LIEF 2015 announced. Start planning now for 2016

Victoria received nearly $8.7 million from ARC LIEF. Congratulations to those applicants who were successful in this round.

First published: 19/11/2014

Updated at: 24/11/2014 at 9:52 am

The outcome of the 2015 ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) scheme funding round was announced on 5 November 2014. VPTN has compiled a snapshot of the outcomes by state, with a focus on the successful applications by administering organisations in Victoria. Congratulations to those applicants who were successful in this round.

Click the download button below (or here) to see the Vic summary. Full details are available on the ARC website.

Key statistics from the November 2014 announcement:

  • 66 successful applications nationally
  • $28 995 463 awarded nationally, with a 41.5% success rate and 77.3% of requested funds being allocated
  • $8 661 006 awarded to Victorian organisations, corresponding to 30% of the total allocation.
  • 18 grants awarded to Victorian organisations

The ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) scheme provides funding for Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities. The scheme enables researchers and industry to participate in cooperative initiatives to share expensive infrastructure, equipment and facilities.

Under the scheme, applicants may seek funding for:

  • infrastructure, equipment and facility purchases, construction and installation
  • major computing/data facilities, animal houses, herbaria and experimental farms
  • salaries directly associated with creating and installing infrastructure, equipment or facilities
  • consortium membership costs, in the case of Australia’s participation in the use of significant international-scale or national research facilities
  • library and research information infrastructure.

Applications for the next round of LIEF funding opens in February 2015. If you plan to apply, you should be actively developing your proposal now.

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