Government support for scientific research and new technologies

The Queensland Government supports scientific research in Queensland through funding assistance, financial incentives and policies. This support has led to billions of dollars in investment for projects, skills and facilities, and has created a collaborative network of institutes and precincts across the state.

Queensland Government funding for research

The Queensland Government has a plan to create knowledge-based jobs, drive productivity improvements and build on our natural advantages. Advance Queensland will deliver a suite of programs designed to encourage research and innovation, particularly in areas where our state has a competitive advantage.

To ensure future investments provide value for money and are well aligned with government objectives, the Queensland Chief Scientist has published a paper on a return-on-investment (ROI) approach for public good research investment and partnerships by the Queensland Government.

This approach helps identify the most effective research and the highest priorities for funding which are likely to cost-effectively deliver the best outcomes for Queenslanders. This tool can also be used together with the REDS decision rules for investment in research and development to ensure targeted and impactful resource allocation.

Funding support for critical Queensland Government co-investment in National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) facilities with existing or planned Queensland operations is available through the Department of Environment and Science Research Infrastructure Co-investment Fund.

Australian Government funding for research

The Australian Government supports scientific research through research bodies, infrastructure development and funding. Some key Australian Government funding organisations are:

Find out more about the national bodies supporting science in Australia.


General enquiries: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)