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Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

The Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities scheme provides funding for research infrastructure, equipment and facilities to eligible organisations.

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.

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.

Objectives

The objectives of the Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities scheme are to:

  • encourage institutions to develop collaborative arrangements among themselves, across the higher education sector and with organisations outside the sector, in order to develop research infrastructure;
  • support large-scale cooperative initiatives involving two or more institutions, thereby allowing expensive facilities to be shared; and
  • enhance support for areas of research strength.

Applications for funding under the Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities scheme are processed once a year.

Content Last Modified:

17/05/11


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