National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy – NSW co-investment support 2017/18

The Commonwealth’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) delivers world-class research facilities so that Australian researchers can solve complex problems both domestically and internationally.

The Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer (OCSE) – through the NSW Research Attraction and Acceleration Program (RAAP) – will provide financial support for NSW-based NCRIS and NCRIS-derived facilities for two years until 20 June 2019.

OCSE is now accepting applications for funding under its NCRIS – NSW Co-Investment Support Program 2017/18.

The total funding pool available is $5 million; however, the amount awarded to each applicant will be determined by the quantity and quality of successful applications. The guidelines and application form are available below.

NCRIS 2017/18 RAAP Guidelines
NCRIS 2017/18 RAAP Application form

The deadline for submissions is COB on Friday 8 December 2017.

Successful NCRIS projects will be provided with a formal offer of funding and a draft Funding Deed.

Completed applications should be emailed to

For any further questions, please contact Mr Troy Deighton on (02) 9338 6773 or


NCRIS provides strategic funding for national-scale research infrastructure – driving collaboration to bring economic, environmental, health and social benefits for Australia. It also facilitates strong partnerships between the research sector, business, industry and government to actively support world-class research.

The NSW Government recognises the vital role NCRIS facilities play in supporting the state’s research and development sector.   A strong research and development capability is a critical driver for innovation in the state's economy.