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Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews MP and Minister for the Environment, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, announced CRC-P Round 10 on 20 August 2020. Round 10 was open to applications that have a focus on addressing gaps in Australia’s waste and recycling capability, particularly in regards to plastics, paper, glass and tyres, with $10 million in funding available.

For further details on the Round 10 priority area please see the Round 10 Grant opportunity guidelines and Fact sheet.

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.

Round 10 has $10 million in funding to support CRC-Ps with focus on addressing gaps in Australia’s waste and recycling capability, particularly in regards to plastics, paper, glass and tyres.

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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

Overview


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.

Eligibility


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible for funding in CRC-P Round 10 your project must have a focus on addressing gaps in Australia’s waste and recycling capability, particularly in regards to plastics, paper, glass and tyres.

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
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Applying


How do you apply?

You should read the grant opportunity guidelines, sample grant agreement and fact sheets before you apply. 

To apply, you must submit your application through the online portal. You’ll need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

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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 10

Fact sheet – Round 10

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

Template Partners Agreement