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.

Supporting Nuclear Science and Engineering for over 60 years

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2021 Year in Review

As the year draws to a close, the staff at AINSE would like to celebrate some of the successes of 2021 as we look forward to 2022.

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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 for some period between 1st January 2022 and 31st March 2022 can now apply for the 2022 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 March 2022. For more details, including terms & conditions and a link to the online application portal, please visit our Honours Scholarship page.

Student Photo Competition: Winners Announced

AINSE are delighted to announce the winners of the 2021 photo competition, and wish to extend our congratulations to all participating students in what was a very competitive field.

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Congratulations to our 43 new PGRA scholars

AINSE wish to extend our congratulations to the 43 postgraduate students who have been selected to receive an AINSE Postgraduate Research Award (PGRA) commencing in 2021.

The PGRA is a top-up scholarship that may be held until the expiry of the receipient’s Australian Government Research Training Program scholarship or equivalent primary scholarship. In addition to providing a student with a stipend of A$8,250 per annum (an increase of 10% in 2021), the award provides access to ANSTO’s world-class facilities and expertise. An allowance for travel and accommodation expenses associated with access to ANSTO facilities is also provided.

To date, the AINSE PGRA has supported the training of 491 postgraduate students in nuclear science and related fields, in addition to the 43 new awards announced today.

For further information, please visit our PGRA page.

AINSE 2021 Gold Medal Ceremony

On Wednesday 19th May, AINSE had the privilege of awarding two AINSE Gold Medals for excellence in research to Dr. Anna Florin and Professor Neil Saintilan.

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Upcoming Events

26th AINSE Winter School
4–8 July 2022
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AINSE Postgraduate Orientation Week
October 2022 (Nuclear Science Week)
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6th AINSE Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) School
29 November–2 December 2022
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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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