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IAEA Scholarship

One of our past pupils, Osahenre Samuel (class of 2020), has been awarded a fellowship under the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellowship Programme (MSCFP).

Osas began her MSc. in Medical Physics at UCD in September 2023, has been awarded this prestigious IAEA fellowship, which aims to help increase the number of women working in nuclear science and technology, and build up gender-balanced capacities relevant to nuclear science and its applications, nuclear safety and security, non-proliferation and nuclear law.

The fellowship provides support for highly motivated female students accepted or enrolled in a master’s programme in a nuclear related field at an accredited university. The programme honours Marie Skłodowska Curie for her pioneering research on radioactivity, which was a crucial step in the scientific journey to the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Marie Skłodowska-Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and was the first person, and only woman, to be awarded two Nobel Prizes, one in Physics in 1903, and one in Chemistry in 1911.