The CMCRC is one of twelve existing and proposed research centres to have been short-listed under the Australian Governments Cooperative Research Centre’s programme for Selection Round 16. The CMCRC is now required to provide one detailed Research Project Proposals for each of its Financial Markets Quality and Health Markets Quality research programs. Following on from this the CMCRC will be required to attend and present at an interview.
Dr Tony Peacock, the CEO of the CRC Association has commented: “Twelve CRC applications have gone over the second major hurdle of the 16th funding round, gaining an interview in November. Five of the applications that got to the starting gate are now excluded from further participation in the round. It’s a desperately disappointing feeling for those that are now out, and a frenetic time for those going forward. They have to submit exemplar projects in the next few weeks and prepare their teams for interview. Over half a billion dollars in government, research provider and industry money is at stake over the next few months. Of the 12 applications going to the next stage of the round, five come from existing Cooperative Research Centres (Advanced Manufacturing, Cancer Therapeutics, Capital Markets, Sheep Industry Innovation and Hearing). Two of the applications were submitted last year (Space Environment Management and Wildlife Biodiversity). In fact, this is the third attempt for Wildlife Biodiversity. Cybersecurity, Soil Productivity, Data to Decisions, Manufacturing Industry Innovation and Rail Manufacturing are all new applications.
Source: CMCRC