Cooperative Research Centres
(a) supporting science, research,and commercialisation; and
The CRC Programme contains two funding streams:
1. Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) to support medium to long term industry led collaborations.
Centres can be up to a maximum of ten years duration with no set upper funding limit. However, requests for Program funding of between $4m - $7m per year have been typical. Resources (cash and in-kind) must be contributed by Centre partners and at least match the amount of Programme funding requested.
2. Cooperative Research Centres-Projects (CRC-P's) to support short term, industry-led collaborative research.
This stream supoprts small collaborations working on short project timelines with simple governance and administration arrangements. CRC-P's will deliver a short term, industry-identified and industry-led collaborative research project to develop a product, service or process that will solve problems for business and deliver tangible outcomes. Projects should benefit SME's and increase their capacity to grow and adapt in changing markets. Projects can be up a maximum of three years duration and $1m per year.
The CRC/CRC-P collaboration must at least match the amount of grant funding sought through cash and/or in-kind contributions. In-kind contribution means non-cash resources provided by a participant to conduct the activities of the CRC or the project of the CRC-P. They may be staff or non-staff resources.
Funding can be used to support the costs of:
A CRC must have at least:
A CRC-P must have at least:
Further information on CRC and CRC-P eligibility criteria is available in the CRC Programme Guidelines.
|Macquarie Processes||Major Initiatives Notice of Intent (NOI)|
Applicants should notify the University of their intent to apply for major initiatives through the NOI form. The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) is a major initiative and the NOI form applies to this scheme. The NOI form allows intending applicants to request support in the development of their bid. Note: The NOI only allows for resource requests for application development. For resourcing support to be included as a Macquarie University contribution in the CRC grant application, please use the DVCR Co-Funding application form.
CRC Key Dates Round 24: CRC Round 24 is now open and the key dates are listed below:
CRC-P Key Dates Round 15: CRC-P Round 15 is now open and the key dates are indicated below:
Cooperative Research Australia (CRA)
Macquarie is a member of Cooperative Research Australia (CRA), a not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of services, advice and guidance for prospective and established CRCs and CRC-Ps.
Strategic Research Bid Managers
Jo Tuck - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Reed - email@example.com