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.
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.
The Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer (OCSE), through the NSW Government's Research Attraction and Acceleration Program (RAAP), provides financial support tor NSW-based NCRIS and NCRIS-derived facilities.
Funding is prioritised for NSW-based NCRIS or NCRIS-derived facilities that demonstrate significant potential economic, environmental, social and technological benefits to New South Wales, and alignment with the Premier's Priorities.
2019-20 Application process
RAAP applications open.
Thursday 10 October 2019
RAAP applications close.
Friday 8 November 2019
Applicants are informed of the outcome.
Guidelines can be downloaded here
The application form can be downloaded here.
Details of co-investment funding for previous NCRIS rounds can be viewed here.
For any further questions, please contact Mr Carl Thompson, Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, on (02) 9338 6617 or firstname.lastname@example.org