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:
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 2
Macquarie Internal Notification of Intent deadline: July 2016
Round open: August 2016
Round close: September 2016
Outcomes announced: November 2016
Funding from: January 2017
CRC Projects - Round 3
Macquarie Internal Notification of Intent deadline: December 2016
Round open: January 2017
Round close: 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
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