Funding opportunities

Funding opportunities

Postgraduate Research Awards 

Applications for PGRA-2016 - NOW OPEN

AINSE offers awards for postgraduate students whose research projects are associated with nuclear science, or its applications, and require access to the unique national facilities at the Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Lucas Heights, Australia.

Postgraduate Research Awards are offered by AINSE for suitably qualified persons wishing to undertake studies in AINSE's field of interest for a higher degree at a member university of AINSE. Applications are particularly encouraged in fields which are related to the research activities of the Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO) at Lucas Heights, Australia.

Research Supplements are the principal form of award and are offered to scholars who are (or will be) in receipt of an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent scholarship.

Supplement Stipend: $7,500 pa.

The award provides access to AINSE supported facilities and services and a generous travel and accommodation allowance to enable students to work at Lucas Heights are also provided.

Candidates for an AINSE Postgraduate Research supplement must be nominated by the Australian or New Zealand university where PhD enrolment is held or proposed for tenure commencing before 30 June of the year of application. The university must be a member of AINSE.

Responsibility for establishing taxation liability lies with the recipient.


2016 Conditions and Guidelines

2016 Researchers Guide

PGRA Bragg Facilities Guide


Enquiries and Further Information:

University Postgraduate Awards Offices

Locked Bag 2001
Phone: (02) 9717 3436 or (02) 9717 3376
Fax: (02) 9717 9268

SCAR and COMNAP Antarctic Research Fellowships 2016 and CCAMLR Scientific Scholarships 2016

Three leading Antarctic organisations today announce opportunities for early-career researchers.  The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programmes (COMNAP) and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) are working together to attract talented early-career researchers, scientists, engineers and other professionals to strengthen international capacity and cooperation in fields such as climate, biodiversity, conservation, humanities and astrophysics research.

SCAR and COMNAP have again joined forces to launch fellowships for early-career researchers.  The SCAR and COMNAP fellowships are worth up to USD $15,000 each and up to six fellowships in total are on offer for 2016.  The fellowships enable early-career researchers to join a project team from another country, opening up new opportunities and often creating research partnerships that last for many years and over many Antarctic research seasons.  The deadline for SCAR and COMNAP applications is 1 June 2016.

The SCAR and COMNAP schemes are launched in conjunction with CCAMLR's Scientific Scholarship Scheme.  The CCAMLR Scholarship provides funding of up to AUD $30,000 to assist early-career scientists to participate in the work of the CCAMLR Scientific Committee and its working groups over a period of two years.  The objective of the scheme is to build capacity within the CCAMLR scientific community to help generate and sustain the scientific expertise needed to support the work of CCAMLR in the long-term.  The deadline for CCAMLR applications is 1 October 2016.

All three schemes are being jointly promoted by the three organisations. 

For more information on SCAR and COMNAP Fellowships, visit the SCAR website or the COMNAP websiteFor information on CCAMLR Scholarships, visit the CCAMLR website.

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