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


Applications for AINSE Honours Scholarships have now CLOSED. Applicants will be advised of the results in late March 2015.

AINSE Research Awards 2016 are NOW OPEN

Applications for 2016 Round 1 are NOW OPEN

For funding 1st January 2016 - 31st December 2016.

The Chief Investigator must be employed as a researcher at the member organisation. 

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

2015 Post Graduate Research Awards NOW CLOSED.

Applications for 2015 Post Graduate Research Awards (application form PGRA-2015) are NOW CLOSED.

WNU Nuclear Olympiad 2015

Nuclear Techniques for Global Development - The World Nuclear University (WNU) is pleased to announce that the Nuclear Olympiad 2015 is now open for submissions.

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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 Winter School 2015


19th AINSE Winter School Participants

AINSE Winter School 2015 lived up to its name, offering the students the coldest week in Sydney for 15 years. The students stayed warm in their AINSE Winter School Onesie’s! The School opened with Josh Richards, who found his true calling in late 2012 when he discovered the Mars One project, and is now one of 100 worldwide astronaut candidates short-listed.  The school followed a planetary theme, finishing with a planetary panel consisting of high profile ANSTO scientists, and certificate ceremony presented by Dr Adi Paterson. Dr Cathy Foley continued to inspire early career scientists with her presentation on women in science, and work life balance. The science talks were opened to all local high school students, and many schools attended the events during the week.

This year’s school introduced new social activities to the program, including a Movie and Trivia night which were well received. In conjunction with ANSTO Researchers, AINSE produced a student project booklet for students interested in pursuing a career in research, with over 20 ANSTO researchers attending the research roundup dinner on Thursday evening. Students were encouraged to discussed prospective projects with the researchers and many one on one meetings were coordinated during the school.  

AINSE would like to thank everyone that helped make this an awesome winter school!




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