Grant Leveraging Funds

Through its partnership with Queensland Health, QAEHS has funding available for UQ-led environmental health science research projects.

QAEHS is able to distribute funds as Queensland Health ‘Partner Cash' contributions’ to ARC, NHMRC and other National Competitive Grants (Category 1), Queensland Government and other government grants (Category 2), and any other grants that require such contributions (e.g. NHMRC Partnership Grants, ARC Linkage).

The 'Partner Cash' contribution per grant will be capped at a maximum of $30,000 per year.

Criteria for decision-making will include:

  • strategic value to QAEHS;
  • strategic value to Queensland Health;
  • excellence of proposed project/usefulness of equipment;
  • research excellence of team; and
  • value for money.

How to Apply

Submit applications for QH partner cash funds to  Applications for partner cash funds can be submitted at any time, and they will be assessed promptly by the Project Funding Subcommittee. Grant applications must be submitted to the funding body by no later than 6 months after receiving approval of QH partner cash funds.

Key Documents

Queensland Health Partner Cash Funding Application Form
Queensland Health Partner Cash Funding 2022 Guidelines and Conditions of Award

QAEHS Contact

Any queries can be directed to Melissa Brinums at


Research Ethics

Ethical research guidelines for wastewater-based epidemiology and related fields

The objective of these guidelines is to outline the main potential ethical risks for wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) research and to propose strategies to mitigate those risks. Mitigating risks means reducing the likelihood of negative events and/or minimising the consequences of negative events.

Like other ethical documents, these WBE guidelines provide principles and approaches that should be adaptable to most situations encountered by researchers. It is beyond the scope of these guidelines to provide an exhaustive list of all potential risks, covering all possible scenarios in different countries.

Guidelines can be downloaded here.