Round Status: Closed

This scheme is currently under review. Please check back later in the year for updates

The University gives high priority to supporting industry engagement and collaborative research alliances, consistent with its core commitment to research excellence and impact. The UQ Collaboration and Industry Engagement Fund (CIEF) has been established as an internal grant scheme to support the development of highly competitive proposals under ARC Linkage Projects, ARC Industrial Transformation Research Program, NHMRC Development Grants and NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health.

The general objectives of the scheme are:

  • To encourage new industry-linked research
  • To provide seed-funding as a means of generating high quality ARC/NHMRC applications, including pilot data
  • To enhance relationships with Partner Organisations, providing them with a stronger basis for commitment to an ARC- or NHMRC-funded project
  • To support, on a competitive basis, high quality research, including cross-disciplinary initiatives
The following are the key dates for the UQ Collaboration and Industry Engagement Fund-FirstLink for funding commencing in 2016:
Round opens (scheme documentation released): 28 January 2016
Full applications to UQR&I:  5.00pm 31 March 2016

UQ CIEF Selection Committee considers applications: April 2016
Applicants receive notification regarding the outcome of their application: April/May 2016

Step 1: Download and read the UQ CIEF Guidelines and Conditions of Award from the UQ Documentation section below.
Step 2: After familiarising yourself with the eligibility and selection criteria, download and complete the UQ CIEF Application Form. Please ensure that the application is submitted on this year's Application Form as proposals submitted on older forms will not be considered.
Step 3: Submit your signed original Application Form electronically as a pdf to UQ Research and Innovation by the scheme closing date to

Applicants may request access to previously successful funding applications using the UQR&I Grants Library Access Form.
For further information on the scheme please contact
Scheme documentation for UQ Collaboration and Industry Engagement Fund commencing in 2016:

Details of the UQR&I scheme Information Session are as follows:

  • Date:  9 February 2015
  • Time: 9.30am-10.30am
  • Venue: AIBN Seminar Room, Ground Floor, Building 75, UQ St Lucia Campus
A copy of the presentation is available on the UQR&I Workshop Presentations page.
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