FUSION Spring 2024


Welcome to the spring edition of FUSION!

Call For Presentations: UK PONI Annual Conference 2024

Deadline: 10 May 2024

The call for proposals to present at the UK PONI Annual Conference 2024 is currently open!

Selected candidates will receive support from RUSI experts, who will help them refine their ideas and research. They will have the opportunity to present their work to a broad audience, receive feedback on their research from a diverse field of experts in the nuclear community and build connections with representatives from across the nuclear enterprise.

We encourage proposals that address this year’s designated topics from a wide range of viewpoints, including both technical and policy perspectives.

Applications from budding professionals and students of nuclear issues are welcome, and in fact, encouraged! We are actively seeking presentation proposals from graduate students, emerging technical specialists, and other early career professionals, including those with military experience. UK PONI is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and we thus warmly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities.

If you are thinking about applying and would like to learn more, check out the recordings from last year’s panels and reach out to ukponi@rusi.org in case of questions – we’ll be happy to help you!

UK PONI Annual Conference 2024: Call for Presentations
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Coming Soon: UK PONI Short Pieces

Look out for the upcoming publication of short written pieces from speakers at the 2023 Annual Conference. As we countdown to this year’s big event, they will be sharing their research and insights monthly in the form of Nuclear Reactions.

Pieces will look at topics including:

  • The AUKUS Partnership in the New Nuclear Age
  • Continuity and Change in the UK’s Approach to deterrence working on nuclear issues.
  • Nuclear security and Non-proliferation in a New Era for Nuclear Energy
  • Deciphering Chinese Nuclear Thinking


Do not miss out on these valuable contributions from our conference presenters as we gear up for another year of impactful discussions on crucial nuclear issues! Keep an eye on our socials and webpage for updates.

Save the Date: UK PONI Annual Conference 2024

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our 2024 Annual Conference which will be held on Tuesday 10 September at RUSI in London.

The Annual Conference is the foremost UK forum spotlighting the expertise of a new generation, and a hallmark of the UK Project on Nuclear Issues. It will convene together emerging and established experts from all corners of the nuclear field, promoting a diverse, informed dialogue on today’s most pertinent and pressing nuclear issues.

Registrations will open in early July, so if you are thinking about joining us save the date in your calendar!

External Events & Opportunities

Call for submissions: Nuclear Security Workshop
Organiser: The Centre for International Security at the Hertie School
When: 15-16 July 2024
Closing date for submissions is 21 April 2024
Learn more

Call for presentations: World Nuclear Symposium 2024
Organiser: World Nuclear Association
When: 4-6 September 2024
Closing date for submissions is 26 April 2024
Learn more

Call for applications: BSc and MSc Nuclear Competition and Summer School
Organiser: European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN)
When: 1-5 July 2024
Closing date for submissions is 2 May 2024
Learn more

Call for proposals: the CSIS PONI 2024 Summer Conference
Organiser: Project on Nuclear Issues at the Centre for International and Strategic Studies (CSIS)
Closing date for proposals is 13 May for U.S. Citizens
Learn more

Call for applications: Princeton School on Science and Global Security
Organiser: Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security (SGS)
When: 10-16 October 2024
Closing date for applications is 1 June 2024
Learn more

Call for applications: Nuclear Energy Futures CDT Research Projects
Organiser: EPSRC Training Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy Futures
Learn more

International Conference on Small Modular Reactors and their Applications
Organiser: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
When: 21-25 October 2024
Learn more

Spotlight: Women and Nuclear Issues

United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
From the Margins to the Mainstream. Advancing Intersectional Gender Analysis of Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
Read more

International Atomic Energy Agency
Journeys of IAEA Women Leaders
Read more

The Arms Control Poseur Podcast by William Alberque
Gendered Perspectives in Arms Control, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament 
Listen here

Vacancies at Women in Nuclear (WiN) UK
WiN UK Project Team (Various roles)
Read more and apply

Jobs & Internships

Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship 2024-2025
Chatham House
Closing date for applications is 22 April 2024
Read more and apply

Data Science and Analytics Intern
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Closing date for applications is 11 May 2024
Read more and apply

Defense and Security Researcher
RAND Corporation
Read more and apply

Submit opportunities

Engage and help bridge the gap between policy and technical expertise to ensure a well-rounded exchange of knowledge within the nuclear community. We invite you to share any interesting positions, courses, webinars, or other relevant opportunities with us via email, at ukponi@rusi.org.



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