Sandwich Training Educational Programme: ICTP/IAEA, Italy 3726 views

Through Sandwich Training Educational Programme (STEP), ICTP and its UN partner, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), offer fellowships to PhD students from developing countries in the fields of physics and mathematics.

STEP’s goal is to strengthen the scientific capability of young scientists and researchers to better contribute and serve the scientific, technical, and economic development of their home countries.

————Quick Overview——–
Organization ICTP/IAEA Sandwich Training Educational Programme
Fellowship Level PhD Fellowship
Country Italy
Subject areas Physics, Mathematics
Fellowship amount EU 1,400 per month
Eligibility Enrolled in PhD program
Deadline 15 February and 15 August (Yearly)

Training and/or research Locations

  • ICTP
  • Elettra Synchrotron Light Facility
  • Trieste Laser Laboratory
  • University of Trieste
  • Advanced Technology and Nanoscience National Laboratory (IOM-CNR TASC)
  • National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN)
  • Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Ljubljana
  • International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
  • National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics (OGS)
  • International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)
  • Regional Agency for Environmental Protection of Friuli Venezia Giulia
  • Hospitals of Udine and Trieste
  • IAEA laboratories at Seibersdorf, Vienna
  • IAEA Marine Laboratory in Monaco.

 Subject areas

  • Atomic and Nuclear physics
  • Nuclear, Isotope and Laser Techniques applied to: Human Health,
    Agriculture, Biotechnology and Biophotonics water resources and Environmental Studies
  • Synchrotron Radiation and Applications
  • Medical Radiation Physics
  • Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics
  • High energy Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Earth system Physics
  • Applied Physics (including micro- and nano-electronics, fluid dynamics)


  • Students from developing countries who are already enrolled in PhD course in any university.

 Contact details

ICTP-IAEA Sandwich Training Educational Programme
c/o Office of External Activities
Via Beirut, 6
I-34151 Trieste, Italy
Telephone: +39 040 22 40 322
Telefax: +39 040 22 40 443

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