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 Program.

You don’t have to be a CRC to join.  Find out more about our types of membership and benefits of joining the association.

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  • Tony Peacock, CRCA CEO
    Round 19 near completion, Round 20 bids developing

    The 19th selection round of Cooperative Research Centres is nearing completion, with an announcement on the successful CRCs expected in the next fortnight. Six bids were interviewed by the CRC Advisory Committee over 7 & 8 February, with two, three or four set to be funded. CRCA understands that the final number is likely to be at the upper end of expectations (seven CRCs finish 30 June this year).

  • New Mining CRC announced

    MinEx CRC, aimed at lifting Australia's mineral discovery rate has received the go-ahead in the first of the Round 19 CRC announcements.Assistant Minister for Jobs, Science and Innovation, Zed Seselja made the announcement this morning with Resources Minister Matt Canavan. Senator Canavan addressed the National Press Club today.


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Collaborate|Innovate|2018Register now,
14–16 May at Aerial UTS Function Centre, Sydney

The program has been released

Sponsorship opportunities are available

Businesses are invited to apply to attend our Business-Research Match-up free of charge

Showcasing Early Career Researchers
Six finalists announced

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CRC Association – bringing knowledge together

  • 2017-2018 Pre-budget Submission

    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.


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Study with CRCs

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.

Find out more about current scholarship/study opportunities at CRCs