National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy

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.

OCSE will also give priority funding to facilities which demonstrate that funds will be used towards significant purchases and investments (including equipment) which have the potential to leverage future funding.

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