About us

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.

  News & Events

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.

Supporting Nuclear Science and Engineering for over 60 years

Scholarships Provided
Years of Service
Member Organisations


National Science Week 2019

From 10 – 18 August 2019, AINSE is delighted to join the Australian scientific community in the annual celebration of National Science Week.

This year, AINSE is taking the opportunity to launch our new website and to shine a spotlight on some of the high-impact research being conducted by our AINSE scholars across Australia and New Zealand. 

To read more about our student research highlights, please visit our News and Events 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 International Travel Scholarship site.

Upcoming Events

ANSTO New User Symposium
10 September 2019

Clayton, VIC, Australia
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AINSE Postgraduate O’Week 
14 – 16 October 2019

Lucas Heights, NSW, Australia
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ANSTO User Meeting
2 – 3 December 2019

Macquarie University, NSW, Australia
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3 – 6 December 2019

Lucas Heights, 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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