Key dates for Cooperative Research Centres - Projects (CRC-P) Round 7 (2019)

  • Release of Funding Rules: TBA
  • Proposals open: Anticipated first half of 2019
  • UQ Research and Innovation (UQR&I) information session: TBA
  • Applications due to UQR&I: TBA
  • Requests for UQ signing of Participants Declaration: TBA
  • Applications close with AusIndustry: TBA


CRC-P grants support short term industry-led collaborations to develop important new technologies, products and services. AusIndustry, within the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, calls for CRC-P applications twice per year with funding of up to $3 million per project over a maximum of three years. Applications must be led by an industry participant, and involve university and other partners.

It is expected that the 7th selection round will be held in the first half of 2019. The information and documentation provided below is therefore a guide only and will be updated once CRC-P Round 7 information has been made available by AusIndustry.

How to apply

Step 1: Form a collaboration eligible to apply for a CRC-P grant

The group of participants submitting a CRC-P funding application must be led by an industry partner, and aim to address an industry problem. The collaboration must at a minimum include:

  • Two Australian industry organisations. One of these industry organisations will be the lead applicant, and at least one of these industry partners must be a small or medium-sized enterprise (<200 people).
  • One Australian Research organisation (i.e. UQ)

Where an industry partner has questions about their eligibility to apply, they would usually contact AusIndustry

The CRC-P collaboration must at least match the amount of grant funding sought through cash and/or in-kind contributions. Whilst there is no minimum cash requirement, cash contributions (particularly from industry) will be viewed favourably. As part of the application, each organisation must sign a Participant Declaration Form, signaling their agreement to participate in the project and their cash and in-kind contributions.

  • To arrange a UQ signature on the Participant Declaration Form, please provide UQR&I with a copy of the application form, the UQ Funding Application Coversheet, and the UQ Cash Commitments Proforma by email to by the Key Dates above.

Step 2: Completing the application

  • The lead applicant (one of the industry partners) must have or create an account on the portal to complete the application form.
  • Where the project fits within the scope of one of the six Industry Growth Centres, the lead CRC-P applicant is expected to discuss the proposal with the relevant Industry Growth Centre.
  • UQ participants should also discuss the related Intellectual Property issues with the relevant UQ Research Partnership Manager.

Step 3: UQR&I internal review and feedback

  • For applications where UQ is the first-named University, UQR&I offers a service to the applicant team by contributing advice and assistance on submissions.
  • To allow time for review of all applications and for the collaborating applicant team to consider the feedback provided, please submit review requests as early as possible.
  • To initiate an internal review of the proposal, please email a PDF of the application form, UQ Funding Application Coversheet and Cash Commitments Proforma to UQR&I at

Step 4: Final submission

  • The application must be submitted by the lead industry partner through the portal. A copy of the final submitted proposal should be provided by the lead UQ researcher to UQR&I.

Readership and researcher support

Before applying, we recommend you:

Key documents

CRC-P Round 6 (August 2018)


The FAC and previous presentations can also be accessed via the UQ Research Management webpage.