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Weekly newsletter | vol 44 no 3 | 21–25 January 2019


Acting Director's Message

Dear Colleagues,

The National Youth Science Forum Program has just finished. Thanks to those who have helped making this year’s edition a success.

The Major Equipment Grant applications closes today. Good luck to those who have applied! 

Once again, please don’t forget the RSPE and CoS peer review deadline of January 30th for the ARC Discovery and DECRA rounds coming up. This peer review process can strongly strengthen your proposals.

The above picture shows the participants to the 25th Canberra International Physics Summer School – “The Invisible Universe”. After a first week dedicated to Dark Matter and Neutrino Physics, the School now focuses on Gravitational Waves and Dark Energy (see below). 

Don’t forget the Physics in the Pub Tuesday (see below) organised as a satellite event to the Summer School, and open to everyone. 

Best wishes,



How to book EU jobs/service requests

Please use the Technical Workshop Work Management System to submit and track job requests directly with the Technical Workshops.

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Recruitment and Selection of Staff Training

Staff within the ANU who supervise an individual or team (or who may do so in the future), are required to have undertaken Recruitment & Selection of Staff Training (RMHR02) to be able to act as Chair on a Selection Committee.

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The 25th Canberra International Physics Summer School – “The Invisible Universe”

The 25th Canberra International Physics Summer School – “The Invisible Universe” Continues this week.

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The Invisible Universe - Astronomy in the Pub - 22 January 2019

Join us to explore some mind-blowing physics, with talks, songs, games and beer to bring out your inner nerd. 

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Workshop - Tips for uploading publications to RMS

You are invited to attend a workshop covering how to upload your publications in to RMS. The workshop will be held two weeks in a row: Wednesday 23 and 30 January, 10.30am to 11.30am.

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ARC LIEF 2020: Grant Guidelines and Key Dates

The ARC has released the Grant Guidelines and key dates for Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) 2020 (LE20).

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Research Contracts New Process

In 2018, the Science based research contracts team transitioned to a university-based research contracts team. To ensure consistency across the Colleges, ‘in-principle’ school approval will be required to commence the review of research contracts (non- ARC/NHRMC agreements) and to proceed with negotiation on behalf of the university.

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Director's Office
Tim Senden will be away on field work during the summer. The acting Director will be as follows:

21 - 25 Jan : Cedric Simenel
28 Jan - 1 Feb : Lan Fu

Uyen Nguyen is acting Senior School Administrator 14-31 Jan 2019.


RSPE Orientation

Every Monday at 10:00am all new starters are invited to meet at reception to have a short tour of the School’s central areas and receive a welcome pack.

Bookings are not required.


Finance Team Notifications

Note that it is mandatory to purchase stationery, office supplies and furniture from WINC. 

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2019 ARC Acquittal Statement period.  RSPE’s College Finance team ask that all CIs and Administrators please, liaise and respond to all queries and requests from the Finance team members during this very critical ARC Statement period.


RSPE Contacts

Jaeger Hub

Jaeger HR Team


RSPE Social Media

Just a reminder that RSPE has a Facebook page and a Twitter account.

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Keep Informed

ANU Events

(CHM/CoS) Deans' Bulletin 

JCS Strategic Priorities Plan

RSPE Building Updates



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