ITER is an international collaboration to build the first fusion science experiment capable of producing a self-sustaining fusion reaction, as a way of generating a clean, safe, renewable electrical energy. The ITER project will involve the European Union (represented by Euratom, including Switzerland), Japan, the Russian Federation, the United States of America, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and India.
The Australian ITER forum is currently seeking Australian involvement with the ITER project, not only to secure near-term economic and political benefits for Australia, but to improve Australian science and scientific industry. The training and retention of scientific skills and the fostering of international research links will enhance Australia's overall scientific credentials. For more information see Australian ITER Forum Home Page
AINSE, with the assistance of an ARC LEIF Grant and the participation of a small number of members, makes available access to this facility. It is the leading pulsed neutron and muon source located at the UK Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford .
Applications may be submitted by people at AINSE member organisations directly to ISIS . Applications close in mid April and mid October each year.
More information is available on the ISIS web site http://www.isis.rl.ac.uk
Details of Australian use of ISIS is summarised in Section 2 of the AINSE Annual Reports.
Through its Postgraduate Research Scholarship scheme AINSE provides the opportunity for doctoral research students to receive a top up scholarship which will proved a stipend and travel support for research to be done at ISIS .
For more information see AINSE ISIS Information
Access to Major Facilities
The Access to Major Research Facilities Program (AMRFP) supports access by Australian researchers from industry, private and public research organisations and universities to major international research facilities not available in Australia .
The Australian Synchrotron Research Program (ASRP) provides Australian researchers with access to state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation research capabilities at overseas synchrotron light source facilities. These are the