ICTP's Physics Without Frontiers (PWF) programme has opened its annual call for project proposals; the deadline is 29 February 2024 for projects taking place between May 2024 - April 2025.
Apply to organise a project and volunteer for PWF, even without a full idea of what the project will be! With a focus on the applicants’ motivation and goals and intended impact of the project, the PWF team will select key projects to work with to the second stage, and develop a full proposal for a project with them. The selected applicants will work with PWF to put together the full detailed proposal. This is then sent for approval to PWF and other partners including the participating universities.
PWF welcomes applications which aim to teach, train, and inspire undergraduate and master’s students in physics and mathematics from the Global South, broadly interpreted.
Who can apply, and who are the volunteer scientists? They often are, but not exclusively:
- A lecturer(s) at a university in the Global South applying to organise a project for their own students in their university, region, or country, or they may be applying to partner with other universities or with another country.
- A graduate student, postdoc or lecturer from the Global South working abroad, applying to organise a project in their own or another country.
PWF's focus is on universities that do not have PhD research ongoing in the scientific area, sometimes no MSc. The target audiences are advanced undergraduate and master students. PWF is always very eager to hear from scientists from countries in conflict and projects to support diversity, in particular women and girls.
An online Q&A session for prospective PWF project applicants will be held on Tuesday 6 February 2024 from 3 to 4 pm CET; pre-registration is required here.
For more details about how to apply, visit the PWF web page.