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AINSE Early Career Researcher Grant: Applications now open

The Early Career Researcher Grant (ECRG), a one-time payment of A$10,000 (excl. GST), is offered by AINSE to suitably-qualified persons holding a postdoctoral ECR position at an AINSE Member Institution and/or Organisation and wishing to undertake work in collaboration with ANSTO.

Applications will be received up to 11:59pm AEST 31st July 2022. For further information, and to apply, please visit our ECRG webpage.

Annual Report published

The AINSE Annual Report for 2021, including research highlight articles from our postgraduate scholars, has now been published. To access the digital version, please scroll down to the Annual Report section of the linked webpage.

AINSE Welcomes New Board Member

On Friday 18th March, the AINSE Board held its first regular Board Meeting of the year and welcomed new Board Member Professor John Bell, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at the University of Southern Queensland, as a University Representative. 

Professor Bell’s appointment from 1 January 2022 comes after Professor Roland De Marco completed his term on the AINSE Board, having served as a University Representative from August 2018 to August 2021.

AINSE extends a warm welcome to Professor Bell and would like to thank him and the other members of the AINSE Board for their ongoing service to AINSE and its member organisations.


2021 Year in Review

It has been another year of significant challenges for the Australian and New Zealand STEM community, as the COVID-19 pandemic entered its second full year and the resulting necessary restrictions continued to significantly disrupt research activities. Under these difficult circumstances, our AINSE scholars and their ever-supportive ANSTO co-supervisors have nevertheless achieved excellent research outcomes through …

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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. The 2020 award recipients were joined by family, friends and colleagues as they were virtually presented with the medals by AINSE President Professor Ian Gentle, and AINSE Managing Director, Michelle Durant. Dr. …

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Congratulations to our new SAAFE scholars

AINSE wish to extend our congratulations to Meltem Bayrak and Sachini Pathirannahalage, our two new Scholarship AINSE ANSTO French Embassy (SAAFE) recipients for 2020.

The SAAFE program supports Early Career Researchers at PhD and postdoctoral levels to travel from Australia to France – and from France to Australia – to initiate sustainable research networks and linkages to support Australia and France in research and innovation.

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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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15th Australasian Environmental Isotope Conference (AEIC)
14–16 November 2022
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6th AINSE Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) School
29 November–2 December 2022
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AINSE is proud to support conferences and events through the provision of sponsorship funding and travel assistance for attending students. Click below for more information.


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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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