€40,000 IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Program ( MSCFP) for Female Masters Degree Students of IAEA Member States by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria 2024

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Engineering 3-2, Engineering-Related Technologies, Physics, Science, Science Technologies
  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Master's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    Private sponsor
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Monthly subsistence allowance, Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    [email protected]

The IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Program (MSCFP) is currently accepting applications from female students pursuing their Masters’s degrees in IAEA Country Member States. The Fellowship Program aims to support and inspire young female students to pursue careers in the nuclear field.

By providing a scholarship for selected students pursuing their Master’s degrees in relevant disciplines, the program aims to foster a diverse and inclusive environment within the nuclear industry. In addition to the financial support, recipients will have the unique opportunity to participate in an enriching internship facilitated by the esteemed International Atomic Energy Agency. This internship experience will offer invaluable exposure to cutting-edge research, professional development, and collaboration with experts in the field, further preparing them for successful careers in nuclear science and technology.

Breaking down the barriers for female professionals

The fellowship program aims to empower women in nuclear science by offering scholarships to 100 graduate students each year in nuclear-related subjects. Additionally, the initiative has gained support from six more donors, both financially and in-kind.

Girls often encounter obstacles in STEM fields, including education, due to a lack of role models and stereotypes. Enabling young women to pursue their studies in nuclear science and technology can pave the way for fulfilling careers and address the demand for a skilled workforce in this area. Increasing women’s participation in the nuclear field will also promote gender equality in national programs and within the IAEA.

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Source: International Atomic Energy Agency

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) stands as the world’s primary intergovernmental forum, dedicated to facilitating scientific and technical cooperation within the nuclear domain. It upholds a mission that revolves around ensuring the safe, secure, and peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology.

By promoting responsible practices in the utilization of nuclear energy, the IAEA plays a pivotal role in contributing to global peace, security, and the attainment of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The agency is committed to fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange among its member states, making significant strides in advancing nuclear science for the betterment of humanity and the world.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an international organization founded in 1957. It was inspired by U.S. President Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace” speech in 1953. The IAEA’s main objective is to promote the peaceful use of nuclear technology worldwide and ensure its safe and secure application. The agency plays a crucial role in international cooperation, contributing to the advancement of nuclear science and technology for the betterment of humanity.

Scholarship Summary 

  • Applicant’s Nationality: Eligible International Countries
  • Degree Level: Master
  • Fields: Eligible related fields
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Offered Annually: Yes
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Scholarship Awards: Tuition fee and Stipend
  • Scholarship Country: Austria


Before proceeding with the application, the students must meet the eligibility requirement of the program.

  • IAEA MSCFP is open to female candidates from IAEA Member States.
  • Applicants must be accepted by or enrolled in a Master’s program in a nuclear-related field at an accredited university.
  • The Preference is given to candidates with above-average academic credentials GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 or 75% and above.
  • All international applicants must have good communication skills in oral and written English.
  • It is important to refer to the list of member states eligible to apply for the fellowship awards.


The fellowship program will be supporting young women who are studying in nuclear-related fields that will align with the IAES’s mission to promote the secure, safe, and peaceful application of nuclear science and technology. below is the list of the related fields:

  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nuclear Physics and Chemistry
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Isotopic Techniques
  • Radiation Biology
  • Nuclear Safety
  • Nuclear Security
  • Non-proliferation
  • Nuclear Law

Application Process

The application form can be downloaded from an online portal provided by the IAES. Keep in mind that the application form must be completed including the personal information of the eligible applicants.

Required Documents 

As part of the application process, interested students must submit the following materials to better support their application.

  • Copy of the applicant’s Passport or National ID
  • Official acceptance or admission letter from the university, indicating the nuclear-related field of study and program duration in the Master’s degree.
  • Statement of tuition fees or confirmation of tuition costs.
  • All complete reference forms must be directly emailed to [email protected] by 2 referees.

Keep in mind that all applications must be submitted in the English language using the MSCFP online application form. If the documents are submitted in another language or the original language, the applicants must have it translated into an official translation in the English language.

Selection Process

  • Applications are reviewed by the IAEA MSCFP Technical Selection Committee.
  • Assessment is based on various criteria, including entry requirements, educational background, prior achievements, motivation, and the potential impact of the fellowship on the applicant’s career goals and commitment to public service.
  • Geographic, field of study and linguistic diversity are taken into consideration during the selection process.
  • All applicants will receive a decision notification via email, informing them of the outcome of their application.
Fellowship Awards
  • All successful applicants will be awarded up to €20,000 to cover their tuition fee costs and another €20,000 for their living expenses.
  • All selected applicants will be receiving an offer and be requested to confirm their acceptance to the fellowship program within a week.
  • The offer will include information on the awards information, payments, expected commitments, arrangements, and administrative requirements.

Application Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the application for the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Program is until September 30, 2023. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered and wil not be evaluated by the committee. Successful applicants must read and agree to the terms and conditions applied to the fellowship program.

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