AINSE - Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering

 AINSE Ltd  facilitates access to the national facilities at Lucas Heights by universities and other research institutions and provides a focus for cooperation in the nuclear scientific and engineering fields. AINSE arranges for the training of scientific research studentships in matters associated with nuclear science and engineering.

 Funding opportunities offered by AINSE

AINSE 2016 Honours Scholarships - NOW CLOSED

Applications for AINSE Honours Scholarships are now closed.

AINSE Strategic Directions 2014-8

The AINSE Council has in its recent meeting formally endorsed AINSE’s Strategic Directions 2014-18. This provides the framework for developments which will give AINSE more agility, options and influence in facilitating the delivery of nuclear science and engineering. More information

AINSE Winter School 2016

AINSE Winter School 2016

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Post Graduate Research Awards - NOW CLOSED

Applications for 2016 Post Graduate Research Awards - NOW CLOSED. More Information

The AINSE Trust

The purpose of the AINSE Trust, established in 2008, is to provide scholarships and fellowships for Australian students and researchers who are participating in AINSE programs.

You can help by providing a donation to the AINSE Trust. More Information

AINSE congratulates Professor John White who was made an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday honours list. 


Professor White, who has had a long association with AINSE, the Australian Synchrotron and ANSTO, has been recognised for distinguished service to science in the field of chemistry using neutron scattering and for his leadership and mentoring.

"It was a surprise and pleasure to receive the award and I thank those who nominated me, as well as my wife and family who have supported me throughout my scientific life," Professor White said. "They, my students and scientific colleagues in Oxford, in Australia, in France and in Asia, have contributed to the pleasure and excitement of our science. Particularly since coming back to Australia in 1985, I thank the ANU for a chance to start new science in the Institute of Advanced Studies and for the possibility of continuing it, as I am doing at the moment, even after formal retirement."



AINSE Winter School 2016, 18-22 July 2016, AINSE, Lucas Heights

AINSE Managing Director Job Applications - Close 25 July 2016

Role advertised on the website

For more information contact Claire Lenehan, AINSE President - +61 8 8201 2191 /

14th South Pacific Environmental Radioactivity Association Conference (SPERA), 5-9 September 2016, Sanur Paradise Plaza, Bali