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Apply for the IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme


The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (MSCFP) aims to help increase the number of women in the nuclear field, supporting an inclusive workforce of both men and women who contribute to and drive global scientific and technological innovation.

The programme supports young women studying in nuclear related fields relevant to the IAEA’s work to advance the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology such as nuclear engineering, nuclear physics and chemistry, nuclear medicine, isotopic techniques, radiation biology, nuclear safety, nuclear security, non-proliferation and nuclear law.

Named after pioneer physicist and twice Nobel Prize laureate Marie Sklodowska-Curie, the Programme aims to inspire and encourage young women to pursue a career in the nuclear field, by providing highly motivated female students with scholarships for Master’s programmes and an opportunity to pursue an internship facilitated by the IAEA.


Open to students from IAEA Member States who meet the following entry requirements:

•Female candidates;

•Accepted by or enrolled in an accredited university in Master’s programme in a nuclear related field. Preference will be given to applicants with above average academic credentials (75% or above or GPA > 3.0 out of 4.0).


Nuclear Science


How to Apply

The documents required in addition to completed online application form are:

•Copy of the Passport/National ID

•Official acceptance/admission letter from university into the Master’s programme indicating the nuclear related field of study and duration of the programme

•Statement of tuition fees/confirmation of tuition costs

•Completed reference forms sent directly to MSCFP@iaea.org by TWO referees

Selection process

Applications are assessed by the IAEA MSCFP Technical Selection Committee against MSCFP selection criteria including:

•The applicant’s entry requirements

•Educational background and prior achievements

•Motivation and impact of the fellowship on the applicant’s career goals

•Commitment to public service.

•Consideration is given to geographic, field of study and linguistic diversity.


The students are awarded up to €20,000 for tuition costs and up to €20,000 for living costs for the Master’s programme.

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