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Qld Citizen Science Grants Round 2 - 2020

This is a preview of the Qld Citizen Science Grants 2020 - Application form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.

Queensland Citizen Science Grant: Application

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Please note: only one application per project will be accepted during this round.

Incomplete applications and/or applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Closing Date: 1:00 PM Monday 9th March 2020



Welcome to the Department of Environment and Science's (the Department) online grant application service for the Queensland Citizen Science Grant.

You are required to fully read the Queensland Citizen Science Grant guidelines and Financial Incentive Agreement, and understand the Department's requirements before proceeding with your application. 


For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please read the Queensland Citizen Science Grant FAQs, contact the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist team on (07) 3199 7425 or email

You are strongly encouraged to save your application form every 5 to 10 minutes to reduce the risk of loss of information. 

Any question marked with an asterisk ('*') is mandatory. Failure to answer any of these questions will stop you from being able to complete and submit your application form.


This is the form for applicants seeking up to $30,000 (excluding GST) in grant funding to be used over a period of up to three years under the Queensland Citizen Science Grant.


If a technical error occurs, staff at SmartyGrants are available to help you. Contact them on (03) 9320 6888 during business hours or email and quote your application number. 

Help is available to guide you through using this form - please download the Help Guide for Applicants.


On the left hand side of every screen, there is a box which links directly to every page of the application form. Click the link to move directly to the page you want. You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application form. 


If you want to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click the 'My Applications' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of applications you have started or submitted. 

You can re-open your draft application and continue where you left off. 

You can also download any application, whether in draft form or submitted, as a PDF file. Click on the 'Download' button at the bottom of the application navigation panel. 


You will find a 'Review' button at the bottom of the navigation panel. You need to review your application before you submit it. Ensure that all fields and mandatory questions marked with an asterisk '*' are completed. 

Once you have reviewed your application, you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all mandatory fields are completed.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of supporting documents is possible.

When you submit your application form, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email address that you used to register with SmartyGrants.

If you do not receive a 'confirmation of submission' email, then your application has not been received. Review the error message highlighted in red and ensure that all mandatory fields have been completed. You should then be able to successfully submit your application. 


You will need to upload attachments to support your application. This is simple but will require you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a USB stick, or similar.

You will need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however files up to a maximum of 5MB are recommended - the larger the file, the longer it takes to attach.

Remember - some requested document fields are mandatory. Failure to attach them will stop you from being able to successfully submit your application form.

If you are not able to attach a document, please contact SmartyGrants on (03) 9320 6888 for support.


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Please indicate if you had any involvement in the development of the Queensland Citizen Science Grant guidelines in the 'Conflict of Interest' portion of the application.

Are you (the applicant) either Queensland-based with an Australian Business Number (ABN), or work for a Queensland-based organisation with an ABN? * Required
Is your project a citizen science project that Queenslanders can participate in? * Required
Does your project align with the Australian Citizen Science Association definition of citizen science: "public participation and collaboration in scientific research with the aim to increase scientific knowledge"? * Required
Does your project align with at least one of the three goals outlined in the Queensland Citizen Science strategy: to 1. raise awareness of citizen science, 2. make it easy to find and participate in citizen science projects, and/or 3. grow the community of citizen scientists? * Required

If you answered NO to any of the above Eligibility questions you should not proceed with this application.  If you have any questions in regards to this please speak to the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist on 07 3199 7425.