More than $38 million dollars in project funding has been requested by 55 expression of interest submissions, in the latest Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) competitive funding round.

The CRCNA’s second EOI round closed on Friday 7 September.

CRCNA Chief Executive Officer Jed Matz said the total value of the projects submitted exceeded $95 million.

“This level of interest highlights the demand for this sort of funding investment for research projects across Northern Australia,” he said.

The CRCNA will now work through the expressions of interest submissions and identify projects to progress to the next stage.

“Following our assessment phase, EOIs deemed suitable will be invited to submit a more detailed Project Outline for further consideration by CRCNA staff and Board,” said Mr Matz.

Further funding calls will be conducted and the CRCNA encourages people with projects to contact the CRCNA to discuss their ideas.

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