Get up to €10,000 Scholarship Grant for Women in Nuclear-related Fields in the IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Program (MSCFP) 2020

Pursue a career in nuclear science and technology, nuclear safety and security, or any nuclear-related field without worrying about the cost, by applying for the IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Program (MSCFP). 

 Selected candidates will receive scholarships to study a Master’s degree in these fields. The scholarship award will cover up to two years of tuition and living expenses.

Application Deadline: October 11, 2020


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For two years of study, the successful candidates will be awarded:

  • Up to €10,000 for tuition fees annually. 
  • Up to €10,000 for living expenses subject to the cost of living at the university’s location.


The scholarship scheme is open solely to female candidates/students from IAEA Member States who have been accepted by or enrolled in an accredited university for a Master’s program.


  • Priority will be granted to entrants with above-average academic credentials (75% or above/GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0).
  • The Scholarship will be awarded to 100 applicants.
  • Successful candidates will be selected for the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 academic years. 
  • The program is focused on young women studying in nuclear-related fields relevant to the IAEA’s work such as:
    • Nuclear engineering
    • Nuclear physics and chemistry
    • Nuclear medicine
    • Isotopic techniques
    • Radiation biology
    • Nuclear safety
    • Nuclear security and non-proliferation
    • And others

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Application Instructions

All application documents and details must be submitted in English. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Individuals who meet the criteria can apply by following the procedure below. 

  • Complete the IAEA MSCFP online application form by using and submitting the following documents-
    • Official admission letter into the University Master’s program indicating the nuclear related field of study or other proof of attendance
    • Confirmation of tuition cost
    • Copy of a valid passport/ID
    • Completed Reference Forms by two referees forwarded via email to  

(Download the form here) 

About the IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Program

The IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Program (MSCFP) is an initiative focused on providing support to young women who intend to pursue a career in nuclear science and technology, nuclear safety and security, or non-proliferation. 

To promote the secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology, the program grants financial aid to young women studying in nuclear related fields. 

The program is administered by the International Atomic Energy Agency, an international central intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field.

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Key Dates and Order of Program

The deadline for application is 23:59, Vienna time by 11th October 2020.

All candidates will be notified of the decision by e-mail no later than 10 December 2020.

All entries will be assessed by the IAEA MSCFP Technical Selection Committee based on the MSCFP selection criteria that entails:

  • The applicant’s entry requirements
  • Educational background and prior achievements
  • Motivation and impact of the fellowship on the applicant’s career goals and commitment to public service. 

Preference will be given to geographic distribution, the field of study distribution, linguistic diversity and whether the applicant has received previous support from the IAEA.

Shortlisted applicants will be sent the MSCFP Offer Letter and will be requested to confirm the acceptance of the fellowship within one week. 

The Offer Letter will provide information on the award details, including payment modality, the expected commitment, as well as administrative requirements and arrangements.

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