DOE-INFN Summer Students Exchange Program 2024 Edition

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy (INFN) announce the 2024 edition of the Summer Exchange Program dedicated to promote the exchange of students in science between the two countries.

INFN ( is one of the leading organization worldwide promoting basic scientific research and has tight connections with DOE activities in many areas of interest: Particle Physics, Astroparticle Physics, Nuclear Physics, Theoretical Physics and Detector Physics.

We call for applications of US students willing to join a INFN research team in Italy for a two-month period between June 1st and October 31st, 2024. There are 11 positions available. Applicants can choose among 15 different INFN sites and 49 research projects.

Grants amount to €6.000,00 to cover travel and living expenses.

To qualify for the fellowship, it is mandatory, that each university student to undertake an insurance policy, at their own expense, covering medical, assistance, accident and illness expenses for the duration of the fellowship.

Eligible candidates must be enrolled as students at a US university and they must have begun, at the time of application, at least the third year of a US University curriculum in physics, engineering or computing science, or planning to start the third year in 2023. Applications, in electronic form, must be sent to INFN not later than March 3nd, 2024 by 11:59:59 pm CET through the website:!bandi/BORSE.

The selection of the candidates will be based on:

- the statement on research interests;

- the curriculum vitae and studiorum.

The application should include:

• a short CV following the template provided in the recruitment site, describing the applicant’s academic and research experience. Only PDF files will be accepted.

• a list of the University courses and scores. Only PDF files will be accepted.

• the three preferred INFN sites and the research projects chosen among those listed in the Annex I.

• the motivation for applying to this program and a statement on research interests, specifying and justifying the selected projects. 



Since September 2010, citizens of countries like US may enter Italy for a period of up to 90 days without a visa, to take part in the exchange program (please check here for non-US citizenships