Pre-PhD Programmes

ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Programme »
description
An intense, 12-month pre-doctoral education programme for talented young science students from the developing world who have limited possibilities to pursue advanced studies in their home countries
who can apply
BSc (but a MSc is preferred) in physics or mathematics; under age 28; from UN member country
length of the programme
1 year, from 1 September to 31 August
location
Trieste
deadline
January 31
Field of study/research
Condensed Matter Physics; High Energy, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Earth System Physics; Mathematics
Entitlements
Tuition-free; 10 yearly scholarships plus travel grant for applicants from developing countries
Contact

ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Programme
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics

Strada Costiera 11, 34151 Trieste (Italy)
Ms. Patrizia Passarella (LB room E)

  • Phone: (+39) 040 2240 389
  • Fax: (+39) 040 2240 388
  • Email: email
ICTP/IAEA Sandwich Training Education Programme »
description
STEP fellowships help stem developing world brain drain by keeping PhD students at their home universities but supporting them to visit ICTP or a collaborating institute for a three- to six-month stay each year for three successive years. Fellows work on their PhD theses with their advisors at their home institutes and co-advisors at the hosting institutes. Their PhD is awarded at their home institutes.
who can apply
PhD students from developing countries
length of the programme
From 1 to 3 years; stay of 3 to 6 months per year. Flexible starting date(s)
location
ICTP; or collaborating institute
deadline
15 February or 15 August
Field of study/research
IAEA part: atomic and nuclear physics; nuclear, isotope and laser techniques applied to: human health, agriculture, biotechnology and bio-photonics, water resources and environmental studies; synchrotron radiation and applications; and medical radiation physics ICTP part: Condensed Matter Physics, High Energy Physics, Earth System Physics, Mathematics, Applied Physics (including micro- and nano-electronics, fluid dynamics, dense plasma source physics
Entitlements
EU 1,400 per month during each stay at the host institute as well as the costs of travel and medical insurance.
Contact

ICTP/IAEA STEP Program
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
C/O Office of External Activities

Strada Costiera 11, 34151 Trieste (Italy)