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 



Application for AINSE Honours Scholarships will open in December 2014.


Applications for 2015 Round 1 CLOSED

For funding 1st January-31st December 2015.

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

AINSE Winter School 2015

AINSE Winter School 2015 13th-17th July

More Information


2015 Post Graduate Research Awards OPEN FEBRUARY 2015

Applications for 2015 Post Graduate Research Awards open late February 2015 with applications due on 15th April 2015.  Sucessful students will commence 1st July 2015.

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 Board Member receives Australian Nuclear Association Award 2014

AINSE is proud to announce the success of AINSE Board Member Dr Rob Robinson.  Dr Robinson is the recipient of the Australian Nuclear Association (ANA) award for 2014.  This award was presented to Dr Robinson at the annual ANA luncheon held in Sutherland on Friday 5th December. The award is in recognition of his contribution to the establishment of the Bragg Institute at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) as a world class facility for using neutrons and X-rays for research and industry.  Dr Robinson’s commitment to the development of the instrumentation on the OPAL neutron beams has highlighted the importance of the OPAL reactor as a leading science facility in Australia.



                                    Dr Rob Robinson is congratulated by AINSE Managing Director Dr Paul Di Pietro


Merry Christmas!

Happy New 2015!


AINSE will re-open on

Monday 12 January, 2015