ANSTO offers access to a range of scholarships, awards, grants and prizes. Here you will find a list of scholarships. 

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Scholarship AINSE ANSTO French Embassy (SAAFE) Research Internship program

The Scholarship AINSE ANSTO French Embassy (SAAFE) Program objective is to facilitate the conduct of research and foster research collaborations between France and Australia in nuclear science and engineering in the areas of Human Health, Environment and Nuclear Fuel Cycle.

The program will support early career researchers at PhD level to expand research and innovation activities within Human Health, Environment and Nuclear Fuel Cycle, to initiate sustainable research networks and linkages to support Australia and France research and innovation.

Research internships supported through SAAFE require an international mobility of students from Australia to France or from France to Australia.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must be:

  • A PhD student currently enrolled in a French or AINSE member university; OR
  • Enrolled in a PhD in collaboration between French and Australian institutions


Carrying out a research project which stimulates research collaborations between France and Australia in the following areas:

- Human Health Research
- Environmental Research
- Nuclear Fuel Cycle Research



2017 SAAFE Scholarship Guidelines and Conditions
2017 SAAFE Internship Program Application Form

Enquiries and further Information:
AINSE Limited
Phone: +61 2 9717 3376


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United Uranium Scholarship 2017

The United Uranium Trust Fund promotes and encourages scientific research and education in the field of atomic energy.

The scholarship is open to ‘promising young scientists’ in the field of nuclear energy who want to extend their development in nuclear science and technology field and who work/study in an Australian organisation or institution. The applicant must also be an Australian citizen.

The scholarship’s value
The recipient of the scholarship will receive up to the value of AUS$6,000.

Application for the scholarship

The closing date for applications is 28 March 2017. Download the application and guidelines here.

Previous winners
Previous winners have used the uranium scholarship to attend international schools and conferences. Read about the experience of Dr Chris Griffith:
“The United Uranium scholarship enabled me to attend one of the first World Nuclear University meetings in Sweden in mid-2006. This was a fantastic opportunity which increased my knowledge across all aspects of the fuel cycle and directly benefited and influenced my research at that time.

This opportunity also enabled me to establish contacts with peers from countries across the globe, and backgrounds ranging from research to regulatory authorities to business analysis and development .

These contacts have been an invaluable source of information and counsel to me ever since, even after moving from nuclear waste clean-up research to applied contract research in the Minerals industry.”

AONSA Young Research Fellowship 

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The Asia-Oceania Neutron Scattering Association (AONSA) Young Research Fellowship provides financial support for Fellows to visit major neutron facilities in the region for collaborative research using neutrons.

Any young scientist in the Asia-Oceania region within 8 years of the completion of his/her PhD and who wishes to perform neutron research at major neutron facilities in the region (but not in his/her home country) can apply by following the Rules as described below.
The hosting Neutron Facilities are J-PARC (Japan), OPAL at ANSTO (Australia), and HANARO at KAERI (Korea). A total of three Fellowship positions are available in an application round (one for each hosting Facility) and the possible duration of each Fellowship visit is 3 to 12 months.
An application should include:
  • A standard application form (provided by AONSA) with all required information completed including a scientific plan for collaborative neutron research; application form available here
  • A curriculum vitae including a full list of publications
  • One recommendation letter from a supervisor at home institute
  • One letter of support from President of the home neutron society or a representative of home neutron community

For more inofrmation visit:

Read the AONSA guidelines for more information.