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TWAS-SISSA-Lincei Research Cooperation Visits Programme

Young scientists from Least Developed Countries who hold an MSc (or higher degree) can visit laboratories located in Trieste, Italy, such as SISSA, for three months to carry out collaborative research projects in Physics, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Science Outreach as well as COVID-related projects and that fall under the umbrella of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, through TWAS, will cover travel expenses and provide subsistence costs for the stay in Italy. The administration and financial operation of TWAS is undertaken by UNESCO in accordance with an agreement signed by the two organizations.


In order to consider your request for an invitation letter obtained through SISSA, applicants are invited to send the following documents to the email

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. A draft of the application form (see below) specifying at least: a) your surname and name b) your nationality c) Name and mailing address of your home institution d) title and research field of your project e) the scientific field in which you work f) expected start of visit

Please send all the documents in pdf format

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