IAEA Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme 2020 for female graduate students (10,000 euros/year for living Expense)


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.

Programme details
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
or Spanish,
• acceptance by an accredited university for a relevant
Master’s course,
• 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.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IAEA Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme 2020


  1. […] The IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (MSCFP) seeks to inspire and support young women to pursue a career in nuclear science and technology, nuclear safety and security, or non-proliferation. To that end, the MSCFP will provide scholarships to selected candidates studying towards a Master’s degree in these fields. Scholarships will cover up to two years of tuition and living expenses. Scholarships will be awarded to 100 students each year, subject to the availability of funds. […]


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