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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Close date: 16 Nov 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.

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 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.

Applying


When you're ready to apply

Apply using our online portal:

  1. Create or log into your portal account.
  2. Follow the instructions to complete your application.
  3. Submit your application before the close date.

Make sure you include enough detail and supporting evidence in your application to help us decide whether to award you the grant.

Apply now for Cooperative Research Centre Project Grants – Round 12

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 12

CRC-P application financial workbook

CRC-P partner declaration form

CRC-P sample application form

CRC-P sample grant agreement

Template Partners Agreement

CRC Program - Fact sheet

CRC Program - Frequently asked questions