The Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) has the capacity to commit up to $4.6 million for research collaborations in 2018/19.

We are seeking collaborations to develop new technologies, products and services which address industry issues in Northern Australia within the areas of Agriculture and food, Northern Australian Health Services Delivery and Traditional Owner-led agribusiness or health business development.

Key dates 

  • EOI open – Monday 23 July 2018
  • EOI close – 5pm AEST on Friday 7 September 2018

More information

How to apply

Complete and submit the online Expression of interest form and Project financials spreadsheet by 5pm AEST on Friday 7 September 2018.

View the 2018/19 EOI form

General enquiries 
+61 7 4401 5035


The deadline for questions is 31st August 2018, 5:00pm.

13 August 2018

Q3: In regards to improved early disease detection – is there a list of specific diseases the CRCNA is interested in?

A: No, however it must:

  • be a disease endemic to Northern Australia or
  • which indigenous communities might be more susceptible to and
  • have the ability to be implemented across rural and remote communities.

Q2: Are clinical service providers within Queensland Health eligible to be industry partners (i.e. Genetic Health Queensland or Pathology Queensland)? Are peak bodies eligible as industry partners – specifically those within the community controlled health service sector?

A: The answer to both questions is yes, clinical service providers and peak bodies are both eligible to be industry partners in CRCNA projects.

Q1: Can a Chinese company be considered as a research partner? 

A: International companies, including Chinese companies, can be Project participants. Please note that projects with strong Australian industry collaborations will be viewed more favourably.