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CRC-P Round 13 has now closed

CRC-P Round 13 was opened by The Hon Melissa Price MP, Minster for Science and Technology on 24 March 2022 and closed at 17:00 AEST on 5 May 2022.

The Round was open to all industry sectors however had a focus on supporting projects that align with the National Manufacturing Priorities.

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.

The grant is no longer available

Application detail:

Outcome expected late 2022, funding from late 2022.

What 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.


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.


The Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants is currently closed to applications.

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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 13

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