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ICTP Prize 2020 for Young Researchers from Developing Countries

ICTP is now accepting nominations for young researchers from developing countries for the 2020 ICTP Prize.

The prize recognizes outstanding and original contributions to physics and includes a sculpture, a certificate, and a cash prize. Past winners include Ashoke Sen (1989), the Indian theoretical physicist who was awarded the 2012 Fundamental Physics Prize, and former ICTP Director Fernando Quevedo (1998).

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About ICTP

Cutting edge research, education and training For more than 50 years, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) has been a driving force behind global efforts to advance scientific expertise in the developing world. Founded in 1964 by the late Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam, 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. ICTP has been a major force in stemming the scientific brain drain from the developing world. ICTP alumni serve as... read more


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ICTP Prize

  • Type Postgraduate
  • OrganisationICTP
  • Country to study -
  • School to study -
  • Course to study Not specified
  • State of Origin
  • Gender Men and Women
  • Application Deadline September 30, 2020

Aim and Benefits of ICTP Prize

The prize includes a sculpture, a certificate, and a cash prize.


Requirements for ICTP Prize Qualification

Anybody can nominate a candidate for the ICTP Prize. 


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Documents Required for Application

ICTP needs the following essential information:

  • Candidate's up-to-date curriculum vitae, including birthplace and date, nationality, education, main positions held including present placement and duties, and major honours and awards. Candidates must have obtained their PhD less than 12 years earlier, specifically after 31 December 2008 for the 2020 prize (or after 31 December 2007 for women with one child; after 31 December 2006 for women with two children);
  • Brief description of scientific achievements and proposed citation;
  • Two letters of recommendation.

It would greatly help the selection work, and make it more accurate, if you could provide us with additional information on:

1) Names of additional potential referees or nominators
2) Current phone and email address
3) List of significant publications



Application Deadline

September 30, 2020


How to Apply

Completed nominations--which must include a signed and dated cover letter--can be submitted in one of the following ways:??

  • by email to [email protected]
  • by regular mail to: ?ICTP Prize 2020, ICTP Director's Office, Strada Costiera 11, ?I-34151 Trieste, Italy

For more detials, visit ICTP scholarship website

Complete list of past ICTP Prize winners and their award citations.



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