About the CRC Program

The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program is an Australian Government initiative that was established in 1990 and funds industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and end users.

The CRC Program links researchers with industry and government with a focus towards research application, and offers support through two elements:

  • Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) grants – supporting medium to long term industry-led collaborations, up to 10 years.
  • Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) grants – supporting short term, industry-led collaborative research, up to 3 years.

The CRC Advisory Committee (CRCAC) was established under the Industry Innovation and Science Australia Board to provide advice and recommendations for funding under the CRC and CRC-P programs; the ongoing progress and performance of individual CRCs and the operations of the CRC and CRC-P programs. The CRCAC may consist of up to seven members and are appointed by the Minister of Industry and Science.

For more information visit the CRC Program website.