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Australian Government: Cooperative Research Centres Projects Grants

Australian Government: Cooperative Research Centres Projects Grants


Deadline: 13 September 2018

The Australian Government is inviting applications for its program entitled “Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants” to 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 must:

  • be 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
  • benefit SMEs and increase their capacity to grow and adapt in changing markets
  • include education and training activities.

Funding Information

  • The minimum grant amount is $100,000.
  • The maximum grant amount is $3 million.
  • The grant amount will be up to 50 per cent of eligible grant project value.
  • The maximum grant period is 3 years.

Funding Criteria

  • Applicants can use funding to support costs directly related to the project, including for:
    • new research
    • proof of concept activities
    • pre-commercialisation of research outcomes
    • industry-focused education and training activities, such as internships and secondments between industry entities and research organisations.
    • conferences, workshops, symposia related to the joint research
    • related information sharing and communication initiatives related to the joint research.
  • Other costs may also be eligible for grant funding.
  • Applicants cannot use funding for the same activities or project previously or currently financed through any other funding scheme.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Collaborations from all industry sectors, research disciplines and community sectors can apply.
  • To be eligible as a lead applicant applicants must:
    • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and
    • be an industry entity where the majority of their revenue is not derived from government sources and they are capable of commercialising research.
  • Each CRC-P must include and maintain amongst its project partners at least:
    • two Australian industry entities including at least one SME and
    • one Australian research organisation.
  • Applicants are not eligible to apply as the lead applicant if they are:
    • an individual, partnership or trust
    • a research organisation
    • a Commonwealth, State, Territory or local government agency or body (including government business enterprises)
    • an organisation that derives the majority of its revenues from any government
    • an entity whose primary function is administrative or to provide support services to a CRC-P.

How to Apply

Interested Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible CountryAustralia

For more information, please visit Cooperative Research Centres Projects Grants.

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