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
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
APS-EPS-ICTP Travel Award Fellowship Programme (ATAP) »
description
In honour of the 2022 International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development, the APS-EPS-ICTP Travel Award Fellowship Programme (ATAP) has been established. ATAP brings together important partnerships with the American Physical Society (APS) and the European Physical Society (EPS) to provide career-enhancing opportunities for active early career scientists from developing countries, specifically by offering short-term research visits to participating laboratories in Europe and North America. ATAP is similar to ICTP's successful Training and Research in Italian Laboratories (TRIL) programme, but extends its reach to additional host countries. ATAP aims to provide grants to young scientists to cover the major costs of two-month visits, up to a maximum of $5,000 USD. The minimum duration for the visits is two consecutive months. Applicants will need to send us their complete CV including publications, at least one letter of reference, a letter of agreement and endorsement from the host laboratory (a short description of the research to be carried out during the two-month visit should clearly state how the visit will enhance the applicant's own research and career. In exceptional cases we may assist the candidate to find a host laboratory), and a 1-page budget management plan evaluating the travel and local expenses and specifying the person/institution who will manage the funds in the host country. The materials should be sent to itlabs@ictp.it with the subject line "ATAP 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 PhD in Europe and who could enter a mutually beneficial collaboration with their former laboratory.
length of the programme
Grants are awarded for a minimum two-month visit at the host institute.
location
European (excluding Italy) or North American research laboratories
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
CIMPA-ICTP Research in Pairs for mathematicians in developing countries »
description
This programme provides support to 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
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
10 July 2022 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

Researchers Mobility for Sustainable Development »
description
The Central European Initiative (CEI) and ICTP agree on the urgency to provide young scientists/early-career researchers with opportunities for career development through international mobility. The CEI is an intergovernmental forum encompassing 17 Member States in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Its institutional mission is to promote regional cooperation for European integration and sustainable development. To this aim, international scientific cooperation and science diplomacy have been, are and will be decisive tools, thus representing a priority throughout the entire CEI membership. This is clearly stated in the “Trieste Declaration on Science” - unanimously adopted by CEI Ministers in charge of Research, Innovation and Higher Education in December 2019 – where mobility of researchers is singled out as an essential action to support. The ICTP has been supporting global efforts to advance scientific expertise in the developing world for about sixty years. Its mandate is to provide scientists from developing countries with the continuing education and skills they need to enjoy long and productive careers. This is done through high-level training and mobility programmes in physics, mathematics and related fields. Moreover, ICTP is interested in expanding its cooperation with countries of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, and particularly with CEI non-EU Member States in Eastern Europe and in the Western Balkans. Therefore, eligible applicants will be young scientists/early-career researchers from the following CEI Member States: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine. Based on the above, CEI and ICTP agreed to launch a new initiative entitled “Researchers’ Mobility for Sustainable Development”, which is also a joint contribution to the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development, approved by the United Nations General Assembly for 2022.
who can apply
Researchers from non-EU CEI Member States: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine. Priority will be given to early career researchers. Applications should be submitted to ICTP's Training and Research in Italian Laboratories (TRIL) application page: https://e-portal.ictp.it/applicant/login, indicating in the field 'Primary Objective' that this is an application to the CEI-ICTP programme.
length of the programme
Visits will be of 2 months duration.
location
Italy
deadline
Applications are accepted continuously.
Field of study/research
See fields of research indicated in the TRIL webpage at https://www.ictp.it/tril/fields-of-research.aspx.
Entitlements
For entitlements, see TRIL programme page at https://www.ictp.it/tril/conditions.aspx.
Contact

TRIL Office
ICTP Strada Costiera 11
I-34151 Trieste, Italy
Phone: (+39) 040 2240 553
Fax: (+39) 040 2240 443
Email: itlabs@ictp.it

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