Key dates for ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 2023

  • Internal Expression of Interest (EOI) process opens: 18 October 2021
  • Internal EOI process closes: 24 November 2021
  • Applications open in Research Management System (RMS): 27 January 2022
  • Internal Cash Proforma due to Faculty/Institute/Centre: 9 February 2022
  • Applications due to UQ R&I: 9 March 2022
  • Requests Not to Assess to be submitted in RMS: 23 March 2022
  • Applications close with ARC: 6 April 2022
  • Rejoinder period: 13 July to 26 July 2022
  • Rejoinders due to UQ R&I: tba
  • Anticipated announcement: Fourth quarter 2022


The Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) scheme fosters collaboration through its support of the cooperative use of international and national research facilities.

Researchers are able to participate in cooperative initiatives so that expensive infrastructure, equipment and facilities can be shared between higher education organisations and also with industry.

How to apply

Expression of Interest

UQ is using this light touch Expression of Interest (EOI) to ensure that the University’s proposals are closely aligned with UQ and sector requirements and to allow for strategic input into the application .

The EOI form can be accessed here.

Cash Proforma

Once the project concept is approved centrally UQ R&I will advise teams so that they can continue to work on their applications and to prepare a cash proforma (available soon). This should be submitted to your Faculty/Institute/Centre at the earliest opportunity who will then submit to UQ R&I.

Full Applications

Endorsed UQ lead LIEF teams prepare a full proposal as follows:

Step 1. RMS updates and scheme reading

  • Update your full profile in RMS ‘Person Profile’. If any team members are new to RMS and need a login/password, start early.
  • Familiarise yourself with the key ARC and UQ documentation.

Step 2. Completing the application

Step 3. UQR&I internal review and feedback

  • Ahead of internal review, ensure all online components are complete and validated, generate a whole-of-application PDF for your records, and select 'Submit to Research Office' in RMS to submit the application.
  • To initiate review, email your completed LE23 Application Coversheet and Pending and newly funded ARC grants form to UQ R&I at
  • If lodging a Request Not to Assess, email your completed form to UQ R&I by the internal closing date.
  • Also provide completed UQ Certification Proformas.
  • Internal review by UQ R&I/feedback provided (compliance/eligibility/grantsmanship).

Readership and researcher support

Before applying, we recommend you:

Key documents


Before applying, please review the full suite of documents available from the Australian Government grants information system. Documentation from the previous round is archived on GrantConnect, (login required).

Additional ARC documents


Resources will be updated once the LE23 round opens.

Additional Resources


Rejoinders and rebuttal

In the ARC assessment and rejoinder process, proposal comments from external assessors will be made available to applicants, who may be given the opportunity to submit a rejoinder.