The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) operates under the aegis of two United Nations Agencies: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and has been a driving force behind global efforts to advance scientific expertise in the developing world. ICTP seeks to accomplish its mandate by providing scientists from developing countries with the continuing education and skills that they need to enjoy long and productive careers.

Components of the Program:

  • Supporting Scientists from Arab Countries to attend ICTP Scientific Calendar activities: ICTP organizes numerous conferences, schools and workshops every year through its Scientific Calendar of activities. The Kuwait Programme at ICTP offers support to cover travel expenses and a daily living allowance to a number of Arab scientists who would like to attend an ICTP activity for a period not exceeding one month of their stay for the activity. Those who wish to apply for the fellowships should indicate so when using ICTP's online application system for Scientific Calendar activities. Choose an activity by viewing ICTP's Scientific Calendar.
  • Diploma Students Programme: ICTP's Postgraduate Diploma Programme is a 12-month pre-doctoral education programme for talented young science students from the developing world who have limited possibilities to pursue advanced studies in their home countries. The Kuwait Programme offers support for three Arab students to attend this intensive educational course selected on a competitive basis. Applicants from Arab countries who are accepted into the Diploma Programme are considered for a KFAS grant.
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship: Awarded to a young post-doctorate Arab scientist working in Kuwait, with priority to Kuwaiti scientists, the fellowship allows this scientist to continue his/her research in the areas of expertise of ICTP for a period not exceeding 12 months, under the supervision of a resident scientist at the Centre.
  • Abdus Salam Lectureship:   A weeklong lectureship given by renowned active scientists to provide a review of important research developments.

For more information about ICTP, click here. 

Contact at ICTP:  Professor Abdelkarim Aoudia - Research Scientist :

Contact at KFAS:  Office of International Programs:

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