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Chemical and biological reference materials

Quality reference materials are essential to making correct measurements when determining the composition of a chemical or gas sample. We provide chemical calibration standards, chemical matrix reference materials, and gas calibration standards.
Currently closed

Citizen Science Grants

Citizen Science Grants supports community participation in scientific research projects that have a national impact.
Round 25 open until 5 March 2024

Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Grants

Our CRC Grants support medium to long-term collaborative research for up to 10 years.

We help you partner with the research sector to solve industry-identified problems. 

The CRC Program supports the development of technologies, products and services that help reduce Australian industry problems. It aims to increase their:

  • competitiveness
  • productivity
  • sustainability.

Contact crc.program@industry.gov.au

Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Projects grants

CRC Projects grants support short-term collaborative research for up to 3 years.

We help you partner with the research sector to solve industry-identified problems. 

The CRC Program supports the development of technologies, products and services that help reduce Australian industry problems. It aims to increase their:

  • competitiveness
  • productivity
  • sustainability.

Contact CRCProjects@industry.gov.au

Critical minerals

We are growing our critical minerals sector to make Australia a world-leading producer of raw and processed critical minerals. Find investment opportunities, funding and initiatives.
Currently closed

Critical Minerals Development Program (CMDP)

Critical Minerals Development Program grants support early and mid-stage critical minerals projects. The current round will provide up to $50 million over 3 years for competitive grants to support early and mid-stage critical minerals projects.

The Critical Minerals Development Program will:  

  • help grow Australia’s Critical Minerals industry
  • support Australia’s transition to net zero emissions
  • support economic development and jobs in regional communities.

Businesses and state or territory governments can apply for a co-funded grant of up to $30 million.

Grants can be used for feasibility studies, engineering design work, and building pilot or demonstration facilities amongst other activities.

Critical Minerals Office  

We provide national policy and strategic advice and facilitation services for industry to grow Australia’s critical minerals industry.

Depositing biological materials for patents

If you invent and submit a micro-organism for a patent you can deposit a sample with us to meet the requirements for repeatability, and provide a full description of biological materials. We are an international depositary authority under the Budapest Treaty.

DNA standards for food, environment and health

We produce genetic reference standards for health, food and environmental applications.

Drugs in sport analysis

Our Australian Sports Drug Testing Laboratory analyses doping controls for sports.