AINSE - Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering

The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) is an integral organisation for enhancing Australia’s capability in nuclear science and engineering by facilitating world-class research and education. AINSE offers a range of programs and services to its members including generous conference support, inspiring symposiums, Honours / Postgraduate scholarships and intensive education schools. These benefits aim to foster scientific advancement and promote an effective collaboration between AINSE members and ANSTO.

 Funding opportunities offered by AINSE

AINSE 2017 Honours Scholarships - NOW CLOSED

Applications for AINSE Honours Scholarships - NOW CLOSED

AINSE Winter School 2017

AINSE Winter School 2017 - 17 - 21 July 2017

Post Graduate Research Awards - NOW CLOSED

Applications for 2017 Post Graduate Research Awards - NOW CLOSED. More Information

Scholarship AINSE ANSTO French Embassy (SAAFE) Research Internship Program

SAAFE Research Internship Program- APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

AINSE Supported Facilities (ASF) Travel Funding 2017 - NOW OPEN

AINSE Supported Facilities (ASF) Travel Funding 2017 - NOW OPEN

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The AINSE Trust

The purpose of the AINSE Trust, established in 2008, is to provide scholarships and fellowships for Australian students and researchers who are participating in AINSE programs.

You can help by providing a donation to the AINSE Trust. More Information


Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Programme

AINSE WISE School to inspire women in STEM to take on leadership roles

The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) has received funding through the Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship programme under the National Innovation and Science Agenda. AINSE will use this funding to invite a female student from each of its 35 Australian University members to attend a school at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Lucas Heights. The school will target 1st year University students, with an emphasis on women in STEM, and promote a range of exciting career opportunities in nuclear science and engineering.

AINSE Winter School 21st Birthday

17 – 21 July 2017

For 21 years the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) has been bringing university students together from around Australia and New Zealand to attend the AINSE Winter School at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).

Celebrating the 21st Winter School in 2017 AINSE staff are delighted to announce that 60 students will be attending from 40 universities. This is the highest attendance for the school in its history and is an amazing opportunity for researchers to take the students around to learn about the amazing facilities at the Lucas Heights campus at ANSTO.

Each year AINSE offers this prestigious scholarship to each of its member universities to enable a nominated student to attend the Winter School on applications of nuclear techniques. The scholarship is open to all senior undergraduate students in which knowledge of nuclear techniques of analysis would be of interest. Such techniques have applications in areas ranging from agriculture to zoology; and include physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science, geography, geology, archaeology and more. The Winter School involves a mixture of lectures, experimental sessions, demonstrations, and includes hands-on experience in experiments in different areas.

A social program including dinners and speakers encourages students to discuss important current social issues involving science and technology. ANSTO provides the experiments, and AINSE looks after the travel, accommodation, all meals and social activities during the program.

This school encourages further collaboration with ANSTO staff and students from the 41 member universities, CSIRO, DSTG and industry. We are also very pleased to welcome our first industry Winter School attendee this year from Theranostics Australia.



AINSE WINTER SCHOOL , 17 July - 21 July 2017, Lucas Heights, NSW