AINSE - Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering

The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) is an integral organisation for enhancing Australia’s capability in nuclear science and engineering by facilitating world-class research and education. AINSE offers a range of programs and services to its members including generous conference support, inspiring symposiums, Honours / Postgraduate scholarships and intensive education schools. These benefits aim to foster scientific advancement and promote an effective collaboration between AINSE members and ANSTO.

 Funding opportunities offered by AINSE

AINSE 2017 Honours Scholarships - NOW CLOSED

Applications for AINSE Honours Scholarships - NOW CLOSED

AINSE Winter School 2017

AINSE Winter School 2017 - 17 - 21 July 2017

Post Graduate Research Awards - NOW CLOSED

Applications for 2017 Post Graduate Research Awards - NOW CLOSED. More Information

Scholarship AINSE ANSTO French Embassy (SAAFE) Research Internship Program

SAAFE Research Internship Program- APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

AINSE Supported Facilities (ASF) Travel Funding 2017 - NOW OPEN

AINSE Supported Facilities (ASF) Travel Funding 2017 - NOW OPEN

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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


The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) is pleased to announce the AINSE gold medal was presented to Professor Ian Gentle at the AINSE Annual General Meeting dinner in May 2017 by the AINSE President Professor Claire Lenehan and AINSE’s original scientific secretary and executive officer Dr Bill Palmer OBE (1958-1988). 

 Professor Gentle is the AINSE Councillor for the University of Queensland, currently serves on the AINSE Board and is the President of the Australian Neutron Beam Users Group (ANBUG).

 Professor Gentle is an internationally recognized leader in surface science, and utilizes a wide array of cutting edge surface and interface analysis techniques in his research including neutron and X-ray reflectivity (NR and XRR).   It is in the context of NR and XRR that he has had an association leading to nineteen papers affiliated with ANSTO staff involving the support of AINSE. Professor Gentle has provided (and continues to provide) significant service and leadership to the AINSE and ANSTO scientific communities over an extensive period of time.

Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Programme

AINSE WISE School to inspire women in STEM to take on leadership roles

The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) is to receive funding through the Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship programme under the National Innovation and Science Agenda. AINSE will use this funding to invite a female student from each of its 35 Australian University members to attend a school at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Lucas Heights. The school will target 1st year University students, with an emphasis on women in STEM, and promote a range of exciting career opportunities in nuclear science and engineering.

The students will have the opportunity to experience first hand some of the research undertaken with the large infrastructure at ANSTO and see the leadership roles that women are currently undertaking in some of these fields. As part of this school AINSE will be inviting leading women in STEM to provide tours, workshops, talks and panel sessions to help inspire women into considering senior leadership roles in STEM. Mentors will also be arranged to provide a more long-term support network for the students to access as they make key career-defining decisions throughout their undergraduate degrees.

"The team at AINSE are delighted by this opportunity and look forward to encouraging women in STEM to pursue leadership roles in the future. By making connections with students early in their undergraduate degrees we hope to highlight the amazing opportunities that are available to women in nuclear science and engineering.”


1st Asia Oceania Forum (AOF) Synchrotron Radiation School, 28 May - 3 June 2017, Australian Synchrotron, Melbourne