Key dates for UQ Amplify Initiative 2020

2020-2021 round

  • Round opens: 21 April 2020
  • UQ Research and Innovation (UQ R&I) FAQ session: 18 May 2020
  • Full applications due to host School/Centre/Institute: 22 May 2020
  • Full applications forwarded from Faculties/Institutes to UQ R&I for eligibility checking: 22 June 2020
  • Faculty/Institute selection committee processes: 6 July 2020, onwards (indicative)
  • Anticipated announcement: at the earliest opportunity for commencement in late 2020 or early 2021


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; and
  • Enhances career pathways for externally-funded Fellows.

For eligible externally-funded Fellows, UQ Amplify provides for:

  • A fixed-term contract at UQ following conclusion of their externally-funded Fellowship subject to the UQ Amplify assessment process
  • Access to the University’s teaching program through an agreed teaching portfolio.

The current round of UQ Amplify targets eligible current externally-funded ARC/NHMRC/AQ Fellows whose Fellowship will end between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021. Strategic funding is available to commence from July 2020, and must be taken up by 1 July 2021. See below for further information for prospective external fellowship applicants in rounds for funding from 2021 onwards.

How to apply 

  • Step 1: Familiarise yourself with the key UQ documentation.
  • Step 2: Download and complete the UQ Amplify Application Form and accompanying supplementary attachments as specified in the form.
  • Step 3: Submit your completed and signed Application Form to School/Centre/Institute by the deadline.

Key documents 

Before applying, please review the following: 

2020-21 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.