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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
Activity Research Services ARC
Funding Rules Released   1 Aug 2018
Expression of Interest (Internal) Close 6 Dec 2017  
Proposals Open   22 Jan 2018
Request not to Assess 7 Mar 2018 14 Mar 2018
Proposal Review 13 Mar 2018  
Proposals Close   28 Mar 2018
  • Submitting an Expression of Interest Form

    Expressions of Interest are submitted as an attachment to a Notification of Intent (NoI) eForm.

    Late EOI's will be not accepted.

    After submission of an EOI, an internal process will be undertaken by the Schools and Faculties involved to rank and recommend bids to the DVC(R).

  • Research Services Review Requirements

    By the close of business 13 March 2018 please email the proposal PDF to to enable Research Services to commence a review.

    If the proposal arrives on or before this 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, Research Services will need:

    • a fully completed and eligible proposal in RMS, submitted to the Research Office
    • to login and complete your RFR
    • fully-signed Internal Signature Page – Appendix 2
      (naming convention  LE1901XXXXX_CI SURNAME_INTERNAL SIGNATURES.pdf)
    • Set of Participant and Organisation Written Evidence (Certifications) -  Appendix 3
      (naming convention  LE1901XXXXX_CI SURNAME_WRITTEN EVIDENCE.pdf)

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