Postgraduate Research Award (PGRA)

Up to A$9,000 p.a. available to support your postgraduate research.
Applications open 1 February 2025

What is it?

The AINSE Postgraduate Research Award (PGRA) consists of a A$9,000 per annum stipend (newly increased as of 1st July 2023) given to students studying their Ph.D. at an AINSE Member University. 

The Award also provides additional funding to support students travelling to ANSTO facilities for the purposes of their research.

Download the 2024 PGRA Flyer.

Am I eligible?

Eligible students will be enrolled in a Ph.D. at an AINSE Member University and receiving an RTP scholarship or equivalent.

The research project must require the use of ANSTO’s facilities and expertise.

How do I apply?

To apply for the PGRA Scholarship, contact your AINSE Member Representative and establish a connection with an appropriate ANSTO co-supervisor on the instrument you will be using for your research.

You must complete the application form using our online application portal prior to the application deadline.

Applications open: 1 February 2025
Applications close: 15 April 2025, 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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