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Education Horizon grant scheme

The department's $1 million Education Horizon research grant scheme funds high-quality local research that aligns with the Queensland Government's education and training priorities. Queensland researchers with a Queensland-based sponsor organisation are eligible to apply.

Research categories

Grant categories for 2017 were:

  1. Early childhood education and care - children are engaged in quality early years programs and making positive transitions.
  2. School education - students are engaged in learning, achieving and successfully transitioning to further education, training and work.
  3. Vocational education and training - Queenslanders are skilled to participate successfully in the economy and broader community.
  4. Cross-portfolio - research projects that span two or more of the above categories.
  5. Open - available to previous Education Horizon grant recipients who want to build on their research, partnerships, and investments, with innovative and collaborative programs of research that have demonstrated significant benefit.

Funding limits

The pool of $1 million per annum is dispersed across the research grant categories. Projects in categories 1-4 are funded to a maximum of $100,000 for up to one year. Successful projects in the open category may be awarded funding of up to $100,000 per year for up to two years.

For those interested, you can read the 2017 Education Horizon application and service agreement Microsoft® Word document1.2M and terms and conditions Microsoft® Word document1.1M.

Information for the next round of funding will be available in early 2018.

Previous approved proposals

In 2017, seventeen successful applicants received research grant funding of between $18,000 and $100,000.

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