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Cooperative Research Centres Program (CRC) – Overview

Overview

This program aims to support industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and the community.

The objectives of the program are to:
- Improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries, especially where Australia has a competitive strength, and in line with Government priorities.
- Foster high quality research to solve industry-identified problems through industry-led and outcome-focused collaborative research partnerships between industry entities and research organisations.
- Encourage and facilitate small and medium enterprise (SME) participation in collaborative research.

The program contains two funding streams:
1. Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs)
- To support medium to long term, industry-led collaborations.
- Grants of up to 50% of the resources will be provided with no specified limit to funding available for each CRC.
- Available annually. Round 21 opened 30 April and closes 1 July 2019, 5pm AEST.

2. Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-Ps)
- To support short term, industry-led collaborative research.
- Grants between $100,000 and $3 million (GST exclusive) are available up to three years.
- Available biannually. Round 7 opened 13 February and closed 28 March 2019, 5pm.

The collaboration must at least match the amount of grant funding sought through cash and/or in-kind contributions.

A total funding pool of $731 million is available over four years from 2018-19 to 2021-22.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants include all industry sectors and research disciplines.

Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete eligibility requirements of each stream.

Eligible Activities

Eligible activities must address the program's objectives.

Please refer to the Guidelines for the list of eligible activities of each stream.

Main Assessment Criteria

Please refer to the Guidelines for the list of assessment criteria of each stream.

Documentation Uploaded
Factsheet 2018-08-06 Download
FAQs 2018-08-06 Download

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Dates
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Value
Funding Type Grant
Total Funding Pool $731M
Co-contribution Yes 1:1
Competitive Yes
Eligible Activities
Activities
Training / Employment
Innovation and R&D
Sector/SubSector
CommunityServices : Other
Education : Other
Gender Any
Age Any
Who Can Apply?
Location
National
Region
Any
Industries
General - Non-Industry Specific
Eligible Organisation Type(s)
Organisation
Difficulty Rating
Administrator
Tier Federal
Department
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Contacts
Program Administrator
AusIndustry
Telephone
132846
Email
collaboration@industry.gov.au
General WebsiteVisit
Program Website Visit