The US Department of Energy (DoE) and the National Institute for Nuclear Physics - Italy (INFN) announce the 2019 edition of the Summer Exchange Program, dedicated to the exchange of US and Italian students in science and engineering.

INFN, one of the leading organization worldwide promoting basic scientific reasearch, is involved with cutting-edge activities in all major INFN-DoE areas of interest: Particle Physics, Astroparticle Physics, Nuclear Physics, Theoretical Physics and Detector Physics (see



The present call for applications is addressed to US students who are willing to join a INFN research team operating in Italy, for 2 months between June 1st and October 31st, 2019.


Positions 2019

The list of the 2019 available positions will be ready soon


Positions 2018

The INFN sites involved in the program 2018 were:

  • Bari, Bologna, Cagliari, Catania, Ferrara, Frascati National Laboratory, Genova, Gran Sasso National Laboratory, Lecce, Milano, Napoli, Padova, Pisa, Roma, Roma Tor Vergata, South National Laboratory, Torino, Trieste.



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.

Grants amount to Euro 5000 for covering travel and living expenses. They are subjected to a reduction due to Italian income taxes. See "Info for selected students" for more details about the tax reduction in Italy.



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).



In order to apply, participants are kindly asked to fill out the electronic APPLICATION FORM (see How to apply)


For further information, please contact:

Giacomo Betti
Servizio di Direzione
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Sezione di Pisa
Polo Didattico Fibonacci - Edificio C
Largo Bruno Pontecorvo, 3 - 56127 Pisa Italy
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