For over 60 years, AINSE has provided pathways and networks for scientific collaboration and facilitated world-class research and education across Australia and New Zealand.

From environmental research to materials engineering; from honours projects to early-career research: AINSE offers a variety of scholarships to support students in nuclear science, engineering, and related research fields.

Stay up-to-date with the latest news from AINSE, including details of upcoming AINSE-supported conferences and the annual AINSE Winter Schools and WISE Schools for undergraduate students.

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3rd AINSE WISE School concludes

In the first week of December 2019, AINSE’s third annual Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) School saw 60 students from 35 universities across Australia and New Zealand join a diverse group of researchers, entrepreneurs and distinguished guests to network and share their experiences. 

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AINSE Honours Scholarships: Applications Now Open

Eligible students from AINSE Member Institutions who are enrolled in an Honours (or equivalent) program can now apply for the AINSE Honours Scholarship.

AINSE Honours Scholars will receive a one-off A$5,000 stipend to assist them in their studies.

Applications close on 15 February 2020For more details, including terms & conditions and the online application form, please visit our Honours Scholarship page.

Student Photography Competition

AINSE are in search of new artworks to liven up the AINSE Building. We would like our artwork to represent what AINSE is all about – our students, and their research in collaboration with ANSTO.

If you are a past or present AINSE scholar, we would like to give YOU the chance to showcase your AINSE research-related photos. You will also have the chance to win 1 of 3 prizes.

Don’t delay, submissions close on December 8.

For more details, including terms & conditions and how to apply, please visit our competition page.

Particle Therapy Tour of Japan

In August 2018, AINSE, with assistance from ANSTO, conducted a second Particle Therapy Tour in Japan. The tour, hosted by AINSE Managing Director Michelle Durant and ANSTO Physicist Dr. Dale Prokopovich, illustrated Japan’s development of proton and carbon ion therapy from early experimental stages through to patient treatments in the hospital setting.

A video showcasing the 2018 AINSE Study Tour, produced by Australia’s Science Channel, can be viewed on the AINSE Website.

AINSE are now seeking expressions of interest for the 2020 Study Tour of Particle Therapy in Japan, to be held from 16-19 August 2020. For more details, please visit our Study Tour page.

AINSE International Travel Scholarships

PhD students from AINSE Member Universities who wish to present their AINSE-supported research at an overseas conference are encouraged to apply for an AINSE International Travel Scholarship.

Applications are open year-round, with up to A$1,000 awarded to cover flight costs to and from the international conference. 

To find out more, visit our Travel Scholarship site

Upcoming Events

32nd Australian Colloid and Surface Science Student Conference 
28–31 January 2020

Federation University Gippsland Campus, VIC, Australia
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8–13 March 2020

Sydney, NSW, Australia
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29 April – 1 May 2020

Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
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15th Australasian Environmental Isotope Conference
29 June – 1 July 2020

Ballina, NSW, Australia
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The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE Ltd.) is an integral organisation for enhancing Australia’s and New Zealand’s capabilities in nuclear science, engineering, and related research fields by facilitating world-class research and education. 

AINSE offers a range of programs and services to its members, including generous domestic and international conference support, scholarships for honours & postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers, and intensive undergraduate education schools. These benefits aim to foster scientific advancement and promote an effective collaboration between AINSE members and ANSTO.

We respectfully acknowledge the Dharawal nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which AINSE is located.

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