Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol46 Issue7 22–26 February 2021

AINSE 2021 Postgraduate Research Awards (PGRA) – applications now open (applications close 15 April 2021).

Postgraduate Research Awards (PGRAs) are offered by AINSE Limited (the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering) for suitably-qualified persons wishing to undertake research in AINSE's fields of interest for a higher degree at an AINSE-member university. The available stipend has been increased to $8,250 per annum from 2021.

Applications will be received up to 11:59pm 15th April 2021 (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

AINSE PGRAs are in the form of "supplements" and are offered to scholars who are, or will be, in receipt of a Research Training Program (RTP) or equivalent award (as certified by the Research Office of the university at which the applicant is enrolled), and for as long as that Award is current subject to satisfactory progress.

The award provides a stipend of A$8,250 per annum, in addition to a generous travel and accommodation allowance, to enable students to undertake research at ANSTO facilities.

Applications are now being sought from PhD students undertaking research projects in the areas of Archaeology, Geosciences & Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences, and Materials Science & Engineering.

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 30th June of the year of application). The University must be a member of AINSE. Responsibility for establishing taxation liability lies with the recipient.

Through its PGRA program, AINSE has now helped train hundreds of students in aspects of nuclear science and associated techniques of analysis.

For more information, including the online application form and Terms & Conditions, please visit our website or contact AINSE on +61 2 9717 3376 /

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