ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF)

The LIEF scheme provides funding for research infrastructure, equipment and facilities that can be shared between higher education organisations and also with industry.

  • Key dates

    ARC Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) applications led by University of Adelaide or other organisations.

    University of Adelaide expressions of interest and full proposals (invited only).

    Process Timeframe
    STAGE 1 - LIEF bids led by University of Adelaide or other organisations
    Applicants submit Expression of Interest (EOI) through the LE23 SmartSheet to Research Services Friday, 3 December 2021

    Outcomes from LE22 announced

    Applicant to resubmit through LE23 SmartSheet if outcome known before 3 December 2021.

    Unsuccessful LE22 applications can be re-considered for co-investment in LE23 on a request from an applicant. The requests will be assessed in the same process as the new applications going into LE23.
    November 2021

    Selection Panel assesses Requests for Co-investment in ARC LE23

    Selection Panel recommendations, including any conditions on the DVCR investment, will be made available in the LE23 SmartSheet.
    Monday, 13 December 2021
    Notify applicants of DVCR Selection Panel outcomes Friday, 17 December 2021
    STAGE 2 - LIEF full application submission
    ARC RMS – applications open 30 March 2022

    Re-submission of EOI in LE23 SmartSheet (updated) to Faculty to reflect the feedback from DVCR and to request the final proposed funding from Faculties/Schools

    Late submissions

    Late applications for co-investment – whether for University of Adelaide led bids or for bids led by other Organisations – will not be considered by the DVCR unless supported by 1) a strong strategic case and 2) the advocacy and support of the DDR for the relevant Faculty.
    Wednesday, 9 February 2022
    Outcomes/feedback are communicated to the applicants Wednesday, 2 March 2022
    Requests not to assess due at Research Services seapgrants@adelaide.edu.au

    11 May 2022

    (RNTA due ARC: 18 May 2022)

    Complete and final LIEF applications University Internal Deadline:

    Including:

    • other organisations’ signed certifications confirming cash and in-kind contributions
    Electronic submission of all applications and supporting documents (PDF format) is required by sending documents to Research Services – seapgrants@adelaide.edu.au, and completing Research Funding Request (RFR) through RM6.

    Due with Research Services by no later than:

    Review Due Date: 11 May 2022

    Final Due Date: 25 May 2022

    (Applications due with ARC: 1 June 2022)
  • Submitting an expression of interest form

    Expressions of Interest are submitted to Research Services through the LE23 SmartSheet.

    Late applications for co-investment – whether for University of Adelaide led bids or for bids led by other Organisations – will not be considered by the DVCR unless supported by 1) a strong strategic case and 2) the advocacy and support of the DDR for the relevant Faculty.

  • Research Services review requirements

    Please email the proposal PDF to seapgrants@adelaide.edu.au to enable Research Services to commence a review.

    If the proposal arrives on or before the full application internal deadline, the team will perform a full review, providing formatting and editing advice as well as eligibility and compliance.

    Proposals received after this date will receive an eligibility review as a minimum, and a full review only if resources allow.

  • Submitting completed proposals to the ARC

    Before your application can be submitted to the ARC via RMS:

    • submit a fully completed and eligible proposal in RMS, to the Research Office
    • login and complete your RFR
    • submit Set of Participant and Organisation Written Evidence (Certifications)
      (naming convention  LE2001XXXXX_CI SURNAME_WRITTEN EVIDENCE.pdf)

    In addition, the lead CI must obtain and retain the written agreement of all the relevant persons and organisations to allow the proposed project to proceed as specified in the funding rules. This excludes the employing organisations of overseas Partner Investigators (PIs) and any participant's current organisation which is not their relevant organisation for the proposal. Certifications are NOT required for the lead CI or the University of Adelaide (who both certify by means of the RFR).

    Whilst the proforma states "The use of this proforma is not mandatory" the University of Adelaide as administering organisation is still required to obtain written evidence of all relevant persons and organisations necessary to allow the proposed project to proceed. The specified format for collecting the written evidence for the University of Adelaide is the ARC certification proforma.

  • Documents & useful information