The Kuwait Programme at ICTP

Supporting scientists from Kuwait and the Arab world


The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and ICTP have extended their longtime partnership for science advancement by creating a new joint programme of support for scientists from Kuwait and other Arab countries to be engaged in ICTP activities. The Kuwait Programme at ICTP offers the following opportunities.

  • 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. Visit ICTP's Postgraduate Diploma Programme website for more details. The application deadline for the Programme is 31 January. 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. To learn more about ICTP's research areas, please visit its research web page. To apply, contact Deadline: 31 January.