Residential Student Scholarship (RSS)

Residential Student Scholarship (RSS)

Expressions of Interest close at 5:00pm AEST on 31 May 2019 – see below for information on submitting your E.O.I.

Annual Package:
A$7,500 stipend per annum.
Up to A$5,000 travel and accommodation allowance per annum.

AINSE Limited is offering top-up Residential Student Scholarships to high-quality students who are enrolled in a PhD at an AINSE Member University.

Candidates for the AINSE Residential Student Scholarships must be:

First-year PhD students holding an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) / Research Training Program (RTP) or equivalent peer-reviewed scholarship


Students whose PhD project topic closely aligns with any of the strategic focus areas for ANSTO’s research programmes:

  • The Environment
  • Human Health
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycle

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.


Students who are available to spend a significant period of time at an ANSTO facility (at Lucas Heights, Camperdown and/or Clayton) for an average of six months or more per year (can be as a single block of time or as separate visitations).

Please read the Conditions and ANSTO Research Capabilities & Facilities Guide (below) for detailed information before submitting your expression of interest.

Please Note: Current AINSE PGRA students awarded this scholarship would relinquish the AINSE PGRA.

RSS Flyer

2019 Residential Student Scholarship Conditions Only

ANSTO Research Capabilities & Facilities Guide

Expression of Interest

Please email:

RSS Verification

Contents of email:
A one page (A4) only* abstract outlining:

• The details of the research, and
• ANSTO Staff Member(s) involved

* Reviewers will only read the first page of any submission

Selected applicants who are successful in the first round will be invited to submit a more detailed online application.