Academic falsifies research paper

A former university researcher facing seven fraud-related charges put in a "well regarded" submission for a $300,000 fellowship, a court has heard.

National Health and Medical Research Council director Sarah Byrne, giving evidence via video link, told the Brisbane District Court on Tuesday Caroline Barwood made two applications for early career fellowships, each carrying $300,000 in funding.

The University of Queensland researcher's first application in 2012 "was well regarded ... but did not score well enough" and a second application