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Weekly newsletter | vol 47 no 16 | 25–29 April 2022


Director's Message

Dear Colleagues,

Hope you found time to enjoy the autumn outdoors over the long weekend. We had sad news last week with the passing of Bernie King, a former and foundational technical staff member of EME (seen above). While he retired from ANU almost a decade ago, many will remember his great willingness to help staff and students alike. His funeral will be held on Thursday, April 28, 1:30pm at Norwood Park Crematorium.

Those submitting requests for Strategic Research Funding support of LIEF bids from the DVC(RI) can speak to their Heads today for guidance on School support. The requests are due with College Research Office by 5pm today.

In the next few weeks I plan on opening up the new building for a general walk through. I'll keep you posted.

Enjoy the short week. I'll be travelling with Prof Mark Knackstedt (MP) and Dr Victor Pantano (BEC) in Perth this week but will be available by email.



Roundtable Discussion on NMP Impact on ARC Schemes

Katherine Hammersley, Research Services Division, and Sarah Adams, Office of Business Engagement and Commercialisation, are inviting all academics and research management staff to a roundtable discussion on Friday, 29 April 2022 at 12pm.

Join Zoom Meeting

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JDRF Australia 2022 PhD Top-up Scholarships

JDRF Australia is inviting applications for 2022 PhD Top-up Scholarships. 

PhD Top-up Scholarships are designed to support and encourage PhD students pursuing research in the field of type 1 diabetes. The Scholarship will provide successful candidates with additional funding, on top of their PhD stipend, full-time or pro-rated part-time, contingent to satisfactory progress.

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Applications Are Now Invited For The First 2022 Round of The Indigenous Professional Staff Grants Program (IPSGP)

Applications for the second round of the IPSGP are open, with a closing date of Friday 30 April 2022 at 5:00pm.

Indigenous Professional Staff Grants will be for Colleges, Schools, Service Divisions or other ANU academic or administrative units for activities that contribute to Indigenous employment outcomes, including encouraging continuing employment and professional mobility, maximising development and transfer of job skills and supporting individual career strategies and goals

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New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Program

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Program  provides funding to support participation by undergraduate students in study, internships, mentorships, practicums, and research in 40 host locations across the Indo-Pacific region. 

NCP is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the defined region. Funding is provided for both short-term (minimum of 14 continuous days) and semester length programs, with grant amounts of between $1500 - $7000 (depending on the duration and type of the program) available per student participating in the program/project. 

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ARC Linkage Projects 2022 Round 1

Applications for Assessment Round 1 of ARC Linkage Projects 2022 (LP22) are now open in RMS and will close on 01 August 2022.

If you are planning to submit an LP22 application and haven’t notified our office yet, please submit us your Notice of Intent (NoI) by filling this form here.

Those who express interest in applying will be provided with further information on application resources and the College of Science internal timeline.


What To Do If You Test Positive For COVID-19

If you test positive to COVID-19, please:

  1. Register your positive result with ACT Health using this online form, or with the state/territory health authority where you are located.
  2. Alert the University through this online form.
  3. Apply for personal leave.
  4. Isolate for at least seven days after the day you test positive.


Australian Institute of Physics Awards

The deadline to apply for the Australian Institute of Physics awards is fast approaching (May 1st).

Please consider applying if you feel you would be competitive or think about someone to nominate.

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Nicolas Baudin Interships and Travel Grants to France

Applications for the 2022 Nicolas Baudin Program are now open!

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Physics World Careers 2022 Guide

Making decisions about your career can be an exciting process, but for most people it’s also a tricky one. It can be hard enough to find out what jobs even exist, let alone whether they would be a good match for your skills and interests.

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Returning to Campus

Updated Process and Mask Protocols

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2022 Wall Planners

2022 wall planners are available now at the Store.




Departmental seminars

Professor Srubabati Goswami - 28 April
Latest developments and challenges in neutrino physics
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School Seminar Program - 28 April

III-V semiconductor nanowires for multispectral photodetection and imaging - Dr Ziyuan Li

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Know your administrators...

L-R: Belinda Barbour, Sonia Padrun, Petra Rickman, Nikki Azzopardi, & Julie Arnold

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Know your School team...

Sue Berkeley -
Finance Team Leader

Goran Radovanovic -
Stores Services  

Patrick Romero - Stores/Purchasing Services


Know your student admin...

Liudmila (Luda) Mangos -
Higher Degree Research admin
C3.02C, Cockcroft bldg (Thurs 9:30-5pm)

Siobhan Ryman -
Physics Education Centre admin and HDR
1.05, Bldg 38A (Tues 8.30-4pm) ; C3.02C, Cockcroft bldg (Mon,Thurs-Fri 8.30-4pm)


HDR Update

Development & Training in April

26 | Publishing in Journals (HASS)
28 | Publishing in Journals (STEM)

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Free Flu Vaccinations

To provide flexibility for our staff in 2022, the ANU are offering three options for receiving your free flu vaccination:

1. On campus at the ANU Medical Centre 

2. On campus at the University Pharmacy 

3. Off campus by accessing a voucher code to be used at a Terry White Chemist in Canberra

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Tweet Series

The Researcher Development team are starting a new tweet series for @ANUresearcher! This tweet series is intended to be fun AND rewarding – a collaborative storytelling about the highs and lows of HDR student life – Hannah Carle, a RD casual is creating graphic mosaics based on different themes each week. 

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From Previous Weeks...

COVID-19 Extension Scholarship

Mandatory Training Courses for School Induction and Building Access - All Persons

Australian Academy of Science 2023 Award Nominations


Physics @ ANU



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