Infrastructure Funding Schemes

The Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research Infrastructure) provides strategic advice for external infrastructure funding schemes. The main infrastructure specific funding schemes are listed below. Please contact us via if you are considering applying to either scheme.

ARC Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

The PVCRI will assist applicants to the ARC LIEF scheme with strategic advice on their new and resubmitted applications. Resources to assist you with your application will be available on the Research Grants & Contracts dedicated LIEF resource page closer to the opening date of the next round.

In the meantime, please see links to:

LIEF2022 Information Session held on 16 October 2020 - Slides from the presentation

Notice of Intension Workbook - Template and Instructions

Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)

The ARDC regularly announces funding opportunities to support research data initiatives of national significance. The link to the ARDC web page is found here: Open calls - ARDC. UNSW, through the ResTech, can provide strategic support and in some cases co-funding, to support projects meeting UNSW priorities.   

For initial enquiries please email

UNSW 3Rs Grant Scheme

The principles of the 3Rs are central to the ethical conduct of research involving animals and are defined in the Governing Principles of Australia’s animal research Code as:

  • the Replacement of animals with other methods; 
  • the Reduction in the number of animals used; and
  • the Refinement of techniques used to minimise the adverse impact on animals.

To highlight our commitment to these principles, the UNSW 3Rs (U3Rs) Grant Scheme has been developed to support science-based projects with a primary goal of replacing, reducing or refining the use of animals in biomedical research.

Further information may be found here