Round Status:  CLOSED

The University of Queensland Foundation Research Excellence Awards scheme is a means by which the University recognises demonstrated excellence and promise of future success in research, and the leadership potential of individual young researchers in their respective fields. Awards are normally valued between $50,000 and $100,000.
The general aim of the Scheme is to provide funds to advance and facilitate the research agenda of excellent, individual early career researchers, particularly where there is evidence of the strategic importance and significance of the research. An individual’s research agenda might cover more than one discrete research project.
The award of the grant will be based on the excellence of the applicant and the merit of the program of research for which the award is sought.

Key Dates for 2017 UQ Foundation Research Excellence Awards (for funding commencing in 2018) are as follows:

  • Round opens (scheme documentation released): 27 March 2017
  • Full applications (UQR&I deadline): 5.00pm 2 June 2017*

*This is the due date for submission of completed proposals, Head of School/Centre/Institute Recommendation Forms and Faculty/Institute recommendations and rankings. Applicants should be aware that Schools/Centres/Faculties/Institutes will require applicants to prepare and submit their proposal for internal consideration, well in advance of this deadline. Please contact your Faculty/Institute Research Liaison for details.

  • Step 1: Join the UQR&I Mailing List. Official announcement and UQR&I updates regarding the scheme will be sent via the Mailing List.
  • Step 2: Familiarise yourself with the key UQ documentation (see below).
  • Step 3: After familiarising yourself with the eligibility and selection criteria, download and complete the UQ Foundation Research Excellence Application Form. Please ensure that your application is submitted on this year's Application Form as proposals submitted on older forms will not be considered.
  • Step 4: Submit your completed and signed Application Form to the School/Centre/Institute. Endorsed proposals will then be on-forwarded to the Faculty/Institute with the completed Recommendation Form. Internal deadlines will be set by local units.

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 UQR&I at
No Workshops or Information Sessions are currently scheduled for this scheme. Please contact UQR&I with any queries (
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