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Cooperative Research Centres can be early-career boosters

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Genetic biotechnologist Upendra Shekhawat tells how a CRC postdoc opened up his career

The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program aims to enhance collaboration between researchers, industry and community organisations, but that’s not its only goal. It also aims to boost research capacity in areas relevant to industry by providing training and education.

Applications to both the CRC grants (which fund large industry-led projects for up to 10 years) and the CRC Projects (CRC-P) grants (which support more targeted work for up to three years) must spell out what they will do to enhance research capacity.

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