The department's Education Horizon research grant scheme funds high-quality local research that aligns with the government's priorities and the department's
research priorities. Queensland researchers with a Queensland-based sponsor organisation are eligible to apply at the time of invitation to their university’s vice-chancellor office. Limitations may be placed on the number of applications per university.
Education Horizon 2024 round
The department's $1.25 million Education Horizon research grant scheme supports the delivery of high-quality research aligned with the department's research priorities, which are in turn strongly aligned with and underpinned by the department’s
Equity and Excellence: realising the potential of every student strategy.
For the 2024 round, the Education Horizon scheme has been revised to increase the impact of funding and increase outputs for classroom or departmental use and to remove certain measures put in place as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Researchers can apply under 1 of 5 grant streams.
|Desktop research / data analysis
|Up to $60,000
|Up to 6 months
|Up to $100,000
|Up to 18 months
|Horizon research: ‘Blue sky’ research for future-focused projects that may explore emerging or novel areas
|Up to $200,000
|Up to 24 months
Second-phase research for projects previously funded by the Queensland or Australian Government (e.g. previous Education Horizon or Australian Research Council grants) in the following categories:
- translation of previous research
- extension of previous research.
Up to $50,000 for translation of previous research
Up to $100,000 for extension of previous research
Up to 6 months for translation of previous research
Up to 18 months for extension of previous research
Priority school discipline research areas:
- Culturally responsive discipline
- Restrictive practices in school settings
- Multi-tiered system of support for schools
- Practical approaches in data-based decision making to improve equity in schools
- Consequences of suspension and exclusion on students, peers, staff and family
|Up to $100,000
|Up to 12 months
To apply, download the 2024 Education Horizon application and service agreement and terms and conditions.
Applications are due by
12 February 2024 and require endorsement of the researcher's university.
Previous approved proposals
Previous Education Horizon grant recipients and details of their projects can be found here: