Since its initiation in 1958, the International Atomic Energy Agency Fellowship Program has provided training, study, and research opportunities in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy for scientists and engineers from developing countries. Program participants are, or soon will be, entrusted with responsibilities important to the development of their home countries. The IAEA Fellowship Program includes an obligation that the fellow works in the home country in a field employing peaceful uses of atomic energy for at least two years after completing the fellowship.
The Division of Educational Programs at Argonne National Laboratory (DEP-ANL), under funding of the U.S. government, administers the program for the IAEA fellows who receive awards for training in the United States. A major responsibility of DEP-ANL is arranging suitable study or training programs for the fellowship candidates. Such arrangements are possible only with the cooperation of colleges and universities, hospitals, private corporations and governmental agencies.
The IAEA selects candidates for fellowship awards from a list of applicants submitted and endorsed by the governments of the member states. Upon completion of training arrangements in the host country, the IAEA awards a fellowship to be accepted by the candidate and his/her government. For additional information, visit the International Atomic Energy Agency
The Department of Radiation Medicine at Northwell Health has hosted a number of IAEA fellows over the past several years.
Recent fellows include:
- Rodrigo Rubo (Centro Infantil Bodrino; Campinas, Brazil) 2010