Rural Research and Development for Profit Program – Round 4 Now Open

The Rural Research and Development (R&D) for Profit Program (the program) is a competitive grants program providing grants to rural research and development corporations (RDCs) for collaborative research which enhances farm-gate profitability and supports the continued innovation of Australia’s primary industries.

The program funds research which focuses on delivering cutting edge technologies and making research accessible for primary producers, and aims to strengthen coordination and cooperation between partners.


To be eligible for grant funding, RDCs must partner with one or more researchers, research agencies, RDCs, funding bodies, businesses, producer groups or not-for-profit organisations, and the partnership must provide funding (cash or cash plus an in-kind contribution) at least equal to the requested Australian Government grant funding.

Grant Activity Timeframe

Projects may run over multiple years.

Projects are expected to commence April 2019 with an end date no later than 30 June 2022.

Closing Time and Date

Applications close 1:30pm (SA time) 5 November 2018.

Further Information

Visit the GrantConnect website for further details.

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