Nation-building Funds

Education Investment Fund

The Education Investment Fund (EIF) was established on 1 January 2009 by the Nation-building Funds Act 2008 [External Site] (the NBF Act) to finance capital investment in higher education infrastructure and vocational education and training infrastructure (that is, capital expenditure and renewal and refurbishment in universities and vocational education and training institutions, research facilities and major research institutions).

The EIF designated Ministers, in accordance with the NBF Act, have developed and tabled the EIF Evaluation Criteria [External Site] to be applied by the EIF Advisory Board [External Site] in giving advice regarding potential projects to be funded from the EIF.


Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations [External Site]

Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research [External Site]

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Last updated: 18 October 2013