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.
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 Services 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
For funding commencing in 2019:
Funding Rules Released: Friday 1 September 2017
Expressions of Interest: COB Monday 29 January 2018 - Applicants who intend to apply to the ARC LIEF scheme must submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) by 5 pm 29 January 2018, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The University will not consider cash contributions for any application for which an EoI has not been received by the closing date. An EoI is required whether or not the application seeks Central funding, and is also required if you intend to participate in a LIEF application being submitted through another institution.
ARC opening date in RMS: Monday 22 January 2018
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