We are pleased to inform you about the new initiative recently launched, the IAEA Lise Meitner Programme (LMP), which provides early- and mid‑career women professionals with opportunities to participate in a multiweek visiting professional programme and advance their technical and soft skills.
Named after Austrian-Swedish physicist Lise Meitner, the visiting professional programme aims to boost women career development in the nuclear sector, in particular in the nuclear energy field. The programme includes professional visits to various nuclear facilities, such as but not limited to, facilities under construction, operation or decommissioning, research centres, scientific institutions, laboratories, industry sector and start-up companies. The programme curriculum matches participants’ profiles and interests. In addition, participants have an opportunity to expand on individual professional relationships with a wide range of leaders and experts in the field.
The LMP includes on‑site lectures and discussions with interactive training, which may include project development and implementation, laboratory analysis, testing and measurements, as well as modelling and simulations using advanced computer codes or simulators. Technical assignments and discussions on topics beneficial and relevant to the host organisations, and LMP participants and their employers are also part of the programme. Finally, the programme envisages enhancing participants’ soft skills through management and leadership training, mentoring, networking, and coaching, and competency management.
The visiting professional programme typically lasts between two to four weeks and possibly longer in some host countries, gathering 10 to 15 visiting professionals per cohort. The visiting professionals are not expected to bear any financial cost for participation in the programme. The programme is funded by extra-budgetary and in-kind contributions from IAEA Member States and other donors.
Qualified female professionals are invited to submit the application with the required supporting documents at the following: Information for applicants | IAEA. The first professional visits under the IAEA Lise Meitner Programme are expected to take place in June 2023, in the United States of America. Candidates interested in this professional visit should submit their applications no later than Sunday, March 19, 2023 (11:59pm, Vienna time). The application submission does not guarantee a place in the visiting professional programme.
For eligibility and application requirements please visit the following link: Information for applicants | IAEA. For more information about the programme contact us at: LMP@iaea.org
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IAEA Lise Meitner Programme Team