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IAEA / Agency Launches Fellowship Programme To Push For More Women In Nuclear

By David Dalton
10 March 2020

Agency Launches Fellowship Programme To Push For More Women In Nuclear
The International Atomic Energy Agency has launched a new fellowship programme for up to 100 female graduate students a year to help close what it says is “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 initiative, by IAEA director-general Rafael Mariano Grossi, was presented at an agency event in Vienna to mark International Women’s Day. Marie Skłodowska-Curie’s granddaughter, nuclear physicist Hélène Langevin-Joliot, sent a video message in support of the initiative.

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