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CRC-P Round 11 is now open

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews MP and Minister for Decentralisation and Regional Education, the Hon Andrew Gee MP, announced the opening of CRC-P Round 11 on 11 February 2021. The round will close at 17:00 AEDT on 25 March 2021.

Round 11 will be open to all industry sectors however will have a focus on supporting projects that align with the National Manufacturing Priorities. As part of the Australian Government's Regionalisation and Decentralisation Policy framework, Round 11 also includes dedicated funding for projects that support research and development activities in regional areas.

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.

Close date: 25 Mar 2021 05:00 PM AEDT.

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.

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.

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.

If you’re after long-term collaboration funding, go to our CRC Grants page.


What are the eligibility criteria?

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.

Additional eligibility criteria for Regional CRC-P applications

Regional CRC-P applications must:

  • certify that the project will be based in a regional area
  • at least one Australian industry entity project partner will relocate from a capital city or the Australian Capital Territory for the duration of the project.


How do you apply?

CRC-P Round 11 is now open. Before submitting an application in Round 11 you should read the CRC-P Round 11 Grant opportunity guidelines.

All applications must be submitted through the online Customer Portal.

Applications close: 25 Mar 2021 5:00 PM AEDT
Outcome expected: Mid 2021
Funding from: 1 July 2021

Apply now for Cooperative Research Centre Project Grants – Round 11

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read the guidelines
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Supported CRC Projects

Find details of the successful projects supported by CRC-P grants.

Get help and information to manage your supported CRC-P research project.

Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines – Round 11

Fact sheet – Round 11

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 (Regional CRC-P) sample grant agreement

Template Partners Agreement