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

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 SAAFE scholarship

An Opportunity for Early Career Researchers to participate in an internship in France!

This opportunity is available thanks to the Scholarship AINSE/ANSTO French Embassy (SAAFE) Research Internship Program supported by the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) and the French Embassy Australia.


Applications are now open and close on 1 May 2018

As a result of the MOU signed between AINSE, ANSTO and the Embassy of France in Australia in 2017, PhD students from AINSE Member Universities have the opportunity to participate in an internship in France.


The SAAFE program objective is to facilitate and enhance bilateral collaborative research in nuclear science and engineering between Australia and France. The program supports 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 Australian and French research and innovation. See attached flyer.


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


Must meet the eligibility criteria as set out in the 2018 SAAFE Scholarship Guidelines and Conditions.

Please carefully read the SAAFE Scholarship Guidelines and Conditions

Application form and terms and conditions can be found on the AINSE website. For enquires and further information contact the friendly staff at AINSE: | +61 9717 3376 

About AINSE:

Our vision is to enhance Australia’s capability in nuclear science and engineering by facilitating world-class research and education.

AINSE was originally established as the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering Inc. in 1958 to provide a mechanism for access to the special facilities at ANSTO by universities and other tertiary institutions and to provide a focus for cooperation in the nuclear scientific and engineering fields. It has a specific mandate to arrange for the training of scientific researchers and the award of scientific research studentships in matters associated with nuclear science and engineering.


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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.