The CRN program was announced in the 2009-10 Budget. A total of $81.1 million of the CRN funding was committed to 15 projects through two competitive selection rounds. The program has ceased.
Mid-Term Program Evaluation
In 2014-15 a mid-term program evaluation was undertaken by consultants to assess the effectiveness, efficiency and strategic policy alignment of the CRN program. The mid-term evaluation found the CRN program has generally met its short term objectives: to improve the research capacity of smaller and regional universities by building greater collaboration with larger more research intensive universities.
For further information about the CRN program email: firstname.lastname@example.org