The HEEF Advisory board hasreleased the draft HEEF guidelines for the 2009 funding
round. The purpose of the Guidelines is to assist eligible
higher education institutions to apply for funding through the
HEEF Grants Program.
In order for Universities to obtain their share of the 2009
funding round, they should start considering what projects
should be submitted at the expression of interest
("EOI") stage. Proposals must be submitted to the
HEEF Secretariat prior to 3 July 2008. We note that the
projects included in the EOI must be endorsed by the Vice
Chancellor, or equivalent.
Each University may submit no more than three EOI proposals.
Furthermore, if more than one proposal is submitted, the
University must indicate their priority order. Each University
will be eligible to apply for HEEF grants in excess of $10
million and no more than $100 million.
In determining which EOI's will proceed to Stage 2
(the application phase), the HEEF Advisory board will use the
following principles to identify strategically focused
investments which will be recommended to the Minister to obtain
Investments will build the teaching, learning and/or
research capacity of institutions and individuals to develop
world class Australian institutions;
Collaboration is encouraged;
Internal and external co-investment is encouraged where
Investments should be aligned with the
institution's strategic goals and missions;
Institutions should show how they will acquire the
research, teaching and learning expertise to ensure
facilities are used to best effect;
Institutions should show that they will acquire project
management skills and all other components necessary for the
investment to be successful;
Institutions will demonstrate financial viability and
have clear and effective financial arrangements in place for
the management of the investment.
Universities should commence preparing a strategic plan to
determine which project will be considered a priority for the
University and also the projects that are most likely to
satisfy the above criteria.
Furthermore, as the guidelines are still in draft form,
there is still opportunity to contribute to the selection and
assessment process. National consultations will be conducted to
discuss the draft guidelines during March and early April 2008.
Moore Stephens will be attending a consultation session
regarding the draft guidelines.
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