Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) Fund

The Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) will be investing $75M of Commonwealth funds over the next ten years to support industry-led research collaborations. The funding will develop new technologies, products and services which address industry issues in Northern Australia within three areas:

  1. Agriculture and food – Removing barriers and improving supply and value chains for new and existing northern agricultural industries.
  2. Tropical health service delivery – Identifying new models and approaches, early detection, health seeking behaviour and mental health.
  3. Traditional Owner led business development – Identifying new models and approaches and building an industry ready skilled workforce in the fields of agriculture, food and/or health industries.

Funding & Duration

The CRCNA has the capacity to commit up to $8M in this first funding call and funding can only be committed for three years (applicants can re-apply in later rounds).

Project participants must at least match the amount of grant funding sought through cash and/or in-kind contributions.

Funding can be used to support the costs of:

  • research
  • salaries
  • student placements
  • commercialisation
  • capital items, such as equipment.


  • Project must have at least one partner representing industry (or the end user where appropriate).
  • All project partners must become a member of the CRCNA.

Submission Requirements & Due Date

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