Programme for Training and Research in Italian Laboratories (TRIL)


The TRIL Programme offers scientists from developing countries the opportunity to undertake training and research in an Italian laboratory in different branches of the physical sciences.

The aim of the programme is to promote, through direct contacts and side-by-side high-level research, collaborations between the Italian scientific community and individuals, groups and institutions in developing countries. This programme thus addresses an important aspect of the mission of ICTP, namely to help form and strengthen a permanent scientific expertise in developing countries, cognisant of local needs and resources and of the frontiers of science and technology, and to provide support towards a sustainable capacity in basic and applied research that can help their nations' progress.













The ICTP has established agreements of collaboration with more than 400 Italian research institutes, providing young scientists with numerous options. TRIL partners include:

  • CNR (Italian National Research Council) institutes
  • Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste (Elettra Synchrotron Light Source)
  • ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development)
  • INFN (National Institute for Nuclear Physics)
  • INGV (Istituto Nazione di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
  • OGS (National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics)
    and several others

TRIL fellows are matched to laboratories that best meet their needs. Over the years, the TRIL experience has benefitted hundreds of developing world scientists, boosting their research careers through collaboration with world-class scientists and the latest equipment, and exposing them to Italian culture as well.