2 early-career researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Cambridge were awarded a NuSec Network Personal Development Grant to attend the 16th ESARDA Course on Nuclear Safeguards and Non-proliferation, April 2017, Ispra, Italy.
This 5 day course, held at the Joint Research Centre, provided an in-depth insight into the legal, technical and logistical frameworks for the global safeguarding of nuclear materials.
One NuSec funded student said it was “One of the most interesting courses I have attended. Safeguards and security are more complex than I had imagined and many interesting challenges exist. It would not have been possible for me to attend this ESARDA course without a NuSec Personal Development Grant”.
The course also provided our NuSec funded students with an opportunity to network with other European nuclear professionals and professionals from other disciplines including law and engineering. This increased understanding and networking will be invaluable to our NuSec funded students in the future development of their scientific papers, research and grant proposals.
Our NuSec Personal Development Grant scheme is aimed at strengthening the research and innovation capacity of Nuclear Security Scientists and developing new collaborations between researchers and partner organisations. If you are interested in applying for a grant, please click here.