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To support increasing public participation in Queensland scientific research the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist is offering competitive Queensland Citizen Science Grants. The grants are designed to support scientists, organisations and community groups to conduct citizen science projects that tackle important issues in Queensland.

If you’re involved in running a citizen science projects, you can apply for funding of up to $30,000 (over up to a three year period) to boost community participation in research projects and to encourage researchers to work with Queenslanders.

To be eligible, applicants must be Queensland based with an ABN, have a project that meets the definition of citizen science as “public participation and collaboration in scientific research with the aim to increase scientific knowledge” and address one or more of the Queensland Citizen Science strategy (PDF, 3.7MB) goals.

  • Raise awareness: work together to ensure the Queensland community has an understanding of citizen science and the projects which are relevant to Queensland
  • Make it easy for our community to find and participate in projects and for scientists to recruit and train citizen scientists; let’s also make it easy to upload, find and use the data
  • Grow the community of citizen scientists and scientists working together to make scientific discoveries.

Read the Queensland Citizen Science Grant guidelines and the Queensland Citizen Science Grant FAQs to find out if your project is eligible for funding.

Applications are now closed.

Do you want to get involved in citizen science?

There are many different types of citizen science projects underway in Queensland. You can participate in projects focused on ecology, the environment, biology, astronomy, biochemistry, health, social science and archaeology—to name just a few!

You can read more about the citizen science projects relevant to Queenslanders (PDF, 444.6KB) or browse the Australian Citizen Science Association Project Finder to find a project in your area.

Members of the Australian Citizen Science Association can join the Queensland Chapter by emailing .

Queensland Citizen Science strategy

A strategy for Engaging Queenslanders in Science was developed by the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist in 2016 with the goal of creating a Queensland population that engages in and recognises, supports and advocates for science.

The Queensland Citizen Science strategy (PDF, 3.7MB) was developed to meet this goal and encourage Queenslanders to be aware of and participate in citizen science projects.

The Queensland Citizen Science strategy outlines the following three goals:

  • Raise awareness: work together to ensure the Queensland community has an understanding of citizen science and the projects which are relevant to Queensland
  • Make it easy for our community to find and participate in projects and for scientists to recruit and train citizen scientists; let’s also make it easy to upload, find and use the data
  • Grow the community of citizen scientists and scientists working together to make scientific discoveries.

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