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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AINSE Statement regarding COVID-19:
10th November 2020

The health and wellbeing of our scholars, staff and collaborators is our highest priority. The AINSE team is working to assist all of our members during this time. In developing this precautionary approach, AINSE has consulted widely with stakeholders and taken the national and state guidelines, as well as equity of access, into account. At the AINSE Board meeting held on 10 November 2020, key activities for the January – March 2021 period were discussed in response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

AINSE continues to offer events and scholarships throughout 2020 – 2021. Our annual Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) School has moved to an online format in December 2020 and we will work continuously with the research community to explore how AINSE programs can best adapt to support their needs.

Please see the full list of current changes to upcoming AINSE events and programs below until 31 March 2021.

The Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) Mentorship Program continues to run via videoconferencing and online discussion sessions as per the regular schedule.

The Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) School will be held online with the Mentorship Program to continue to run via videoconferencing as usual.

Honours scholarships will continue on schedule, with applications open from December 1, 2020 to February 15, 2021. Successful applicants who defer their Honours enrolment will be accommodated

All current participants of the Scholarship AINSE ANSTO French Embassy (SAAFE) program have received a six-month no cost extension.

The Postgraduate Research Award (PGRA) application round will proceed on schedule in 2021.

Residential Student Scholarship (RSS) application round will proceed on schedule in 2021.

Early-Career Research Grant (ECRG) application results were announced in September 2020.

Existing PGRA scholars will be assisted with their individual research requirements and extensions matched with underlying primary scholarships when approved by the host university. Existing ECRG holders have been offered a six-month no cost extension.

A new program is planned for 2021 to help postgraduate students with career professional development opportunities.


AINSE continues to support the research community and monitor the ongoing situation.

Please feel free to share this correspondence, of 10 November 2020, with your research community where appropriate.

Kind regards,
AINSE Board and Management.
Tuesday 10 November 2020

 

2021 AINSE Winter School (Online): Nominations now open

The annual AINSE Winter School offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for senior undergraduate students to discover the potential for further research in nuclear science and related technologies. In an entirely-online format in 2021, students can meet and engage with future research collaborators, gain deep insight into ANSTO’s landmark research facilities, and network with other like-minded students from all across Australia and New Zealand.

Nominations for the 25th AINSE Winter School, held online from 5-9 July 2021, are open to all senior undergraduate students interested in learning about the techniques of nuclear analysis. Such techniques have applications across a wide range of disciplines, including archaeology, biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, materials science, medicine, nanotechnology, and physics.

Please visit our Winter School page for more information, and contact your local AINSE Councillor to apply.

AINSE Postgraduate Research Awards (PGRAs): Applications now open

Eligible 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 Research Higher Degree program, can now apply for the 2021 round of the AINSE Postgraduate Research Awards (PGRAs).

AINSE PGRA Scholars will receive an increased stipend of A$8,250 per annum from 2021, in addition to generous travel and accommodation allowances, to assist them in their research.

Applications are now being sought from eligible postgraduate students undertaking research projects in the areas of Archaeology, Geosciences & Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences, and Materials Science & Engineering.

Applications close on 15 April 2021. For more details, including terms & conditions and the online application form, please visit our Postgraduate Research Award page.

2020 Year in Review

The AINSE staff would like to wish all our scholars, supervisors and supporters a safe and happy holiday, and best wishes for the festive season.

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4th AINSE Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) School

In the first week of December 2020, 57 students from 27 universities across Australia and New Zealand connected online with a host of remarkable STEM leaders at the fourth annual AINSE Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) School.

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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 2021 AINSE Honours Scholarship.

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

Applications have been extended by one month and will now close on 15 March 2021. For more details, including terms & conditions and a link to the online application portal, please visit our Honours Scholarship page.

Upcoming Events

AINSE Winter School
5–9 July 2021
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AINSE Postgraduate Orientation Week 
October 2021
(Nuclear Science Week)
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AINSE Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) School
30 November–3 December 2021
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About AINSE

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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