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 - LE25

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 round.

All UNSW researchers intending to apply for an ARC LIEF grant (through UNSW or as part of a bid led by another Institution) commencing in 2025 (LE25) must complete and submit a full Notification of Intent (NOI) - due 12 Feb 2024.

This follows on from the Early EOIs that were due in November - providing additional/confirmed information on the proposed application. A full NOI is required for both UNSW and non-UNSW led applications.


Full Notice of Intent (NOI) Workbook and Instructions:

Please note that the submission of an early EOI does not replace the requirement for a full NOI, which is a formal application to the University for financial and in-kind support for your LIEF application.

An NOI is required for ALL LE25 applications, whether led by us or another institution. The workbook and instructions can be downloaded here:

Please note that you must sign into the research website (using the 'Login' button on top right) before you can download the following files.


Information Session


Full grant guidelines and other grant information will be published on GrantConnect. UNSW resources will be published by the RGC after proposals open: RGC LE25 Resource Page

 Key Dates for ARC LIEF 2025:

6 November 2023 - closed - any feedback will be provided by end 2023.

  • Internal LE24 Information Session

29 November 2023 - 10:30am via Teams

  • Proposals open in RMS 

24 Jan 2024

  • Full Notice of Intent (NOI) deadline:
12 February 2024
  • Internal Strategic Workshop for Applicants

mid-late February - TBA via direct invite to NOI submissions

  • Internal Deadline for Strategic Review

4 March 2024

  • RGC internal deadline for compliance review:

19 March 2024

  • Final application due to RGC
  • External ARC deadline:

9 April 2024



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:

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


To highlight our commitment to these principles, the UNSW 3Rs 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