Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program

Program Contact:

CRC-Projects (CRC-P) are CLOSED

CRC Grants Round 22 are OPEN and will close Wednesday 29 July 2020

The CRC Program has been part of the Australian Government Research and Innovation agenda for 25 years supporting industry-led collaborations between industry and research organisations.

The CRC Program offers two grant schemes:

Key Dates

CRC-Projects - CLOSED

 Round 9
Round opens 13 February 2020
UON Deadline for Final Application9:00am Thursday 12 March 2020
Round closes Thursday 26 March 2020
Outcomes expected Mid 2020

Traditional CRCs - OPEN

 Round 22
Stage 1 opens Wednesday 30 April 2020
Stage 1 closes Wednesday 29 July 2020
Stage 2 opensLate October/Early November 2020
Stage 2 closeJanuary 2021
Outcomes announcedMarch 2021

Scheme Overview

CRC Projects (CRC-P) Traditional CRC
Short term (up to 3 years) Medium-long terms (up to 10 years)
Up to $3 million in CRC Program funds No upper level of CRC Program funding
Applications must demonstrate the ability to at least match (in cash or in-kind) the level of CRC Program Funding requested and provided.
Application must be submitted by a lead Industry Participant Application must be submitted on behalf of a group
Must have at least:
- two Australian Industry Entities including at least one SME (less than 200 employees);
- one Research Organisation
Must have at least one Australian:
- Industry Entity;
- Research Organisation
Must have governance arrangements which are suitable to deliver proposed results. Must be established as an incorporated company limited by guarantee

Industry led and Industry Growth Area focus

Priority for CRCs in industry growth areas that correlate with the Science and Research Priorities and the Industry Growth Centres

Science and Research Priorities

Industry Growth Centres

CRC and CRC-Ps must be industry-led with Industry Growth Centres playing a strong role in relation to driving applications and reviewing investment proposals.

Interest in the Program

If you have a potential project that matches the Industry Growth Centre areas or the Science and Research Priorities, please contact the Research Office via