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United Uranium scholarship

Supporting Promising Young Scientists in the Field of Nuclear Energy.

Applications close 29th March 2023!

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About the scholarship

The United Uranium Trust Fund was established in 1966 for ‘the promotion and encouragement of scientific research and education in the field of atomic energy’. In accordance with the Deed, the United Uranium Scholarship is awarded to ‘promising young scientists’ from any Australian organisation or institution whose research or work is in the field of nuclear energy. Perpetual Trustee Company Limited is the Trustee for the United Uranium Trust Fund.

The scholarship recognises outstanding ability and promises in the field of nuclear science and technology, specifically as it applies to nuclear energy. Successful applicants will demonstrate a history of interest in nuclear energy and a desire to continue this interest. Where possible, it is intended that the scholarship will be awarded annually.


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 and who work/study in an Australian organisation or institution. The applicant must also be an Australian citizen.


Scholarship's value

The recipient(s) of the scholarship will receive up to the value of AUDS$6,000.

Phil Sutton at work at ANSTO

Be inspired

In past years scholarships were awarded to researchers from ANSTO and other Australian institutions. In 2022, Phil Sutton from ANSTO was one of the successful recipients.

    Meet Phil Sutton

    In previous years, scholarships have been awarded for: 

    • International School in Nuclear Engineering
    • World Nuclear University Summer Institute
    • International Nuclear Youth Congress
    • Presentations at conferences e.g. International Conference on Plasma Physics
    • Visits to research laboratory for collaboration in nuclear science and technology

    Applications now open!

    Each applicant must lodge a completed Application Form, including the required attachments, and address the criteria set out in Section 2 in the ‘Terms and Conditions’ by the 29th March 2023.​

    Download Application Form

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