2021 Graduate Institute Industry Foundations Scholarship


  • 1+ year scholarship opportunity
  • A top-up stipend of $7,500 and approved research, conference, travel and accommodation support of up to $10,000 per year
  • Access to ANSTO’s landmark infrastructure and facilities
  • Training and development in business modelling, supply chain optimisation, funding and finance management, marketing, leadership skills and intellectual property protection

ANSTO’s Graduate Institute Industry Foundations Scholarship

As part of an NSW government funding scheme designed to establish a Graduate Institute 'Industry Foundations Program,' ANSTO awards a minimum of five scholarships for graduate students or early career researchers working on industry-focused translational research projects aligned with ANSTO strategic objectives every year until 2025.

Features of the program include:

  • A top-up stipend of $7,500 and approved research, conference, travel and accommodation support of up to $10,000 per year
    • This scheme is not an award of employment with ANSTO and therefore supports an existing salary, stipend or other primary subsistence
  • Guidance from an ANSTO supervisor
  • The opportunity to access ANSTO’s landmark infrastructure and facilities
  • Training and development in:
    • Business modelling
    • Supply chain optimisation
    • Funding and finance management
      Marketing
    • Leadership skills
    • Intellectual Property protection
About ANSTO

ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes. We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits.  Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment. 

ANSTO is the home of Australia’s most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research including Australia’s only nuclear reactor, the Open Pool Australian Light-water (OPAL) multi-purpose reactor, the Australian Synchrotron, the Centre for Accelerator Science, and the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering. Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year.

The Graduate Institute is part of ANSTO’s Innovation Precinct, a globally connected, vibrant and inclusive community with researchers, start-ups and industries delivering inspired solutions in partnership for a sustainable world.

If you want to be part of a world class organisation that’s making a difference to the lives of Australians, please visit www.ansto.gov.au and learn more about what we do!

Who Should Apply

We are looking for graduates and early career researchers who:

  • Are keen to utilise landmark infrastructure and capabilities to further their industry-focused project
  • Are focused on research that will shape a brighter future for our world
  • Are inspired by the ANSTO values of curiosity, excellent, leadership, working together, trust and respect and safe, secure and sustainable

To qualify for the ANSTO 2021 Graduate Institute Industry Foundations Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a graduate of a bachelor or equivalent degree or higher and be within five years of graduation or be undertaking a higher degree by research
  • Be available to spend 6 months researching at an ANSTO facility
  • If you are an Australian or New Zealand student, be enrolled at a university that is an AINSE member
  • Agree to commence from February 2021

How to Apply

Please view the Industry Foundations Scholarship application page and submit your application by emailing ***************@ansto.gov.au

For queries relating to the recruitment and selection process, please email ***************@ansto.gov.au

Terms and Conditions of the grants are available on request.

In order to solve great challenges, we need great minds and great teams. At ANSTO, we understand that diverse teams produce better outcomes – and we value the merit that a diverse perspective can bring to our team. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, primary carers, those with a disability, and women in STEM. ANSTO is a charter member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative and is proudly taking action to create a gender-inclusive workforce.

Applications close: 17 July 2020