The fourth application cycle of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (MSCFP) is open until 30 September 2023, encouraging women to study nuclear-related subjects. This year, 200 students are expected to receive scholarships, the highest number to date.
The MSCFP, named after physicist and twice Nobel laureate, Marie Sklodowska-Curie, provides scholarships for tuition, living costs, and internships to motivate young women to pursue careers in nuclear fields, thus contributing to global gender parity. Networking opportunities at technical events and through the MSCFP Students and Alumnae group are also available.
Since its 2020 launch, 360 women from 110 Member States have received MSCFP scholarships, with studies undertaken in 65 countries. By April 2023, 110 students had completed their master’s studies, with many receiving internships facilitated by the IAEA, at either its own locations or at Collaborating Centres and partner organizations.
Most students opted for master’s in nuclear sciences and applications, followed by nuclear energy, nuclear safety, nuclear security, safeguards, non-proliferation, and nuclear law. Post-programme, recipients have either continued to PhD studies or started their careers. One recipient, Maryam Zarei from Iran, acknowledged MSCFP as a game-changer for her academic journey, leading to a highly desired PhD position in the field of medical radiation.
The MSCFP, supported by contributions from IAEA Member States and partners, is open only to applicants pursuing master’s studies.
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