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.

2019-20 Application process

RAAP applications open.

Thursday 10 October 2019

RAAP applications close.

Friday 8 November 2019

Applicants informed of outcome.

December 2019

Guidelines can be downloaded here

Details of co-investment funding for the current and previous NCRIS rounds can be viewed here.


For any further questions, please contact Centine Wilbello, Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, on (02) 9338 6784 or