Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities for HASS Researchers

All information on this page is indicative and subject to change. For any questions or concerns, please contact Last updated: 7 December 2020.

HASS FRO on Friday

To receive a weekly Research Newsletter from the HASS Faculty Research Office (FRO) subscribe to the HASS 'FRO on Friday'.

This newsletter features information relevant to HASS Researchers including: headlines from the FRO, funding opportunities, awards & prizes, researcher development sessions, HDR student information, seminars & events and more.

If you have any research news that you would like to share on the FRO on Friday please email the Faculty Research Office (FRO) at

HASS FRO on Friday

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HASS Faculty Schemes

HASS Researchers of the Future- CLOSED
This scheme is a year-long support program for mid-career T&R academics (7-12 years post-PhD) who would benefit from cohort-based development in personal effectiveness and research governance to accelerate their research trajectories. 


HASS Partnership Funding Scheme- CLOSED
This scheme is designed to promote research collaboration between HASS researchers and industry partners, and conduct preliminary work that will support highly competitive proposals for external industry-focussed funding schemes, including but not limited to the ARC Linkage Projects Scheme.


HASS Faculty Fellowships- CLOSED
The scheme aims to provide dedicated time to conduct a defined research project in a research-intensive environment. It includes mentoring from research-focused staff and research matters generally. It is therefore designed to assist Fellows in the development of their larger research program.
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH)- Faculty Fellowship
Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR)- Faculty Fellowship
Centre for Policy Futures (CPF)- Faculty Fellowship

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UQ Internal Initiatives

See a full list of UQ internal initiatives​. Below are those most relevant to HASS or involve a faculty based assessment process.


UQ Major Equipment and Infrastructure Grants (MEI)- CLOSED

The Major Equipment and Infrastructure (MEI) grants scheme is a competitive scheme for infrastructure/equipment funding.


UQ Early Career Research Grants (ECR)- CLOSED
Through the UQ Early Career Researcher (ECR) Grants Scheme the University has resolved to provide support for early career researchers while at the same time remaining committed to research excellence.


UQ Amplify- CLOSED
UQ Amplify is a key component of UQ's Strategic Plan to "highlight 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", representing an institution-wide approach to attracting, retaining and developing externally-funded Fellows.


UQ Foundation Research Excellence Awards (UQ FREA)- CLOSED
The UQ FREA 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.


UQ Industry Collaboration Awards
Engagement Australia Excellence Awards 2020 - CLOSED
The Engagement Australia Excellence Awards identify and celebrate the most exciting and impactful engagement activities undertaken by Australian universities. This new Excellence Award program replaces the former BHERT Awards for Higher Education collaboration in Australia.


Partners in Research Excellence Awards (PIREAs)- CLOSED
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 PIREAs have been postponed until March 2021.
The UQ Partners in Research Excellence Awards (PIREAs) recognise outstanding models of high-impact collaborative research partnerships. These Awards celebrate the achievements and successes of UQ Researchers who through industry engagement, research collaboration and commercialisation have achieved excellent outcomes and national and international research impact.

In 2021, there will be six award categories:

  • Leading Healthy Lives
  • Growing the Bioeconomy
  • Achieving Resilient Environments and Livelihoods
  • Designing Technology for Tomorrow
  • Transforming Societies
  • Indigenous partnerships/engagement in research at UQ
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More Information

Finding Funding
Go to UQ Research for more information on finding funding.


UQR&I Funding Opportunities- HASS
A list of updated funding opportunities relevant to HASS Researchers.


UQ Research Bulletin
This fortnightly circular includes information on funding opportunities, upcoming research events and workshops, as well as information on research awards and prizes.

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