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Sir William Tyree Nuclear Scholarships

Sir William Tyree Nuclear Scholarships

Our science and technology industries need the inquisitive; the innovative; the ingenious to shape the best tomorrow for us and our planet. That's why we’re pleased to offer the Sir William Tyree Nuclear Scholarships.

Sir William Tyree Nuclear Scholarships – applications open now

Be part of shaping a brighter future for our world.


Features of the program

$7,500 top-up stipend + more

Sir William Tyree Nuclear Scholarships - $7,500 stipend top-up (annual award, two per year)

Plus approved research, conference, travel and accommodation support to up $5,000 for one regional recipient.

* Note: This scheme is not an award of employment with ANSTO and therefore supports an existing salary 

Guidance from an ANSTO supervisor

Our people are amongst our nation’s most talented researchers, scientists, engineers and nuclear experts. Everyday we work to respond to the growing nuclear science and technology needs of Australia and the world.

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Access to landmark infrastructure and facilities

ANSTO is home to Australia’s most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research. With over $1.3b in research assets set across three campuses, it’s no wonder thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to our state-of-the-art instruments every year.

Read more about our facilities

Training and development

Scholarship recipients are supported with opportunities for training and development in areas such as: 

  • Business modelling
  • Supply chain optimisation
  • Funding and finance management
  • Marketing
  • Leadership skills
  • Intellectual property protection

Am I eligible?

To qualify for the Sir William Tyree Nuclear Scholarships, you must:

  • Be a PhD student or be undertaking a higher research qualification
  • Be available to spend a minimum of 6 months researching an ANSTO facility
  • Agree to commence from in the first half of 2021
  • If you are an Australia or New Zealand student, be enrolled at a university that is an AINSE member


  • Identify your priority focus area

    Step 1

    Identify your focus area

    Your project should focus on one of the Sir William Tyree Scholarship Priority Focus Areas:

    And align with least one of ANSTO’s strategic objectives:

    1. Putting our people first
    2. World leading research and technology outcomes
    3. Strategic management of landmark and national infrastructure
    4. Nuclear related expertise and advice
    5. Business and innovation
  • Select a suitable supervisor

    Step 2

    Select a suitable supervisor

    Nominate an ANSTO supervisor that would be best placed to support your project. Click on the link below to view the list of ANSTO supervisors.

    If you don’t yet have a contact at ANSTO, we can help facilitate this. Email us if you need help.

    Find an ANSTO supervisor


    Your ANSTO supervisor will be the representative who submits your application.

  • Format and submit your application

    Step 3

    Format and submit your application

    Take a look out our application guide.

    Projects will be assessed on:

    • The impact and benefit to ANSTO in accordance with your Priority Focus Area
    • Project quality, readiness and feasibility

Key dates

Sir William Tyree Nuclear Scholarships – Applications close 5:00pm Sunday 28 February 2021


If you have any questions about your application, please contact the listed ANSTO staff member aligned with the relevant priority focus area.

If you have a general query please reach out to the Scholarships Manager, Mark Ashford