General Lab Information

Course Description

This one-week course will give participants an introduction to nonproliferation and international nuclear safeguards. The course examines the international nonproliferation regime and situates IAEA safeguards within it, to provide context for how safeguards is a key component of the regime. Lectures address topics such as the Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), domestic and international safeguards tools, IAEA verification approaches, as well as the current challenges in the fields.

This course was previously offered by BNL as Nonproliferation, Nuclear Safeguards and Security in the 21st Century (NNSS).

Course Topical Areas

  • Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • Nuclear Nonproliferation Successes and Failures
  • IAEA Safeguards: Concepts and Implementation Examples
  • Authorities of the IAEA
  • Other WMD Issues

Course Information

A detailed course schedule for 2024 will be available soon. To be eligible to participate, applicants must be 18 years or older as of June 24, 2024, and must be in or entering graduate school, have recently completed graduate school, or be currently employed in a relevant field.

  • Course instructors to be announced.
  • A stipend up to $1000 is available based on a demonstration of need. Stipends are only available to current students
  • There is no cost to participants to attend this course.

Important Dates

February 26, 2024 Application submission opens
March 25, 2024 Application submission closes
March 29, 2024 Submission deadline for letter of recommendation
April 12, 2024 Notification of acceptance (by e-mail)

Course Information

Note: This event falls under Exemption D (Formal classroom training held at Federal facilities, which does not exhibit indicia of a formal conference as outlined in the Conference/Event Exemption Request Form.) Participation is contingent on application acceptance.