Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program
CRC Grants Round 23 is now CLOSED.
CRC-Projects (CRC-P) Round 11 are CLOSED. Dates for round 12 are yet to be announced.
Please note: Information regarding the CRC Program is communicated via our Research-What's New mailing list.
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:
- Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) grants – to support medium to long term industry-led collaborative research, up to 10 years.
- Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) grants – to support short term, industry-led collaborative research, up to 3 years.
CRC-Projects - CLOSED
|Scheme Round||Round 11|
|Round opens||Thursday 11 February 2021|
|University Deadline for Final Application||9:00am Thursday 18 March 2021|
|Round closes||Thursday 25 March 2021|
|Outcomes expected||Mid 2021|
CRC Grants - CLOSED
|Scheme Round||Round 23|
|Stage 1 opens||Wednesday 30 June 2021|
|Stage 1 closes||Tuesday 24 August 2021|
|Stage 2 opens||December 2021|
|Stage 2 close||February 2022|
|Outcomes announced||May 2022|
|CRC Projects (CRC-P)||CRC Grants|
|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
Science and Research Priorities
- Soil and water
- Advanced manufacturing
- Environmental change
Industry Growth Centres
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Cyber Security
- Food and Agribusiness
- Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals
- Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS)
- Oil, Gas and Energy Resources
CRC Grants 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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