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January 2024


ICTP's 60th Anniversary Celebrations

This year marks ICTP’s 60th anniversary and the celebrations include a long list of events that are going to take place throughout the year. International conferences featuring leading experts as well as special events, both public and institutional, will mark this important milestone and will constitute occasions to celebrate together with our national and international partners and collaborators. The first event took place on 22 January with a public dialogue featuring ICTP climate scientist Filippo Giorgi held at Trieste's Miramare Castle. Read more ...

ICTP Associates Video Series Celebrates 60 Years of the Programme

An important event taking place from 1 to 3 July 2024 at ICTP will mark the ICTP Associates Programme’s 60th anniversary. As the celebrations are approaching, ICTP is pleased to release the video series “Science is Our Common Language”, featuring some of the current associates. The first episode features Luis Foa Torres, a professor of physics at the University of Chile, and the 2018 recipient of the ICTP Prize. Read more ...

Support for Arab Science

ICTP and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development have launched a support programme for advancing the capabilities of Arab researchers and students in science and technology. A new agreement between the two organizations benefits Arab scientists residing in their home countries or other Arab Fund countries who want to participate in a range of ICTP training and education programmes. Read more ...

Spirit of Salam Awardees 2024 Announced

Three people have been named as recipients of the 2024 Spirit of Abdus Salam Award for their longterm dedication to the Centre's scientific excellence and social well-being. The recipients are: Rosanna Sain, the former secretary of ICTP's High Energy, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (HECAP) section; Luciano Maiani, the chairperson of the ICTP Scientific Council from 2011 to 2022; and Fabio Zwirner, the representative of the Italian Government on the ICTP Steering Committee, as well as its chair, from 2014 to 2022. Read more ...

A Stellar Discovery: ICTP Researcher Uncovers Potentially the Earliest Known Astronomical Chart

ICTP researcher Federico Bernardini recently discovered two unusually carved stones at the entrance of a key ancient fortification site near Trieste. The stones are circular, around 50 cm in diameter and 30 cm deep, with particular markings showing them to be astronomical charts. One of these could be the oldest star chart ever discovered. Read more ...


Call for Proposals, ICTP Scientific Calendar 2025

ICTP is planning its 2025 offering of conferences, workshops and schools—-also known as its Scientific Calendar—-and seeks proposals from the international scientific community for activities to include. The deadline for 2025 activity proposals is 29 February 2024. Details ...

Funding Opportunity for Researchers from China

The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) is accepting applications for funding from researchers from China who are interested in attending a selection of seminars, workshops and conferences organised by ICTP and taking place in Trieste during the second half of 2024 (from June to December). Application deadline: 29 February 2024. Details ...

ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Programme

The Centre's one-year Programme helps students from disadvantaged countries gain the knowledge and study skills they need to pursue PhD degrees anywhere in the world. Apply by 15 March 2024 for the 2024-2025 course. Details ...

APS-EPS-ICTP Travel Award Fellowship Programme 2024

The APS-EPS-ICTP Travel Award Fellowships cover the major costs of a two-consecutive-month research visit to a participating laboratory in Europe and North America, or to a more advanced developing country. Deadline: 31 March 2024. Details ...

ICTP Sandwich Training and Education Programme (STEP)

ICTP's Sandwich Training Educational Programme (STEP), coordinated jointly with its UN partner the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), offers fellowships that allow PhD students to study at their home universities but have the financial support to visit ICTP or a collaborating institute for a three- to six-month stay each year for three successive years. Deadline: 15 April 2024. Details ...

Call for Nominations, Walter Kohn Prize

The Prize is awarded biennially to a young scientist for outstanding contributions in the field of quantum-mechanical materials and molecular modeling, performed in a developing country or emerging economy, with emphasis on first-principles techniques. Nomination deadline: 31 May 2024. Details ...

ICTP's Training and Research in Italian Laboratories (TRIL) Programme

Through TRIL, scientists can spend time in one of the hundreds of Italian laboratories that ICTP has agreements with for research in different branches of the physical sciences. Application deadline: ongoing. Details ...

HECAP Call for Short-term Visits (July to December)

The ICTP High Energy, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (HECAP) section offers every year a number of grants for short-term visits (for visits up to 3 months). Scientists from developing countries are encouraged to apply. Applications are now being accepted for visits to take place from July to December 2024. Deadline: 15 March 2024. Details …

Call for Projects, ICTP's Physics Without Frontiers (PWF) Programme

PWF has opened its annual call for project proposals; the deadline is 29 February 2024 for projects taking place between May 2024 - April 2025. Each PWF project is conducted by volunteer scientists and combines activities such as hands-on training, lecturing and networking, developed with a country's specific needs in mind. Deadline: 29 February 2024. Details ...

Upcoming Deadlines

School on Parallel Programming and Parallel Architecture for High Performance Computing

Deadline: 4 February 2024

WIEN2k Hands-On Workshop for New and Existing Users

Deadline: 5 February 2024

Joint ICTP-IAEA Workshop on Advanced Technologies in Laser-Driven Radiation Sources and Their Applications

Deadline: 5 February 2024

Workshop on the Biophysics of Fungal Spore Dispersal and its Relevance to Plant Disease

Deadline: 16 February 2024

Niš School 2024: Information, Noise and Physics of Life

Deadline: 20 February 2024

6th Workshop on Water Resources in Developing Countries: Hydroclimate Modeling, Information Tools and Simulation Techniques

Deadline: 25 February 2024

Joint ICTP-IAEA Nuclear Energy Management School

Deadline: 29 February 2024

Joint ICTP-IAEA Nuclear Knowledge Management School

Deadline: 29 February 2024

Important links
ICTP Scientific Calendar:

Marie Curie Library:

A Video Introduction to ICTP: