AINSE 2024 Postgraduate Research Awards (PGRA) and Residential Student Scholarships (RSS)


AINSE 2024 Postgraduate Research Awards (PGRA) and Residential Student Scholarships (RSS) – applications now open (applications close 15 April 2024)

AINSE Limited (the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering) are delighted to announce the opening of applications for the 2024 rounds of two postgraduate scholarships, the Postgraduate Research Awards (PGRA) and the Residential Student Scholarships (RSS).

Applications are now being sought from Ph.D. students undertaking research projects in the areas of Archaeology, Geosciences & Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences, and Materials Science & Engineering.

  • The PGRA provides a stipend of A$9,000 per annum, in addition to a generous travel and accommodation allowance, to enable Ph.D. students to undertake research at ANSTO facilities (for an average of 2 visitations totalling 4 weeks per year).
  • The RSS provides a stipend of A$9,000 per annum, in addition to up to A$5,000 per annum travel and accommodation allowance (plus an additional accommodation allowance of up to A$5,200 for eligible students incurring costs in dual locations as a result of relocating to an ANSTO location from interstate or overseas), to enable Ph.D. students to spend a significant amount of time working at ANSTO facilities.
  • The RSS differs from a Postgraduate Research Award (PGRA) in that a RSS student must be onsite at an ANSTO facility (at Lucas Heights or Clayton) for an average of six months per year or more, which can be as a single block of time or as separate visitations. RSS applicants must be working on research topics that closely align with ANSTO’s research programmes: The Environment, Human Health, Nuclear Technologies, Defence and Space Industries, and Fusion. In addition, opportunities may also exist for Ph.D. students interested in contracted research and industrial engagement projects in the defence industry area, and for Ph.D. students interested in fusion research that aligns with ANSTO and ITER activities.

Please note: Honours or Masters students should instead apply for the AINSE Pathway Scholarship (details below), which is open until March 15, 2024.

Applications for the PGRA and RSS round close 11:59 pm AEST 15th April 2024.

Students must complete the online application form through the new AINSE Grants Portal and supply two letters of reference, including one from their university supervisor, and a letter from their university research office confirming their enrolment details.

Each application is assessed by a specialist committee that oversees the specified area of research.

For more information, including a link to the online application form, Terms & Conditions, and an ANSTO Capabilities & Facilities Guide, please visit our website or contact AINSE on +61 2 9717 3376 / 2024 Flyer RSS 2024 FlyerPGRA 2024 Flyer

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