ICTP Arab Fund Associates

The ICTP-Arab Fund Associate programme will enable scientists from Arab countries, at all stages of their careers, to maintain long term contacts with the stimulating and active scientific environment of the ICTP.

Arab Fund Associates will visit the ICTP for one to two months per year during the three-year period of their award. They may bring also a PhD or Masters student of their choice for each of the visits.

 In addition to the research fields listed below, ICTP-Arab Fund Associates can also pursue research in the field of Digital and Computer Networking.

Fields of research

High Energy, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics


Earth System Physics

Quantitative Life Sciences

Science, Technology and Innovation

Medical Physics

Who can apply

Eligible are scientists who hold a PhD and are nationals of and working in Arab Fund Member States (Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibuti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen). Special attention will be given to least developed countries & geographical distribution.


ICTP Arab Fund Associates and their accompanying students are entitled to daily living allowances for the entire duration of their stay, travel support and medical insurance.

How to apply

Applications are accepted through the ICTP portal at the following link:


Phone: (+39) 040 2240 554/624

Associates Programme
Scientists who hold a PhD and are nationals of and working in Arab Fund Member States
for Developing countries
3-year appointment, visits of 1 to 2 months per year with a total of three visits made available
To be announced
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