The Cooperative Research Centres Association is a not-for-profit organisation operating to promote the pursuit of science, particularly through the Australian Government’s CRC Programme.
You don’t have to be a CRC to join. Find out more about our types of membership and benefits of joining the association.
- 4 October 2017
All the bids in the 20th selection round for CRCs have nominated a Chair should their bid be successful. But a common question is when should they approach potential Directors of their CRC company? At this stage, it is a hypothetical directorship; there's no company, no staff and no money as yet to direct.
- 20 October 2017
The 19th selection round for Cooperative Research Centres took a major step forward yesterday with the stage two shortlist announced. Eleven bids were lodged in July; one was excluded on compliance grounds, leaving 10 still in the running. The bids invited into stage two are.
- 20 October 2017
Laureate Professor Eric Reynolds AO FICD FTSE FRACDS, Chief Executive Officer of the Oral Health CRC at The University of Melbourne, has been announced as the winner of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation.
CRC Association – bringing knowledge together
- 8 February 2017
The CRC Association submits that the total resources to the CRC Programme should be lifted to $200 million in the 2017-2018 Budget (from the current $160 million) and maintained in real terms over the forward estimates. The total cost over the next three years is $108 million. This would partially restore the CRC Programme budget and enable the programme to continue to deliver for Australia.
If you are thinking about postgraduate study, you’ll also be thinking about postgraduate work.
A third of PhD-trained researchers in Australia work in industry but this proportion is set to boom during your career (in the US it’s more like two-thirds).
So if you are thinking about further study, give some thought to where you’ll end up working and consider training through a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). CRCs give you industry experience and the chance to work on the major challenges facing Australia.