Early Career Researcher Grant (ECRG)

A one-time payment of up to A$10,000 to support Early Career Researchers.
Applications open 1 May 2023

What is it?

The Early Career Researcher Grant consists of a payment of up to A$10,000 given to persons in the first five years of their postdoctoral research career.

The grant can be spent on travel, accommodation, consumables and carer requirements, subject to AINSE discretion.

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Am I eligible?

Eligible applicants must be in their first five years (full-time equivalent) of employment in a postdoctoral Early Career Research position at an AINSE Member Institution. 

Allowances are made for career breaks when assessing the five-year FTE eligibility requirement.

The postdoctoral research work must be undertaken in collaboration with ANSTO.

How do I apply?

To apply for the ECRG, you must have established a connection with an appropriate ANSTO collaborator on the instrument(s) you will be using for your research, and plan to commence work at an ANSTO facility under an approved proposal within the grant period specified in the Terms and Conditions. 

The application form linked below must then be completed and submitted, along with all required attachments, to applications@ainse.edu.au prior to the deadline.

For best results, please use Adobe Acrobat Reader or Acrobat Pro to complete the ECRG application form.

Applications open: 1 May 2023 
Applications close: 31 July 2023, 11.59 pm AEST


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.

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