AINSE Residential Student Scholarship (RSS)

Applications open
1 February 2022
Applications close
5 April 2022 - internal closing date
Payment per year
$8,250 per annum + travel and accommodation allowance
Up to 3 years
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
Type of Scholarship
Financial Need
Available In
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology (SET)
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Available To


The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) seeks to facilitate world-class research and education in nuclear science and technology. The Residential Student Scholarship (RSS) aims to support students who will need to stay at ANSTO facilities for a period averaging no less than 6 months per year.

The RSS comprises an A$8,250 stipend (newly-increased as of 1 July 2021) and up to A$5,000 travel support per annum.


Refer to the 2022 RSS Terms & Conditions for full eligibility criteria. Eligible students will be enrolled in an postgraduate research degree at an AINSE Member University and receiving an RTP scholarship or equivalent. The research project must require the use of ANSTO’s facilities and expertise for an minimum of 6 months per year on average. 

Conditions & Applications

Please refer to the AINSE website for information on how to apply:

All applications must be submitted via the AINSE Portal. 

Application deadlines

Internal University deadline: 5 April 2022

AINSE deadline: 15 April 2022

As your application requires signing by the Adelaide Graduate Centre prior to submission to AINSE, you must email your application to by the internal closing date of 5 April 2022 (per instructions in 2022 PGRA/RSS Application Guidelines).  You will then be able to upload this scanned signature page on the uploaded final page of the online application, as well as any other supporting documentation before you submit.