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 new stream will be 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.
You can use the funding to support the costs of:
A CRC must have at least:
A CRC-P must have at least:
Engagement with relevant Australian Industry Growth Centres and alignment with the opportunities and actions identified in their Sector Competitiveness Plans is strongly advised.
Further information on CRC and CRC-P eligibility criteria is available in the CRC Programme Guidelines.
Development of a Centre or participation in a Centre proposal requires considerable creativity, time and
How to Apply
Upon submitting an NOI, the RO will arrange a meeting with you to discuss your proposal. The RO will also help plan and co-ordinate development in liaison with collaborators at Macquarie and other universities, industry bodies in co-ordination with other Macquarie administration offices (e.g. Commercialisation and Innovation, Office of General Counsel (Legal) and Property).
NOIs (by email) should contain the following information at a minimum:
|Key Dates||CRC Key Dates|
CRCs - Round 19
Macquarie Internal Notification of Intent deadline: March 2017
Stage 1 open: May 2017
Stage 1 close: July 2017
Stage 2 open: September 2017
Stage 2 close: November 2017
Outcomes announced: March 2018
Funding from: July 2018
CRC Projects - Round 3
Macquarie Internal Notification of Intent deadline: 9 January 2017
Round open: 7 February 2017
Round close: 22 March 2017
Outcomes announced: May 2017
Funding from: July 2017
CRC Projects - Round 4
Macquarie Internal Notification of Intent deadline: June 2017
Round open: July 2017
Round close: August 2017
Outcomes announced: November 2017
Funding from: January 2018
It is expected that the annual timing of future CRC-P grants selection rounds will follow that of the 3rd and 4th CRC-P grants selection rounds.
Macquarie is a member of the CRC Association, a not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of services, advice and guidance for prospective and established CRCs and CRC-Ps.
A competitive CRC (or CRC-P) bid: Powerpoint Presentation by the CEO of the CRCA, May 2017.
Industry Growth Centres
A major theme of the six Industry Growth Centres is to improve improve engagement between research and industry and within industry, to achieve stronger coordination and collaborations of research and stronger commercialisation outcomes in key growth sectors - the CRC program is intended to play a major role in this theme.
MTPConnect - An example of an Industry Growth Centre: Slide Presentation by General Manager, Stakeholder Engagement, May 2017.
The NSW Government provides leveraged support for CRC's through the Research Attraction and Acceleration Program (RAAP). Funding is primarily allocated through invitation and competitive application rounds to align with CRC rounds.Macquarie
The University and the CRC Program: Slide presentation by Director, Research Office, May 2017
MQ DVCR Discretionary Fund: The DVCR Discretionary fund can provide funds to assist with CRC bid development costs.
MQ Co-Funding Scheme: The Co-Funding Scheme can provide a cash contribution to CRC applications that require it and where the potential benefit to the University and the likely funding return warrants investment.
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