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 $50,000 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 (including confirmed cash commitment from other partners).

Key Dates

  • Round opens: 6 July 2023
  • Applications due to QAEHS Research: 8 September 2023
  • Announcement: 22 September 2023
  • Date by which full application must be submitted to grantor: 30 June 2024

How to Apply

Submit applications for QH partner cash funds to by no later than 8 September 2023.  Applicants who are successful in obtaining QH partner cash must submit their full grant application to the grantor (i.e., ARC, NHMRC) by 30 June 2024.

Key Documents

Queensland Health Partner Cash Funding Application Form
Queensland Health Partner Cash Funding 2023 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.