Researchers to benefit from Advance Queensland funds

Minister for Science and Innovation Leeanne Enoch has announced two new funding programs as part of the $180 million Advance Queensland program.

The Advance Queensland initiative is a comprehensive suite of programs that aim to deliver jobs now and create jobs of the future. It will do this by helping the state build on our traditional strengths and grow to a knowledge based economy where great ideas and innovations can improve the lives of Queenslanders.

Advance Queensland PhD Scholarships program: $1.9 million over 3 years to support undergraduates in gaining a research PhD degree. This will lay the foundation for dozens of research careers in Queensland, help attract and retain promising researchers and increase linkages and closer collaborations with industry and other end-user organisations.

Advance Queensland Women’s Academic Fund: $1 million over 3 years to support women researchers in Queensland to maintain their research careers and support Queensland organisations in promoting the achievements of their women researchers.

More information

For more information go to the Advance Queensland website.