ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
The ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities scheme provides funding for research infrastructure, equipment and facilities to eligible organisations. The scheme enables higher education researchers to participate in cooperative initiatives so that expensive infrastructure, equipment and facilities can be shared between higher education organisations and also with industry. The scheme also fosters collaboration through its support of the cooperative use of international or national research facilities.
The scheme's objectives are to:
The minimum level of funding provided by the ARC under LIEF is $150,000 per year. The maximum level of funding provided by the ARC for a project under LIEF is up to 75% of the total direct cost of the eligible budget items.
A project may be applied for and awarded funding for one year, or, in the case of construction of research infrastructure, or subscription or coordinated access to international facilities and major national facilities, up to five years.
Budget items for which funding may be sought are listed in Clause E7 of the Funding Rules
The Faculties have their own approval and review processes for grants under this scheme. They may also have deadlines for submission of draft applications that are earlier than the Research Office deadlines. Please ensure that you contact your Faculty, as early as possible, for information on process and deadlines. Faculty contacts:
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Business and Economics
Faculty of Human Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Macquarie Graduate School of Management
Funding Rules Released: Thursday 10 September 2015
ARC opening date in RMS: Wednesday 17 February 2016
|Resources||MQ Expression of Interest Form|
Instructions to Applicants and FAQs
Sample Application Form
Request Not To Assess
Application & Project Lifecycle Information (APLI) Form (formerly MQ Coversheet)
MQ Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
|Contacts||Dr Derek Van Dyk|
Director, Strategic Research Partnerships and Pre Award
Ph: +61 2 9850 8609