Pathway Scholarship 2024-25 at AINSE (Partial Funding of up to AUD 5,000)

Applications for the 2024-25 Pathway Scholarship open on the 1st of December 2024. The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AAINSE is offering this prestigious scholarship opportunity for students pursuing honors or master’s degrees in fields related to nuclear science and engineering.

Pathway Scholarship

The Pathway Scholarship award aims to nurture talent and promote cutting-edge research in these crucial disciplines. The scholarship represents a gateway to world-class research facilities and expertise.  AINSE is providing students with invaluable hands-on experience and networking opportunities in nuclear science and engineering.

Overview of the Pathway Scholarship

This scholarship aligns with Australia and New Zealand’s commitment to advancing nuclear science and its applications. It offers a unique pathway for talented students to contribute to groundbreaking research while still in the early stages of their academic careers.

AINSE is a vital link between academia and the nuclear science industry in Australia and New Zealand. The institute is dedicated to enhancing expertise in nuclear science, engineering, and associated research fields by fostering high-quality research and education.

Through various programs, including scholarships, conferences, and specialized undergraduate initiatives, AINSE encourages collaboration between its member institutions and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Pathway Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in the final year of an honors degree or a master’s project at an AINSE Member University
  • Have a study period between January 1, 2025, and March 31, 2025
  • Propose a project that utilizes ANSTO facilities or analyzes data collected from ANSTO facilities
  • Collaborate with an ANSTO staff member on their research

Scholarship Value and Benefits

Successful candidates will receive financial support of up to AUD 5,000. This funding can significantly alleviate the financial burden of research-related expenses, allowing scholars to focus on their innovative projects.

Application Process

Students who are Interested and fulfills the aforementioned eligibility requirements, should follow these steps to apply:

  • Contact the AINSE Member Representative at their university
  • Access the online application portal (first-time users must register using their institutional email address)
  • Select the “AINSE Pathway Scholarship” round and complete the application form
  • Submit all required supporting documentation before the deadline

Note: Prospective applicants are encouraged to reach out to their university’s AINSE Member Representative for guidance and to begin preparing their applications well in advance of the March 15, 2025 deadline.

For more information and to apply, please visit the official website at:

Key Dates

  • Applications Open: December 1, 2024
  • Submission Deadline: March 15, 2025, 11:59 PM AEDT

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