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
Eligible Ph.D. students from AINSE Member Institutions who are in receipt of a Research Training Program (RTP) or equivalent award, and utilising ANSTO facilities as part of their Ph.D. research, can now apply for the 2024 round of the AINSE Postgraduate Research Awards (PGRAs).
AINSE PGRA Scholars will receive a stipend of A$9,000 per annum in addition to travel and accommodation allowances to assist them in their research.
Applications are now being sought from eligible Ph.D. students undertaking research projects in the areas of Archaeology, Geosciences & Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences, and Materials Science & Engineering.
Applications close on 15 April 2024. For more details, including terms & conditions and the link to our new online application portal, please visit our Postgraduate Research Award page
Eligible Ph.D. students from AINSE Member Institutions who are in receipt of a Research Training Program (RTP) or equivalent award, and undertaking a Ph.D. program aligned with ANSTO’s research priorities, can now apply for the 2024 round of the AINSE Residential Student Scholarships (RSS).
AINSE RSS Scholars will receive a stipend of A$9,000 per annum, in addition to extended travel and accommodation allowances, to assist them in their research.
The RSS differs from a Postgraduate Research Award (PGRA) in that a RSS student must be onsite at an ANSTO facility (at Lucas Heights and/or Clayton) for an average of six months per year or more, which can be as a single block of time or as separate visitations.
Expressions of interest are now being sought from Ph.D. students whose research topics closely align with ANSTO’s research programmes: The Environment, Human Health, Nuclear Technologies, Defence and Space Industries, and Fusion. In addition, opportunities may also exist for postgraduate students interested in contracted research and industrial engagement projects in the defence industry area, and for postgraduate students interested in fusion research that aligns with ANSTO and ITER activities.
Applications close on 15 April 2024. For more details, including terms & conditions and a link to our new online application portal, please visit our Residential Student Scholarship page
The AINSE team wish you a safe and happy holiday season, and a great year of research ahead, as we reflect on the successes of 2023.
AINSE, in partnership with ANSTO, the Embassy of France in Australia and the Embassy of France in New Zealand, are delighted to announce that applications for the next round of the SAAFE Program are now open for international travel in the period 1st October 2024 – 31st December 2025.
The Scholarship AINSE ANSTO French Embassies (SAAFE) Program is an exciting international exchange opportunity open to Early Career Researchers at the PhD and postdoctoral level. Each successful applicant is provided with costs towards a return flight and up to A$200 per week (up to a maximum of 26 weeks) to support accommodation expenses associated with a visit from:
- Australia/New Zealand to France, or
- France to Australia.
The SAAFE Program supports Early Career Researchers to expand research and innovation activities in nuclear science and engineering within the areas of Health, Environment and Nuclear Technologies, and to initiate sustainable research networks and linkages to support Australia, New Zealand and France in research and innovation.
Eligible applicants must be a PhD student in, or hold a postdoctoral appointment at, a French university or AINSE-member university. The research project must be in collaboration with at least one researcher employed by ANSTO or another Australian AINSE-member institution, and at least one researcher employed by a French university or French research institution.
The research internship is required to take place over 8 – 26 weeks between 1st October 2024 and 31st December 2025.
Applications close 1st July 2024. For more information, including the application form and terms & conditions, please visit our SAAFE website.
AINSE are pleased to announce the opening of our new Pathway Scholarships for Honours and Masters students, alongside our new and improved online portal for scholarship applications.
Eligible students from AINSE Member institutions who will be enrolled in any Honours program OR Masters program, for some period between 1st January 2024 and 31st March 2024, can now apply for the 2024 AINSE Pathway Scholarship. The Pathway Scholarship replaces our previous Honours Scholarship, and expands that offering to include ALL students enrolled in any Masters degree.
AINSE Pathway Scholars will receive a one-off A$5,000 stipend to assist them in their studies.
Applications close on 15 March 2024. For more details, including terms & conditions and a link to the new online application portal, please visit our Pathway Scholarship page.
It is with deep sadness that the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) remembers the late Emeritus Professor John William White, who passed away on 16 August 2023.
It is with deep sadness that AINSE informs the scientific community that Mr E.A. (Bill) Palmer, the first Scientific Secretary/Executive Officer of AINSE, recently passed away in September 2022. Bill made an enormous contribution to Nuclear Science and Engineering as the leader of AINSE from 1959 – 1988.
28th AINSE Winter School
1–5 July 2024
Limited on-site visits at ANSTO’s Lucas Heights campus
AINSE Postgraduate Orientation Week
Nuclear Science Week, October 2024
Lucas Heights, NSW, Australia & Online
8th AINSE Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) School
2–6 December 2024
Lucas Heights, NSW, Australia & Online
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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