amplify documentation.
  • Step 2: Download and complete the UQ Amplify Application and Endorsement Form.
  • Step 3: Submit your completed and signed Application and Endorsement Form to School, Centre or Institute by the deadline.

Key documents 

Before applying, please review the following: 

2021-22 round

Resources for applicants - Forthcoming rounds

Future rounds of UQ Amplify will target new externally-funded Fellows whose ARC or NHMRC Fellowship is funded for commencement from 2021 or later. The documents below outline the Guidelines for New External Fellowship Applicants and the different pathways for existing and new Fellows, and for those who transfer to UQ during the term of their Fellowship.