Education researchers invited to apply for grants to improve educational outcomes

Published Friday, 08 December, 2023 at 01:02 PM

Minister for Education, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Racing
The Honourable Grace Grace

  • Palaszczuk Government to provide $1.25 million in funding for research projects that respond to modern challenges in education.
  • Successful applicants receive funding from the Queensland Department of Education.
  • Education Horizon grants first launched in 2016 and inform improvements across the education system.

The Palaszczuk Government is investing $1.25 million to support research projects that improve educational outcomes for Queensland students.

Education Minister Grace Grace has today announced that 2024 applications are now open for high quality early childhood and school education research under the Education Horizon grant scheme.

Research projects can cover a wide range of education matters including educational leadership and teaching expertise, digital innovation, educational performance and support, education infrastructure and the learning journey.

The successful applicants will be selected by a departmental panel, with project timeframes ranging from six months to two years.

Grants are open to academics at Queensland universities or an interstate university with a significant campus in Queensland.

Successful recipients of the 2024 round will be announced in March next year.

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Education Grace Grace: 

“I am so pleased to announce that applications are open for the Education Horizon grants for 2024, the sixth round of this important program.

“The successful applicants will undertake high quality local research that supports the Palaszczuk Government’s education research priorities.

“These projects will create valuable resources for schools and inform improvements across the education system.

“Previous recipients have undertaken research that has provided lasting benefits for our school communities, and improved academic and social outcomes for Queensland students.

“I encourage eligible Queensland academics and their universities to apply for this prestigious program.”

Further information:

A total of 67 grants have been awarded since 2016, worth approximately $4.5 million. Previous successful projects can be viewed here:

Research grant applications for 2024 will need to align with the department’s Research Priorities and the Equity and Excellence Strategy:


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