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
    • are open for two applications rounds annually

Important dates

The anticipated* CRC-P dates for Round 11 can be found below.


Round Opens

Round Closes

Outcomes Announced

Funding From

Round 11

Mid-Feb 2021*

Mid-March 2021*

July 2021

July 2021

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