All CRCs are reviewed periodically throughout
their seven-year life. Major reviews are typically held in the
third and fifth years.
Here you can read the reviews of
independent panels on the performance of the TS-CRC in its first
term (1995-2001), and the First and Second Year Reviews of the
TS-CRC's second term (2001 - 2009).
The CRC's two Strategy Statements,
1998–2002 and 2003–2007, can also be downloaded
In 2006, the CRC did not gain funding for its
third-round CRC proposal: Tropical Savannas Futures CRC but was
successfull in gaining some further funding to extend some of its
programs until 2009.
Second Year Review 2003 (Second round of the
The first stage and second stage of the Second Year review of
the CRC for Tropical Savannas Management, conducted in August and
November 2003 respectively.
First Year Review 2002 (Second round of the CRC)
The First Year Visit to the CRC for Tropical Savannas Management
was held at the Northern Territory University, Darwin on 25 March
Fifth Year Review 2000
The Fifth Year review is the most important for any CRC, as it
evaluates the entire overall performace of the CRC. The review
occurs in two stages. The Stage 1 review, by an expert panel, took
place 10-12 July, 2000. Stage 2 took place between 12-14 September
2000 (both reviews took place in Darwin). Both stages of the review
had different expert panels. A printed version of the Fifth Year
Review, including Stage 1 and 2 and Recommendations, is also
Free. ISBN: 0 9578489 35
Report of the Third Year Review 1998 (First round of the
The Centre's Third Year Review was held in Darwin from October
12-13, 1998. This report summarises the panel's findings and
recommendations on Research and its Application, Management,
Performance Indicators, Budget, Cooperative Arrangements, Public
Relations and Education and Training.
Strategy Statement 1998-2002
In 1998 the Centre restructured its research program, defining
the Centre's strategic direction until 2002. To read about our
research direction and strategy you can download a PDF document
Tropical Savannas CRC Strategy Statement 1998-2002. This document
is available as a PDF and as a hardcopy version.
Future cut short for CRC
THE Tropical Savannas Cooperative Research Centre submitted a business case to the CRC Secretariat for a new CRC for Tropical Savannas Futures but despite making it to a short list of 20 proposals our case was not successful The new… [read more...