Minister for Education, Julia Gillard and Minister for Innovation, Kim Carr today announced the opening the 2009 round of the Rudd Government's major higher education infrastructure investment fund.
The Education Investment Fund (EIF), announced in the recent Budget, is an $11 billion fund that will fuel strategic investment in Australia's universities, vocational education institutions and major research institutes.
In the 2009 funding round, $304 million is available for new research facilities or capital expenditure in Australia's universities. Expressions of Interest for funding close on 14 August, and those short listed will be invited to submit full applications. Successful projects will then be announced in July 2009.
A copy of the announcement is available at