Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-Ps)


The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program encourages and facilitates industry-led collaboration.  The program aims for increased involvement of SMEs, through reduction of perceived barriers to their participation. 

The CRC Program is structured into two streams of activity: the traditional CRC which supports medium–to long term industry-led collaborations; and

CRC-Projects (CRC-Ps) which support short term, industry-led research CRC-Ps will be smaller collaborations operating on short project timelines with simpler governance and administration arrangements and less funding

  • CRC-Ps
    • can be funded for up to 3 years
    • apply for a maximum of $3M in CRC funding
    • must have at least two Australian Industry Entities (including one SME) and one Australian Research Organisation

Important dates

CRC-Ps are open for two rounds each year, closing in approximately March and September (subject to change). Follow the link below to the staff hub for more specific information on dates for each round.

Find out more

More information on this scheme, including critical dates and documentation can be found on the Staff Hub.

Go to the Staff Hub


Cooperative Research Centres and CRC-Project queries and primary contact email

Key contacts

Gavan Holloway+61 3 8344 3954