Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) Grants
At a glance
Provides industry-led collaborations with short term (up to three years) matched funding of up to $3 million to develop important new technologies, products and services.
Who can apply:
At a minimum, you must:
- be in a collaboration which contains at least two Australian industry organisations including one small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and at least one Australian research organisation
- be able to match the funding sought.
Other eligibility requirements apply.
Successful CRC Projects in the 4th selection round
CRC-P grants support short term industry-led collaborations to develop important new technologies, products and services that deliver tangible outcomes.
To support the overall aims of the CRC Program, CRC-Ps undertake the following essential activities:
- a short term, industry-identified and industry-led collaborative research project to develop a product, service or process that will solve problems for industry and deliver tangible outcomes. Projects should benefit SMEs and increase their capacity to grow and adapt in changing markets
- industry-focused education and training activities, such as internships and secondments between industry entities and research organisations.
Up to $3 million over three years is available for each CRC-P. The collaboration must at least match the amount of grant funding sought through cash and/or in-kind contributions. In-kind contribution means non-cash resources provided by a participant to conduct the activities of the CRC. They may be staff or non-staff resources.
You can use the funding to support the costs of:
- student placements
- capital items, such as equipment.
You cannot use funding for the same activities or project previously or currently financed through any other funding scheme.
CRC-Ps will receive funding for a single, specified term to undertake the Project in the Funding Agreement.
Collaborations from all industry sectors, research disciplines and community sectors can apply.
A lead participant (that is an industry entity) must submit the application. The collaboration must, at a minimum, include:
- two Australian industry organisations including at least one small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
- one Australian research organisation.
For more information on eligibility please refer to the Program Guidelines.
CRC-P applications are assessed through a competitive, merit based process.
The selection criteria and weightings are:
- the expected industry outcomes (30%)
- the proposed research activities or project (30%)
- demonstrated governance and management capability (10%)
- the proposed education and/or training program (10%)
- value for money (10%)
- expected national benefits (10%).
For more information on the merit criteria please refer to the Program Guidelines.
How to apply
When a selection round opens you can complete the online application form:
- The agreed authorised representative must complete the application form.
- You must identify an appropriate contact person that we can talk to in relation to your application.
For more information on how to apply please refer to the Factsheet - How do I apply?
5th selection round
|Round Open||Round Close||Outcomes
|February 2018||March 2018||June 2018||July 2018|
4th selection round
|Round Open||Round Close||Outcomes
|3 July 2017||29 August 2017||6 December 2017||January 2018|
It is expected that the annual timing of future CRC-P grants selection rounds will follow that of the 4th and 5th selection rounds.
If your application is successful
If you are successful you will receive a letter of offer setting out funding details and any conditions you must address before entering a formal agreement. You will need to:
- accept the offer
- enter into negotiations with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science to finalise the Funding Agreement.
Unsuccessful applicants will be notified in writing and may receive feedback on their applications.
- Program guidelines
- Sample application form
- Sample funding agreement
- CRC Program factsheet
- CRC Program frequently asked questions
- Factsheet - How do I apply?
- Factsheet - Eligible project expenditure
- Factsheet - Addressing the selection criteria
- Factsheet - Addressing the benefit to cost ratio
- Factsheet - Advanced manufacturing sector
- Participant declaration form
- Participant declaration – Factsheet
- Sample participants agreement
Selection round outcomes
For details on successful selection round projects go to CRC Projects selection round outcomes.
CRC Projects Directory
This directory provides a guide to all CRC-Ps that are currently funded. For more detailed information about a CRC-P’s research, commercialisation or education activities, contact the individual CRC-P using the details provided in each listing.
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