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 are now open. Please contact the AINSE office for the application form via email at

Applications close on 15th February 2015.


Applications for 2015 Round 2 OPENING SOON

For funding 1st July 2015 - 31st June 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

AINSE Winter School 2015

AINSE Winter School 2015 13th-17th July

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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.

AOCNS_2015_V2 For more information click here

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


13th Australasian Environmental Isotope Conference (AEIC)

The Institute for Environmental Research at ANSTO is pleased to host the 13th Australasian Environmental Isotope Conference (AEIC) to be held from 8 - 10 July 2015 at the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay in Sydney, NSW.

The applications of stable and radio isotopes to understand environmental processes have expanded tremendously over the last few decades.

The Australasian Environmental Isotope Conference (AEIC) is held every two years and provides a relaxed forum for Australasian scientists and natural resource managers to meet and discuss advances, applications and the integration of environmental isotopes in all aspects of environmental sciences and natural resource management.

The major themes for the 13th AEIC are:

1. Isotopes in terrestrial and aquatic ecology

2. Isotopes in hydrology and hydrogeology

3. Isotopes in global environmental change science

4. Isotopes in geochronology and environmental studies

5. Isotopes in natural resource management

6. Frontiers and advances in isotope techniques


Important dates:

Abstract submission: by 27 February 2015

Notification of acceptance of abstract presentation: by 3 April 2015

Early registration: by 17 April 2015
$500 (regular attendees)
$250 (students)

Late registration: after 17 April 2015
$600 (regular attendees)
$300 (students)

AINSE will be providing student travel scholarships to help with airfares to the conference.

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AINSE Winter School 2015


AINSE is offering a prestigious scholarship to selected senior undergraduate students from AINSE member universities interested in the use of nuclear science and techniques, across a range of disciplines.

The School will be held at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) at Lucas Heights about 30km south of Sydney.


The Winter School includes:

-tours of ANSTO labs and facilities;

-lectures and experimental sessions;

-an opportunity to develop an honours year experiment;

-high profile guest speakers;

-an extensive social program including an evening cruise on Sydney Harbour.


The AINSE Winter School is from the 13-17th July 2015.