May 28, 2024

IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (MSCFP)

Opens mid-July 2024 and closes by end of September 2024

Category: Grants
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To read more about the programme and eligibility requirements, please visit the link:  IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme | IAEA and Information for applicants | IAEA. The dates of the upcoming application period will be noted on the IAEA website soon.

The IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (MSCFP) was launched in 2020 by the IAEA Director General to increase the number of women in the nuclear field, supporting an inclusive workforce of men and women who contribute to and drive global scientific and technological innovation.

The programme aims to inspire and encourage women to pursue a career in the nuclear related field, by providing highly motivated female students with scholarships for master’s programmes and an opportunity to pursue an internship facilitated by the IAEA. Scholarships are awarded annually.

In the selection of students, consideration is given to geographic and field of study diversity, in addition to eligibility requirements and other criteria. The selected students are awarded up to €20,000 for tuition costs and up to €20,000 for living costs for their master’s programme (the amount will vary depending on the duration of the programme, costs associated with tuition as well as location of the studies). Upon completion of their studies, students who pursue an internship facilitated by the IAEA, in line with their specialization in the nuclear field, are also provided with a stipend for up to 12 months. The internships may take place at the IAEA or in nuclear organizations in the public or private sector.  Additionally, students are provided with opportunities to attend and participate in various educational, professional, and networking events. MSCFP recipients also have a chance to become a part of the programme’ s LinkedIn Student and Alumni Group where they can connect with their peers and exchange knowledge and experience, as well as find out about technical events and career opportunities.   Since its launch in 2020, MSCFP has received 2271 applications, selecting 560 students from 121 nationalities studying in 72 countries worldwide. By end of March 2024, 201 students have already completed their master’s programme with support of MSCFP.  From these graduates, 110 have been confirmed for an internship facilitated by the IAEA at the IAEA departments and labs (Seibersdorf and Monaco), IAEA Collaborating Centres, and other nuclear organizations in the public or private sector in various countries The internships are linked to the students’ areas of specialization in fields ranging from nuclear energy, nuclear science and applications, nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear safety and security and nuclear law.   The remaining graduates have pursued PhD studies or obtained employment in their field.  The programme is envisaged to grow each year to ensure more women have an opportunity to pursue advanced education in the nuclear related field.

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