Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) for funding commencing in 2018

Funded by: Australian Research Council

Key information

The Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) scheme fosters collaboration through its support of the cooperative use of national and international research facilities. Essentially, the scheme provides funding for large-scale cooperative initiatives so that expensive infrastructure, equipment and facilities can be shared by researchers in partnered organisations. However, the ARC may fund single-organisation proposals in some circumstances.

Getting started

  1. Contact your College Research Office to advise them of your intent to submit an application

    Each College deals with a different volume of applications, offers different services and has a different internal deadline. Please contact your College Research Office as soon as possible to ensure that you are informed of internal deadlines and recieve any resources that are available to support you in preparing your application. Please note: All communication with the ARC must be done through the Research Services Division so please contact your College if you have any questions.

  2. Start your proposal in ARC's Research Management Sysytem (RMS)

    Applications for LIEF 2018 are opens in RMS on the 8th February 2017. To ensure that you receive any updates from the ARC about this scheme please start a proposal under LE18 in RMS. Please note that you must enter the ANU as the Administering Organisation in section A1 of the application. If you do not have an RMS account please request a new account.

  3. Submit a request for DVC(R) Strategic Research Funds (if required)

    Applications for DVC(R) strategic funds are due Wednesday 15th February 2017. Please contact your College Research Office to obtain the relevant forms and guidelines.

For Research Administrators

RSD deadlines

  • LIEF18 Requests for contribution from the DVC-R Strategic Research Funds are due to RSD by 5pm, 15th February 2017
  • LIEF18 Requests Not to Assess are due to RSD by 3pm, 22 March 2017
  • LE18 Applications open in RMS, 8 February 2017
  • LE18 Applications submissions close, 5pm 5 April 2017

Updated January 2017.

Partner Organisations