Residential Student Scholarship (RSS)

Up to A$9,000 p.a. plus travel and accommodation allowance.
Applications open 1 February 2025

What is it?

The Residential Student Scholarship (RSS) is for Ph.D. students who will need to stay at ANSTO facilities for a period averaging no less than 6 months per year.

The RSS comprises an A$9,000 stipend (newly-increased as of 1 July 2023) and up to A$5,000 travel support per annum.

Download the 2024 RSS 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 for an minimum of 6 months per year on average.

How do I apply?

To apply for the RSS 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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