Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol45 Issue45 9–13 November 2020

EOI for Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 2022 (LE22)

The College of Science invites expressions of interests for the Australian Research Council Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 2022 (LE22) scheme. This scheme enables researchers to participate in cooperative initiatives so that expensive research infrastructure, equipment and facilities can be shared between higher education organisations and also with industry.


If you intend to apply to this scheme, please complete the online EOI form (link below) before 15th Nov 2020, for both ANU-led and externally led proposals. Please complete one EOI form per proposal.


Strategic Research Funds (SRF)

The information that you provide in the EOI form will help the Office of the DVCRI assess likely SRF demand. Please note that we are awaiting confirmation from the DVCRI Office on the SRF policy for LIEF 2022 applications. This will be communicated to all applicants who express interest as soon as the information is available.

Key Dates

Following are the key dates from the ARC Website:

Applications Open: 27 January 2021
Applications Close: 31 March 2021

The ARC LE22 Grant Guidelines are available on our intranet here.

Further information, including complete documentation from the ARC and the full ANU timeline, will be provided to applicants who express interest in due course.

LIEF Workshop

Please see here a recorded workshop on LIEF.


Department of Industry Citizen Science Grants – Round 2

The Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, under its Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme, invites applications for its citizen science grants. These support research projects that provide opportunities for the public to engage in science and peer-reviewed scientific research projects that include collecting and analysing data, formulating questions and organising research teams. Up to $500,000 is available over 4 years.

This round will address the following focus areas:

disaster resilience and preparedness; environmental change; cybersecurity and artificial intelligence; food and agribusiness.

As applications are limited to 1 per organisation, could any interested applicants please let the Research Office know as soon as possible, or before 9AM, 10 Nov 2020.


CRO EOI Deadline: 9AM, 10 Nov 2020

Additional information:

Funder deadline: 17 Dec 2020


Open Problems in Nuclear and Particle Physics

The OPRA Association seeks to fund researchers who wish to investigate the discrepancies between existing theories and experimental findings, and the mathematical consistency of physical theories. Funds are available for up to 3 years, and up to USD 50,000/year in nuclear and particle physics.

More information here: and

Funder deadline 15 April 2021.


Australian Space Agency Moon to Mars Initiative

The Moon to Mars initiative gives Australian businesses and researchers the opportunity to showcase their immense knowledge and capabilities in projects that can support NASA’s Moon to Mars program. The Demonstrator Program (up to $200,000 available per grant) showcases Australian industry’s strengths to the world. It provides a pathway to develop and launch products into space that will create new capability and build space heritage, and enable new business ventures, revenue streams or markets.

Funder deadline: 22 Dec 2020


US Funding Workshop on Private Foundation Funding

This workshop will provide an overview of how Advancement at the ANU approaches, negotiates and secures philanthropic funding. Come find out whether your research could be funded through the growing avenue of philanthropic funding.

Speakers: Head of Advancement Carson Walburn, and Director of ANU North American Liaison Office Paul Harris

Date and time: 11 November 2020 12pm -1pm AEST

Location: Zoom

Please RSVP to


Industry engagement: the art of underpromising and overdelivering

In this workshop, Associate Professor Jong Chow from the Research School of Physics will share his insights on how to establish, maintain and expand successful partnerships with industry partners.

Date & Time: 17 November 2020, 12-1300

Zoom details:


European Research Days 2020 (25-27 November)

The European Research Days is an annual flagship event of EURAXESS Australia & New Zealand, organised in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to Australia and the Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand. The event focuses on providing the research community with information and support for scientific exchange and collaboration with their peers in Europe.

Seats are limited, and registration is mandatory:

Draft agenda here:


Engagement and Impact Resources for Funding Applications

The RSD Engagement and Impact Team have been working to develop some resources to help researchers and research support personnel to plan for and articulate impact, particularly for use in funding applications. Please feel free to use or share the resources below: