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On 9 February 2020, the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, announced the outcomes of CRC Projects Round 8. Whilst Round 8 was open to all industry sectors it included over $10 million in funding for projects that develop Australia's critical minerals capability, and $20 million for projects which address reducing plastic waste and boosting plastics recycling. For further details on successful CRC-P Round 8 projects see CRC Projects round outcomes.

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.
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Application detail:

Round 9 opened on 13 February 2020 and closed at 17:00 AEDT on 26 March 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

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.

Eligibility


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
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Applying


How do you apply?

CRC Projects Round 9 is now closed to applications. We expect outcomes in mid-2020. Round 10 is expected to open in the second half of 2020.

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  • 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.

Key documents


Grant opportunity guidelines – Round 9

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