AINSE Scholarships and Awards

Facilitating world-class research and education in nuclear science and technology

Discover the right scholarship for you


Receive A$5,000 to support your Honours or Masters Research Project in collaboration with ANSTO.

Research Award (PGRA)

An annual stipend of A$9,000, travel support, and the opportunity to perform your Ph.D. research at the home of Australia’s landmark research infrastructure.

Residential Student Scholarship (RSS)

An annual stipend of A$9,000 with travel and accommodation allowance to support working at ANSTO facilities for an average of 6 months per year during your Ph.D.

Early career Researcher Grant (ECRG)

Receive a one time payment of A$10,000 to assist you in your first five years of employment as a postdoctoral Early Career Researcher.

SaAFE Exchange Internship

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers to travel from Australia/New Zealand to France, or from France to Australia, to complete an international research project.

AINSE Supported Facilities (ASF) Scholarship

Up to A$2,000 travel funding for researchers and students undertaking research at a facility outside of ANSTO that is supported by AINSE.


Funding for students to travel to international conferences, or register for online attendance. Present AINSE-supported research, network with established researchers, and learn about the latest developments in your field.


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.

We respectfully acknowledge the Dharawal nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which AINSE is located.

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