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ICTP/IAEA Sandwich Training Educational Programme 2022 fellowships

Call for Applications
Call for Applications

24/11/2021 - Trieste

ICTP is now accepting applications for its ICTP/IAEA Sandwich Training Educational Programme (STEP); the deadline is 15 April 2022.

Applications are welcome from students in developing countries who are enrolled in a PhD course at their home university. Physics and mathematics students from a wide range of fields work are encouraged to apply.

The program aims to enrich the doctoral studies of students by providing access to advising, conferences, and research support. With a STEP fellowship, PhD students study at their home universities but have the financial support to visit ICTP or a collaborating institute for a three- to six-month stay each year for three successive years.

STEP's goal is to strengthen the scientific capability of young scientists and researchers from developing countries to better contribute and serve the scientific, technical, and economic development of their home countries. STEP fellowships enrich their doctoral studies by giving students access to ICTP's and the IAEA's international community and world-class research and training facilities.

Fellowships are awarded on the merit of a thesis project proposed by students and their home country advisors. The STEP fellow is assigned to an appropriate host institute with a designated co-advisor.


For more information and to apply online please visit:

PhD students who are supervised by an ICTP Associate are encouraged to apply.