International Science Partnerships
Collaboration with international researchers provides Queenslanders access to world-leading knowledge, research infrastructure and technologies to jointly develop new products, services and processes that benefit our society, the economy, environment and our wellbeing.
Queensland has research partnerships with many of the world's established and emerging knowledge powers, including Canada, China, France, India, the United Kingdom and, the United States of America. International partnerships offer a variety of opportunities for Queensland researchers from working with the world's top researchers to accessing cutting edge facilities not available in Queensland.
International Fellowship Opportunities
There are international fellowship opportunities in Queensland for researchers in government, industry, academia and the cultural sector.
These opportunities give researchers the chance to achieve their research goals and make a significant contribution to their field and the community.
The Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowship program supports three Queenslanders each year to undertake research at the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex, headquartered in the United States of America. Queensland residents working in any area of mutual interest with the Smithsonian Institution can apply including those working in research, education and cultural organisations, government and business.
Queensland-Smithsonian (Cooper-Hewitt) Design Museum Fellowship supports one Queensland school teacher each year to work with the Education Department of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. Queensland school teachers interested in learning about design education can apply.
The Queensland International Fellowships Program (QIF) assists emerging Queensland scientists to undertake collaborative research projects with top international institutions. Since 2009, 48 Fellowships have been awarded placements of three to nine months and a further 29 successful fellows have been selected in the 2011/12 round.
The program has priority countries (Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, the UK, and the USA) and research fields, (Ecosciences, Health and Food Sciences, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Renewable Energy). These are not exclusive and applications targeting other partners and topics are eligible.
The Queensland International Fellowship Alumni program will provide the opportunity for QIF recipients to share their experiences and encourage colleagues to pursue their research internationally as well as within Australia. The program aims to build on international networks and enhance transfer between research and industry. For more information contact Queensland Science.
Find out more about applying for International Fellowships and past recipients:
Last updated 23 August 2012