About the Queensland–Chinese Academy of Sciences Collaborative Science Fund

The Queensland-Chinese Academy of Sciences Collaborative Science Fund provides grants of $125,000 over two years to Queensland research organisations.

What’s important

  • Applications close on 14 February 2023 at 1pm AEST.
  • Applications must be made online via the SmartyGrants portal
  • Grants of $125,000 over two years are available to Queensland research organisations.
  • Chinese participants in approved projects will receive funding equivalent to $125,000 from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
  • Eligibility criteria apply.


The proposed project must create or enhance a research alliance between Queensland and CAS research organisations in the priority areas of environmental sciences and contribute to developing solutions relevant to:

  • climate change
  • environmental pollution
  • ecological safety
  • natural disaster
  • environmental monitoring
  • health hazards.

The project application must meet eligibility criteria. The 2022 QCAS guidelines provide more information about the eligibility criteria.

Guidelines and conditions

Apply now online

Queensland-Chinese Academy of Sciences Collaborative Science Fund 2022 is open for applications.

Q-CAS Case Study

Predicting Crop Yields From Space

A collaborative project between Queensland and Beijing to develop space-based crop yield prediction systems using satellite data and biophysical crop modelling systems.