Application Deadline: 15 August 2015
The Sandwich Training Educational Programme (STEP) aims at offering fellowship opportunities to Ph.D. students from developing countries in the fields of physics and mathematics.
The goal of the STEP is to strengthen the scientific capability of young scientists and researchers from developing countries to better contribute and serve the scientific, technical, and economic development of their home countries.
The STEP offers fellowships to candidates from thein the following fields:
- atomic and nuclear physics
- nuclear, isotope and laser techniques applied to:
- human health
- biotechnology and biophotonics
- water resources and environmental studies
- synchrotron radiation and applications
- medical radiation physics
with financial support provided by thethrough the IAEA Technical Cooperation Fund. The IAEA must receive an official endorsement for the fellow from the fellow’s country.
Fellowships are also provided by the ICTP, within its scientific and technical competence, to candidates from developing countries in the fields listed below:
- condensed matter and statistical physics
- high energy physics
- earth system physics
- applied physics (including micro- and nano-electronics, fluid dynamics)
- Applications are expected 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 fellowships are awarded for a period of at least three months to be spent by the fellows at host institutes during the first year. Pending the approval of the host institute and the two supervisors, the fellowship is renewable for up to two additional successive years.
- The STEP fellowship includes a stipend of EU 1,400 per month during each stay at the host institute as well as the costs of travel and medical insurance.
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