Funding Opportunities

University of Manchester Masters funding

Details of bursaries offered by the National Skills Academy: Nuclear are available at  

We are pleased to inform you about the IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (MSCFP), which was launched in 2020 by the IAEA Director General in an effort to increase the number of women in the nuclear field, supporting an inclusive workforce of men and women who contribute to and drive global scientific and technological innovation. The Programme aims to inspire and encourage young women to pursue a career in nuclear related fields, by providing highly motivated female students with scholarships for Master’s programmes and an opportunity to pursue an internship facilitated by the IAEA.

Scholarships are awarded annually, to 100+ female students, subject to availability of funds. In the selection of students, consideration is given to geographic and field of study diversity, in addition to eligibility requirements and other criteria. The selected students are awarded up to €20,000 for tuition costs and up to €20,000 for living costs for their Master’s programme. Upon completion of their studies, students are also given an opportunity to pursue an internship for up to 12 months at the IAEA, its partner organizations as well as industry. Additionally, students are provided with opportunities to attend and participate in various educational, professional and networking events. Since its launch in 2020, MSCFP has received 1042 applications, selecting 210 students from 93 nationalities studying in 53 countries worldwide.

The programme is envisaged to grow each year to ensure more women have an opportunity to pursue advanced education in nuclear related fields. The next application call is scheduled to open in mid-July and will close by beginning of October. To read more about the programme and eligibility requirements please visit the link: IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme | IAEA and Information for applicants | IAEA.

Grundy Educational Trust:  For all queries and applications, please email Up to £4,500 per annum is available in funding. Further details including eligibility and application processes can be found here.

The Nuclear Industry Benevolent Fund is a Registered Charity supporting those working or who have worked in the UK Nuclear Industry and their dependants through the provision of support, signposting and financial assistance. The Fund was established in 1957 as the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) Benevolent Fund. In 1998 the Fund changed it’s name to the UBA Benevolent Fund and in 2013 it became The Nuclear Industry Benevolent Fund

TNIBF Bursary Scheme, which is part of the The Nuclear Industry Benevolent Fund TNIBF runs a bursary scheme to support individuals already working in the nuclear industry, or preparing for a career in the industry, who are struggling financially to support their chosen route. The bursary is wholly funded by TNIBF and will provide financial support to individuals for education and training opportunities to help them begin or further their professional career in the UK Nuclear Industry.
This bursary will support individuals on programmes of study or training relevant to meeting the future skills demands of the nuclear industry.