NSW Government Industry Scholarships
Under the auspices of an NSW government funding scheme designed to establish a Graduate Institute 'Industry Foundations Program,' ANSTO will, in this first year of a 5 year program, award a minimum of 5 scholarships for graduate students working on industry-focused translational research projects in 2020 aligned with ANSTO strategic objectives.
The scholarships include a top-up stipend of $7,500 and approved travel and accommodation support of up to $10,000, depending on location.
Recipients must be graduates of a bachelor or equivalent degree or higher and be within 5 years of graduation or be undertaking a higher degree by research. It is anticipated that most recipients will be undertaking a PhD by research hosted by an NSW University and will hold a Research Training Program (or similar) scholarship. Where a recipient is enrolled at an Australian or New Zealand university, that university must be a member of AINSE.
Recipients must spend at least 6 months at an ANSTO facility.
Priority Focus Areas
Recipients will work on an industry-focused project aligned with ANSTO strategic objectives, with priority given to translational research projects related to: the development of radiopharmaceuticals and their application; defence; fusion; Nuclear Technology capability development; and/or projects which align with one of ANSTO’s strategic research program themes of: environment; human health; or the nuclear fuel cycle.
All projects must have a nominated ANSTO supervisor who will be expected to be a formal co-supervisor (as defined by the university) of any recipients that are students at a university.
Full details on Priority Focus Areas and Points of Contact.
All projects must have industry support. The nature of the support could include cash or in-kind contributions as well as an indication by the industry partner that the project is a useful undertaking. Priority will be given in accordance with the value of the support indicated.
Project Readiness and Feasibility
Projects will be assessed on overall quality, readiness and feasibility, including whether the following have indicated support for the project:
- A particular recipient
- Where relevant, a university principal supervisor
- An industry partner
- Impact and benefit to ANSTO and NSW in accordance with the Priority Focus Areas.
- The level of industry support.
- Project quality, readiness and feasibility.
Project Assessment and Notification
Projects will be assessed by ANSTO, which will make the final decision regarding applications and will notify applicants of the outcomes. ANSTO will have full discretion in making awards and may provide feedback if requested.
Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions of the Grants are available on request.
Applications close 22 November 2019.
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