New CRC-P program helps fund research

February 8 2016

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Christopher Pyne, has announced that applications are now open for the latest round of funding for CRCs and CRC Projects (CRC-Ps).

The program is designed to promote collaboration between researchers and industry – to cultivate a more innovative and entrepreneurial economy.

The new guidelines, released in December, mean that funding will be prioritised to those CRCs and CRC-Ps that are aligned with the six Industry Growth Centres and the Government’s nine Science and Research Priorities.

CRC-Ps will focus on shorter term activity with an emphasis on involving SMEs in specific project based research for a defined short term outcome.

Funding rounds for CRCs (Round 18) and CRC-Ps (Round 1) open for applications on 1 February. CRC-P applications close on 17 March; CRC applications close on 31 March.

Applications that are industry-led and focused on practical outcomes are encouraged to apply.

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