SIEF Announces new Medium Equipment Program

The Science Industry Endowment Fund has recently announced a new program, SIEF Medium Equipment Program (MEP).

The MEP is a new program designed to address a gap in funding for research equipment in the medium range ($500,000 – $4M).

The MEP aims to:

  • facilitate Australian innovation in areas of greatest strategic impact;
  • encourage a coordinated investment approach in research infrastructure;
  • grow capability and capacity of equipment stock available to researchers; and
  • encourage greater collaboration – nationally, internationally and with industry.


To be eligible for the MEP, the Lead Applicant must be CSIRO and the equipment located at a CSIRO site. CSIRO will conduct a review process to ensure only high quality applications which meet all the eligibility criteria are submitted to SIEF. applications must be endorsed by CSIRO and any other collaborators. Funding is available for the purchase of equipment, with at least 50% co-investment by applicants and/or and collaborators.

Further Information

Please visit the SIEF website to view more about the MEP, including the terms and eligibility criteria.

Potential collaborators are advised to contact the relevant CSIRO Business Unit Director or Deputy Director.

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