The Australian Research Council’s LIEF scheme provides funding for research infrastructure, equipment and facilities to eligible organisations.

LIEF funding recipients are required to plan for the use of the proposed research infrastructure, including proposed arrangements for broader access to individuals not named on the funded LIEF Proposal, and the alignment of this planned use with other similar existing infrastructure within Australia and/or internationally.

These requirements align closely to the AIB labs objectives. A significant number of Research Infrastructure Fund grants awarded to AIB Labs facilities have been used to leverage much larger amounts of funding through the LIEF scheme.



The LIEF Register lists the infrastructure, equipment and facilities which have been funded under the LIEF scheme.

The register facilitates the searching for, and the coordination of access to, equipment. Persons interested in obtaining access to specific existing infrastructure listed in the LIEF Register should contact the relevant organisation directly.