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SAAFE Research Internship Program (2024)

Applications are open for 2024!

Completed application forms, along with all supporting documentation, must be received by prior to the application deadline. Find out more about this SAAFE scholarship.

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Applications Open: 22nd December 2023  |  Applications Close: 11.59 pm AEST 1st July 2024

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Since 2017, the SAAFE program has facilitated the conduct of research and fostered research collaborations between France and Australia, in nuclear science and engineering, in the research areas of Human Health, Environment, and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle.

In 2022, the SAAFE program expanded to allow postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers from AINSE New Zealand university’s to also access funding for travel to France for research collaborations.

The SAAFE program supports Early Career Researchers at PhD and postdoctoral levels to travel from Australia or New Zealand to France – and from France to Australia – to initiate sustainable research networks and linkages

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Am I eligible?

Eligible applicants must be:

  • A PhD student currently enrolled in a French university or AINSE-member university; OR
  • Enrolled in a PhD in collaboration between French and Australian institutions; OR
  • Hold a postdoctoral appointment at a French university or AINSE-member university.

In addition, eligible applicants must be carrying out a research project using nuclear science techniques that will stimulate research collaborations between France and Australia/New Zealand in the areas of Health, Environment, or Nuclear Technologies.

The research project must be in collaboration with at least one researcher employed by ANSTO or another Australian AINSE-member institution, and at least one researcher employed by a French university or French research institution.

The research internship must take place over 8 – 26 weeks within the period 1st October 2024 – 31st December 2025.

SAAFE Research Internship Program