SAAFE Research Internship Program

(Scholarship AINSE ANSTO French Embassy)

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Since 2017, the SAAFE program has facilitated the conduct of research and fostered research collaborations between France and Australia, in nuclear science and engineering, in the research areas of Human Health, Environment, and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle.

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

Read more about prior recipients of the SAAFE Research Internship Program scholarships on ANSTO’s website, and download the SAAFE Flyer here.


Eligibility criteria

Eligible applicants must be:

  • A PhD student currently enrolled in a French university or Australian AINSE-member university; OR
  • Enrolled in a PhD in collaboration between French and Australian institutions; OR
  • Hold a postdoctoral appointment at a French university or Australian AINSE-member university.

In addition, eligible applicants must be carrying out a research project using nuclear science techniques that will stimulate research collaborations between France and Australia in the areas of Human Health Research, Environmental Research, or Nuclear Fuel Cycle Research.

Download the Terms and Conditions here.

How to apply

Use the button below to download the SAAFE application form. Please review the guidelines within the form carefully.

Completed application forms, along with all supporting documentation, must be received by prior to the application deadline. 


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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