Career Development

Conferences, workshops and schools »
description
Each year, ICTP organizes about 50 activities (Schools/Colleges, Conferences, Workshops, etc.) either on its Trieste premises, or at outside venues, usually in a developing or emerging country. These activities are known as ICTP's Scientific Calendar. Topics for activities are not restricted to theory. The activities are selected on the basis of scientific novelty and impact on the international community, with special emphasis on bringing together scientists from South and North, basic training for younger scientists, and hands-on training for computer-intensive subjects. ICTP encourages proposals for activities to be added to its Scientific Calendar; for more details, see http://www.ictp.it/call-for-proposals.aspx.
who can apply
Scientists and students from all countries that are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA may attend an ICTP activity.
length of the programme
Varies, depending on activity
location
Trieste and locations ithroughout the developing world
deadline
Depends on the activity
Field of study/research
Physics and mathematics
Entitlements
ICTP activities have no registration fees. A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants working in a developing country and who are at the early stages of their career.
Contact

proposal@ictp.it

Junior Associates »
description
Junior Associates are intended for promising young scientists up to the age of 35. The Associates programme enables individual scientists to maintain long term formal contacts with the stimulating and active scientific environment of the Centre.
who can apply
Scientists up to age 35 from and working in developing countries.
length of the programme
6-year appointment, during which associate visits ICTP three times for stays of between 30 and 60 days each
location
Trieste
deadline
31 January of year prior to year of commencement (applications accepted starting 1 October). Please note that, due to the pandemic, the 2021 selection for associateships starting in 2022 has been cancelled.
Field of study/research
Listed on the ICTP associates online application
Entitlements
Travel support and living allowance for three visits to ICTP
Contact
  • Phone: (+39) 040 2240 554
  • Fax: (+39) 040 22407554
  • Email: assoc@ictp.it
Regular Associates »
description
Regular Associates are 6-year awards intended exclusively for scientists from or working in developing countries.
who can apply
Scientists aged between 36 and 45 from and working in developing countries
length of the programme
6-year appointment, during which associate visits ICTP three times for stays of between 30 and 60 days each
location
Trieste
deadline
31 January of year prior to year of commencement (applications accepted starting 1 October). Please note that, due to the pandemic, the 2021 selection for associateships starting in 2022 has been cancelled.
Field of study/research
Listed on the ICTP associates online application
Entitlements
Travel support and living allowance for three visits to ICTP
Contact
  • Phone: (+39) 040 2240 552
  • Fax: (+39) 040 22407552
  • Email: assoc@ictp.it
Senior Associates »
description
Senior Associates are intended for scientists, over the age of 45, from or working in developing countries.
who can apply
Scientists from age 45 to 65 from and working in developing countries
length of the programme
6-year appointment; unlimited visits of up to 60 days each
location
Trieste
deadline
31 January of year prior to year of commencement (applications accepted starting 1 October). Please note that, due to the pandemic, the 2021 selection for associateships starting in 2022 has been cancelled.
Field of study/research
Listed on the ICTP associates online application
Entitlements
Euros 8000 (must be used to cover travel and living expenses during the 6-year appointment)
Contact
  • Phone: (+39) 040 2240 551
  • Fax: (+39) 040 22407551
  • Email: assoc@ictp.it
Federated Institutes »
description
Federated Institutes are agreements between ICTP and scientific institutes in developing countries that enable young scientists, up to the age of 40, to participate in ICTP's scientific programmes on a cost-sharing basis. The agreement stipulates that: (1) The Federated Institute has up to a total of 90 person days available at ICTP during the three-year validity of the agreement with not more than 45 person days in a given calendar year. (2) Members of the Federated Institute apply to ICTP activities but the acceptance and the duration of the visit are determined solely by the selection committees at ICTP. (3) Cost sharing is understood to mean that ICTP provides local accommodation in Trieste and a per diem while the travel expenses are borne by both ICTP and the Federated Institute. The amount contributed by ICTP towards travel depends on the region in which the Federated Institute resides. Over the period of the agreement the contribution from ICTP towards travel is up to €1,500 for North Africa, Eastern Europe and Western Asia while it is up to €3,000 for Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and Eastern Asia and for Latin America.
who can apply
Scientific institutes from developing countries (to send junior scientists to ICTP)
length of the programme
3 years; with total visiting time of 90 days
location
Trieste
deadline
30 September
Field of study/research
Any ICTP field
Entitlements
Living expenses; shared travel expenses with Federated Institute
Contact
  • Phone: (+39) 040 2240 554
  • Fax: (+39) 040 2240 7554
  • Email: assoc@ictp.it
OFID Postgraduate Fellowship »
description
ICTP and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) announce a joint programme offering fellowships and research/training opportunities to PhD students in developing countries within areas of ICTP’s scientific and technical competence. The OFID Postgraduate Fellowships will support 15 doctoral students from developing countries to access ICTP and partner research/training facilities for up to six months per year for three consecutive years. Fellows will carry out research/training towards their PhD within the Sandwich Training Educational Programme (STEP) scheme at ICTP (see http://www.ictp.it/programmes/step.aspx), mentored by co-supervisors at the host institutes in coordination with their supervisors at their home institutes.
who can apply
PhD students from all developing countries (except OPEC and OFID member countries) will be considered. Selection criteria: Fellowships are awarded on the merit of the thesis projects proposed by the students and their home country advisors; priority attention will be given to young researchers from least developed countries.
length of the programme
3 years; stays of up to 6 months per year
location
ICTP and partner research/training facilities
deadline
15 August 2015
Field of study/research
any of the ICTP fields of research (see http://www.ictp.it)
Entitlements
EUR 1,400 per month during each stay at the host institute as well as the costs of travel and medical insurance.
Contact

ictp.ofid@ictp.it

The Kuwait Programme at ICTP »
description
The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and ICTP have extended their longtime partnership for science advancement by creating a new joint programme of support for scientists from Kuwait and other Arab countries to be engaged in ICTP activities. The Kuwait Programme at ICTP offers the following opportunities: (1) Supporting Scientists from Arab Countries to attend ICTP Scientific Calendar activities, (2) Diploma Students Programme, (3) Post-doctoral Fellowship
who can apply
Scientists from Kuwait and other Arab countries
length of the programme
Varies depending on the type of opportunity
location
ICTP
deadline
Varies depending on the type of opportunity
Field of study/research
any of the ICTP fields of research
Entitlements
Varies depending on the type of opportunity
International Training and Research (INTR) Programme »
description
The International Training and Research (INTR) Programme expands the breadth of career-enhancing opportunities for active early career scientists from developing countries by providing the possibility of short-term research visits to participating laboratories in all of Europe and North America in order to reinforce, renew, or in extraordinary cases, create scientific collaborations. The programme is designed to work with multiple stakeholders to ensure the success of the visits and external partners make possible this wider access to advanced laboratories. INTR is similar to ICTP's successful Training and Research in Italian Laboratories (TRIL) programme, but for research laboratories in Europe or North America (excluding Italy). The programme, which is being administered in close partnership with the European Physical Society, aims at providing grants to young scientists to cover the major costs of their visits, up to a maximum of $5,000 USD. Applicants will need to send us their complete CV including publications, at least one letter of reference, a short description of the research they wish to carry out in the two month visit that clearly states how the visit will enhance their own research and career, a letter of agreement by the host laboratory, and a justified budget management plan for travel and local expenses to itlabs@ictp.it with the subject line "INTR Fellowships" by 28 February in the year of the intended Fellowship. Proficiency in English, or fluency in the language of the host country, is required.
who can apply
Outstanding doctoral students or early career physicists (within 10 years of their PhD), who are nationals of developing countries and who are currently studying or working in their same or another developing country. An important subset of this framework is dedicated to those scientists from developing countries who obtained their Ph.D. in Europe and who could enter a mutually beneficial collaboration with their former laboratory.
length of the programme
Grants are awarded for a two-month visit at the host institute
location
European or North American research laboratories (excluding Italy)
deadline
28 February in the year of the intended fellowship
Field of study/research
Various branches of physical sciences.
Entitlements
The maximum grant that can be awarded is 5,000 USD, which should be used to cover all expenses related to the two-month research visit.
Contact

itlabs@ictp.it

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CIMPA-ICTP Research in Pairs for mathematicians in developing countries »
description
This programme provides support to young researchers in mathematics from developing countries, so they can come to Europe to build or continue a strong research in pair collaboration project with a European researcher. During this period, it is expected that these two people work together on a well-substantiated research project, mainly in the institute of the European colleague. The visit should have a duration of at least 6 weeks. During this stay, the visitor must undergo a visit to either CIMPA (in Côte d'Azur) or ICTP (in Trieste, Italy) in order to record a mini-course (at least at Masters level) of approximately 8 hours (in French or English) on mathematics related to her/his research topic.
who can apply
Young researchers holding a PhD in mathematics who are based in a developing country at the time of the application, wanting to visit a researcher in Europe holding a PhD in mathematics.
length of the programme
Funded research periods must be at least 6 weeks long.
location
Both the European colleague and the visitor must be based, throughout the entire visit, in one of the following countries: Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland.
deadline
31 December for visits to be held in the following year.
Field of study/research
Mathematics
Entitlements
ICTP will provide a grant so that the visitor can purchase the travel ticket. CIMPA will support the living expenses. The funding awarded for any visit will not exceed 10,000 Euros.
Contact

Offices of External Activities
ICTP
Strada Costiera 11
I-34151 Trieste, Italy
Phone: (+39) 040 2240 553
Fax: (+39) 040 2240 443
Email: oea@ictp.it

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