6 September 2019.
The IAEA’s 2020 International Essay Competition on Nuclear Security for Students and Early Career Professionals
Students and early career professionals up to 35 years of age are invited to submit innovative and original essays on the topic “Future of Nuclear Security: Sustaining and Strengthening Efforts”. The essay competition aims to promote creative thinking and wider awareness about nuclear security challenges and opportunities, including those highlighted by the International Conference on Nuclear Security.
The IAEA especially encourages women and nationals from developing countries to participate in the essay competition. Students and professionals involved in the multiple disciplines supporting nuclear security, including natural and social sciences, engineering, law, international relations, and other legal, policy and technical disciplines are encouraged to take part. The IAEA also welcomes entries by early career professionals from governments, competent authorities, including regulatory bodies, intelligence agencies, security agencies, response, and law enforcement agencies, industry, academia and the non-governmental sector.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Nuclear security.
- Natural sciences.
- Social sciences.
- International relations.
- Legal disciplines.
- Policy disciplines.
- Technical disciplines.
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, or Spanish.
EGYPT, MOROCCO, TUNISIA, TURKEY, IRAN, SUDAN, IRAQ, LEBANON, SAUDI ARABIA, ALGERIA, LIBYA, SYRIA, KUWAIT, CYPRUS, JORDAN, QATAR, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, YEMEN, MAURITANIA, BAHRAIN, COMOROS, OMAN, DJIBOUTI & OTHER COUNTRIES THAT ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST OR NORTH AFRICA.
The IAEA’s third International Conference on Nuclear Security: Sustaining and Strengthening Efforts (ICONS 2020), will be held in Vienna, Austria, from 10 to 14 February 2020.
- The competition is only open to nationals of IAEA Member States.
- Applicants must be 35 years of age and under (born after 1st January 1986). Finalists will be requested to send their identification documents (E.g. copy of passport) to facilitate administrative arrangements and travel to Austria.
- Essay maximum word count: 1,000.
- Entries in any official language of the IAEA (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) will be accepted. However, applicants should note that for an impartial and fair judging process, best essays will be translated into English if needed and be subject to a blind evaluation at the final selection stage. Therefore, applicants who wish to ensure the quality of the translation may choose to submit their essays in English.
- Only one essay is allowed per entrant. Once an essay has been submitted, the applicant will not have the opportunity to revise it. Please carefully check before submitting the final copy and ensure that all supplementary information is correct.
- All essays must be an original work by the applicant in their own words, except for quotations from published and unpublished sources, which are clearly indicated and acknowledged as such. Citations must follow internationally recognized styles (Chicago, MLA, ACS, IEEE, NLM, Vancouver, AAA, APA, APSA, etc.), and applicants can at any time be requested to provide clarification of the source. Any content that can be identified as plagiarism will immediately be disqualified.
- The overall themes for ICONS 2020 are as follows.
• International legally and non-legally binding instruments for nuclear security.
• Role of the IAEA in nuclear security.
• National nuclear security regimes.
• Emerging technologies and the digital age.
• International cooperation in information exchange, sharing of good practices and broader experience to enhance nuclear security.
More information and expected technical topics can be found on the Conference Webpage.
- Three finalists will receive cash prizes of €2000 and a certificate signed by the IAEA Director
- The finalists will receive flight tickets, accommodation, and daily living expenses to attend and present their essays at ICONS 2020 side event in Vienna, Austria (10-14 February 2020).
- The essays will be posted on the IAEA Conference Website with a link on the IAEA Conference App for the duration of the Conference and included in the conference proceedings.
First Step: Submit your essay via email to [email protected].
The submission e-mail should:
- Contain “Essay Competition 2020”_” applicant’s family name” in the subject line – E.g. Essay Competition 2020_Smith.
- Have the essay as an attachment in MS Word format.
- Contain the following information in the body of the e-mail:
1. Applicant’s first and last name as in the passport.
2. Title (Mr/Ms).
4. If a student, enrolled programme (bachelors, Masters, PhD).
5. Country of passport.
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This Scholarship Published by:
“Rania Khalaf / Egypt “
Reviewed by “ Mohamed Magdi Eweda / Egypt”
MARJ3 Scholarships team