How to Apply

How to apply for a STEP fellowship

NEW: A call for applications is now open; the deadline is 15 August 2017. Read below for details.

Applications are welcome from students in developing countries who are enrolled in a PhD course at their home university. PhD students who are supervised by an ICTP Associate are encouraged to apply.

The programme aims at an equitable participation of fellows, and therefore especially welcomes applications from woman scientists.

Priority will be given to young researchers.

Deadlines to submit applications are 15 February and 15 August of each year, for applications to be considered at the March and September meeting, repectively, of the selection committee.

Applications for the next call will be accepted only via the STEP online application form. Applicants should complete the online form (Part I). Once this form is submitted with also the contact details (email) of the applicant's PhD supervisor at the home institute, the home supervisor will receive a link to fill the second part of the application (Part II). Only complete applications with both online forms (i.e., Part I & Part II) submitted by the deadline will be considered.

For information only, the previous word version of the application form with details on the information requested online from the applicant (Part I) and home supervisor (Part II) can be viewed/dowloaded here.