ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

Status Closed

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:

  • encourage Eligible Organisations to develop collaborative arrangements with other Eligible Organisations, higher education institutions and/or their Partner Organisations to develop and support research infrastructure
  • support large-scale national or international cooperative initiatives thereby allowing expensive research infrastructure to be shared and/or accessed
  • support areas of existing and/or emerging research strength
  • support and develop research infrastructure for the broader research community

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

Faculty Processes

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
Ph 9850 8485 (x8485), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Kerry Todd-Smith

Faculty of Human Sciences
Ph 9850 8073 (x8073), Faculty Research Manager, Mr Colm Halbert

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Ph 9850 2788 (x2788), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Kyle Ratinac

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Ph 9850 8912 (x8912), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Irina Zakoshanski

Macquarie Graduate School of Management
Ph 9850 7732 (x7732), Research Office Executive, Mrs Kerry Daniel

Key Dates

Funding Rules Released: Thursday 10 September 2015
Research Office Deadline for receipt of internal Expressions of Interest: Friday 12 February 2016
** Please Note: An EoI is required whether or not (i) the application seeks Central funding; or (ii) the LIEF application is being submitted through Macquarie University

ARC opening date in RMS: Wednesday 17 February 2016
Faculty deadline: Monday 21 March 2016            
Request Not To Assess forms due at RO: Monday 21 March 2016
Request Not To Assess forms due at ARC: Wednesday 23 March 2016
Research Office Compliance Check deadline: Wednesday 30 March 2016 
ARC Closing Date: Wednesday 6 April 2016
ARC rejoinders: Mid-June 2016
Outcomes expected: October/November 2016

Resources MQ Expression of Interest Form
Funding Rules
Instructions to Applicants and FAQs
RMS Information
Sample Application Form
Request Not To Assess
Application Checklist

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
Research Office
Ph: +61 2 9850 8609
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