The purpose of the Early Career Educational Research (ECER) Grants is to enable Teaching Focused (TF), Teaching and Research (T&R) and Clinical Academic (CA) staff to promote and enhance educational research at UQ.

In 2021, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) committed funding for Teaching and Learning Grants, including ECER Grants.

Each ECER project is funded up to a maximum of $15,000. In total, up to $60,000 in funding were allocated to grants awarded under the ECER Grants scheme.

Key dates (2021)

Due dateAction
4 June 2021Opening date for 2021 ECER applications

6 July 2021


Information session: Developing a successful Teaching and Learning Grant application.

August – September 2021

(dates and locations to be confirmed please check this web page again later)

Sponsored by ITaLI, sessions will be arranged to ‘pitch your idea’ and receive feedback from ITaLI, ITS, eLearning Operational Forum members and potential collaborators. These sessions are not compulsory but are available to those who have confirmed their intent to apply.

2 August 2021

Confirm Intention to Apply for an Early Career Educational Research (ECER) by submitting a short project abstract through the online form.

Submission of an abstract is compulsory. If you have not submitted an abstract, your full application submission will not be accepted.

If you are interested in applying but have missed this application step, please contact as soon as possible.

11 September 2021It is recommended that applicants forward their complete proposal to their Head of School/Faculty/Institute using the online endorsement form by this date.
17 September 2021

Closing date for applications. Complete ECER applications (including Head of School/Institute/Centre endorsement) are due to ITaLI.

1 October 2021

On receipt, ITaLI will facilitate Associate Dean (Academic) sign off on all applications. Associate Deans (Academic) reserve the right to offer additional feedback and applicants should address this with them before the proposal is considered by the Teaching and Learning Grants Selection Panel.

Associate Dean (Academic) Endorsement and Full Final applications due to ITaLI.

December 2021Announcement of successful projects
March 2022Projects commence

Early Career Academic

For the purposes of this scheme, an Early Career Academic (ECA) is someone who is, at the time of application, within his/her first eight years of full-time equivalent teaching employment in a TF, T&R, CA or similar appointment at another university.

Applicants should refer to the Eligibility criteria in the Application Guidelines (PDF, 337.3 KB) to ensure they are eligible to apply.