Overview

Applications are now closed for the 2019/20 Queensland Citizen Science Grants.

Apply for the Engaging Science Grants if you need funding support for a citizen science project—these grants are now open.

Under the previous Citizen Science Grant scheme almost $1.2 million has been committed to support 43 citizen science projects. You can read about the recipients from the 2019 round and the 2020 round.

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, 724.2KB) or browse the Australian Citizen Science Association Project Finder to find a project in your area.

You can read about the grants’ recipients and their projects.

Members of the Australian Citizen Science Association can join the Queensland Chapter by emailing info@chiefscientist.qld.gov.au

Queensland citizen science strategy

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

The Queensland citizen science strategy has been incorporated into the Engaging Queenslanders in science strategy 2021–24 (PDF, 968.4KB) as a key goal to increase science literacy in the community, with a citizen science focus on:

  • 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.

For more information

Read about the grant recipients

Learn more about the projects funded under the 2019/20 Queensland Citizen Science Grants program so you can so you can get involved in citizen science.