International science partnerships

International partnerships offer Queensland scientific researchers a range of opportunities to help address global challenges - such as food security, sustainable development, health and wellbeing.

The Queensland Government has strategic partnerships in many countries, including India, China, the United States, Canada and New Zealand. Supporting these relationships are fellowships and funds to help develop new science projects, collaborations and experience.  

The following fellowships and funds are currently available.

Smithsonian Fellowships

Each year, the Smithsonian Fellowships program provides funding for 4 Queensland researchers to undertake collaborative research projects with their counterparts across the Smithsonian Institution's museums, galleries and research centres. 

The Cooper-Hewitt Fellowship is specifically for Queensland educators to gain first-hand experience with the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.  

Find out how to apply for the Smithsonian Fellowships.

Queensland-Chinese Academy of Sciences Collaborative Science Fund

The Queensland-Chinese Academy of Sciences (Q-CAS) Collaborative Science Fund will support joint research by scientists in Queensland and at the academy.

The Q-CAS fund, established in 2009, has encouraged important research in innovative scientific and technical collaborations that aim to deliver future economic, social and environmental benefits for Queensland and China.

Find out how to apply for the Q-CAS fund.