ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 2016

Funding amounts:

Minimum request is $150,000 in a calendar year, for one year only.


The Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities scheme (LIEF) provides funding for research infrastructure, equipment and facilities to eligible Organisations to support research. 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 objectives of LIEF 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 cooperative initiatives thereby allowing expensive infrastructure, equipment and facilities 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.

Internal Deadlines:

6pm 13 Feb 2015Expression of InterestClosedVia VIC LIEF 2016 Online Form
19 Mar 2015Request Not to AssessIf requiredVia email to
9am 26 Mar 2015Final application on RMS MandatoryVia RMS Submit to Research Office
9am 26 Mar 2015Certification formsMandatoryVia email to

How to apply:

  1. Submit an online Expression of Interest via VIC LIEF 2016 Online Form
  2. Read the Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants 
  3. Commence your online application on RMS
  4. Use the DU templates provided below and liaise with your Case Manager as necessary
  5. Organise relevant certification forms
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