International education and training (IET) providers who’d like to collaborate on an industry project are being invited to apply for grants from the latest round of the IET Partnership Fund.

The partnership fund is an opportunity for Queensland-based education consortia to secure between $5,000 and $150,000 for projects that advance the state’s international education industry.

Projects need to directly support Queensland’s IET Strategy and advance one of its four priorities:

  • promoting Queensland internationally
  • enhancing the student experience
  • growing Queensland’s regions
  • connecting the industry.

Each consortium must comprise at least two education providers, and provide financial support for their project that is equal to the grant received from the fund.

Projects receiving funding in the previous round varied greatly in size, focus and location. They included:

  • Cairns Student Hub
  • Study Toowoomba International Hackathon
  • the Brisbane-based Raise Your Voice music project
  • Study Gold Coast student retention research
  • Study Townsville International Education Growth Strategy.

A total of 37 projects have received grants from the fund since it began in 2016.

If you’re interested in applying in this round, make sure to first read the IET Partnership Fund Guidelines, which provide more details about eligibility and other requirements.

Expressions of interest for the fund close 11pm Wednesday 28 March, with successful consortia notified in May.

The IET Partnership Fund is an initiative under the International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016–2026.