The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have launched a new fellowship programme for up to 100 female graduate students per year to help close a persistent gender gap in the nuclear field. Named after twice Nobel Prize winner, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme aims to increase the number of women working in nuclear science and technology.
The overall objective of the programme is to encourage young women to pursue a career in nuclear sciences and technologies.
The long-term vision for the IAEA fellowship programme is to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of women leaders in nuclear sciences and technologies, and to promote their effective participation in the scientific and technological development of their countries as a contributor to a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
The IAEA Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme provides opportunities to highly motivated and talented female students by providing scholarships and internships. Fellows will receive a scholarship for graduate degree programmes focussed on nuclear sciences and technologies and non-proliferation studies at an accredited university for up to a maximum of two years. Selected recipients will also
receive an opportunity to pursue an internship at the IAEA related to their field of study for between 6 and 12 months.
The Programme is open for students from IAEA Member States
who meet the following criteria:
• female candidates,
• above average academic credentials,
• fluency in Arabic, English, Chinese, French, Russian
• acceptance by an accredited university for a relevant
• for the internship: acceptance by the IAEA based on the established criteria for internships as described on : www.iaea.org/about/employment/internships.
Up to 100 female students per year will be selected, subject to availability of funding. Geographical balance will be part of the internal selection criteria. Fellowships will be awarded once a year. The first round of fellowships will be awarded for the academic year starting in 2021.
The scholarship will cover university tuition fees up to a maximum of 10,000 euros per year and a lump sum payment for living expenses based on the cost of living for the university’s location, up to a maximum of 10,000 euros per year.
The Programme offers internship opportunities for selected fellows for between 6 and 12 months. The stipend for the internship will follow the general rules of internships at the IAEA.
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