Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants

Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants provide funding for short-term research collaborations. Find out how to apply for a CRC-P Grant to develop a new technology, product or service.
Application detail:

We expect Round 9 will be held in the first half of 2020.

What do you get?

Matched funding of between $100,000 and $3 million. Grants are for up to 3 years.

Who is this for?

An industry-led research collaboration with at least:

  • 2 Australian industry organisations, including at least 1 small to medium-sized enterprise
  • 1 Australian research organisation


This grant supports short-term (up to 3 years), industry-led collaborations. If you’re after long-term collaboration funding, go to our CRC Grants page.

Projects must:

  • develop a product, service or process that will solve problems for industry and deliver real outcomes
  • benefit small to medium enterprises (SMEs)
  • include education and training activities

Round 8 includes:

  • $20 million in funding for projects that address reducing plastic waste and boosting plastics recycling
  • over $10 million for projects that develop Australia's critical minerals capability

Round 8 is also available for all other industry sectors.

You can use the funding to cover costs directly related to your project including:

  • new research
  • proof of concept activities
  • pre-commercialisation of research outcomes
  • industry-focused education and training activities
  • conferences, workshops, symposia related to the joint research
  • information sharing and communications related to the research

This is not a complete list and other costs may also be eligible.


What are the eligibility criteria?

We allow collaborations from all industry sectors, research disciplines and community sectors.

To be eligible as a lead applicant you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be incorporated in Australia and a trading corporation

Your trading activities must be either:

  • enough to be called a trading corporation
  • a major, not minor, part of your overall activity

Project partners must include:

  • 2 Australian industry organisations, including at least 1 SME
  • 1 Australian research organisation
Open all
button toggle all accordions


How do you apply?

CRC Projects Round 8 is closed to applications. We expect outcomes in December 2019, with funding from 1 January 2020.

Open all
button toggle all accordions

Need help?

Contact us for help with your application or to find out more.

Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Customer stories

We’re proud of the funding we’ve provided to support Australian industry and research collaborations. Learn about some of our previous customers and how a CRC-P Grant helped them.

Open all
button toggle all accordions

Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines – Round 8

Fact sheet – CRC Program

Frequently asked questions – CRC Program

CRC-P application financial workbook – funds, contributions and budget

CRC-P partner declaration form

CRC-P sample application form

CRC-P sample grant agreement

CRC-P webinar presentation

Existing CRC Projects

Access the portal

You can manage all aspects of your grant in a secure online environment through the portal.

Reporting guidelines – Rounds 1 to 4

Grant opportunity guidelines – Rounds 1 to 5

Grant opportunity guidelines – Round 6

Grant opportunity guidelines – Round 7

CRC Program contract variation request

CRC Program branding guidelines

A review of the CRC Program

The economic social and environmental impacts of the CRC Program