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11th Edition | 22-24 September 2022

International Academy fellowships


Applications are now open for the Trieste Next International Academy fellowships, a 3-day intensive program that will take place in Trieste on September 22-24, 2022, on the occasion of the 2022 Edition of the Festival of Scientific Research (promoted by the Municipality of Trieste, the University of Trieste and ItalyPost).

The Academy Program is specifically designed for BA, MA and PhD students and offers the possibility to attend the 11th Edition of Trieste Next, thus granting access to:

  • over 60 talks, conferences, workshops with renowned scientists, researchers and professionals
  • 3 special sessions on physics, medical sciences and biotechnologies
  • guided tours and visits to renowned science research centres based in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region
  • full board accommodation with bus transfers throughout the duration of the event

The Trieste Next International Academy is open to international English-speaking students and will take place from September 22 (Thursday) to September 24 (Saturday). All activities will be held in English. Italian-speaking students may apply for the Trieste Next Academy, taking place on September 22-24: click here to discover the set of activities and apply.

Next deadline to submit your application: 18 September 2022

Covid-19 Pandemic

The organizing committee of Trieste Next informs that:

  • the Festival will be held in physical presence of both speakers and audience, following the regulations provided by local and national authorities
  • should the event be cancelled by the authorities due to force majeure causes, full refund of the participation fee is guaranteed. Please refer to the “Terms and conditions” page for further information.

Fellowships for the Trieste Next International Academy

The Trieste Next International Academy aims at offering international students the opportunity to attend the Festival of Scientific Research through our fellowship program covering 50% of the participation fees.

Trieste Next at a glance

We are currently working on the calendar of events for the 2022 Edition of Trieste Next. The official program will be available online on this website.

THEMATIC SESSIONS. Selected students for the Trieste Next International Academy will have unlimited access to three special sessions on physics, medical sciences and biotechnologies. Each session will kick off with a guided visit to a research centre of international renown and will be followed by a program of 5-6 seminars over the course of 3 days.

PAST INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS. Edvard Moser, scientific director Kavli Institute, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, Helga Nowotny, professor emerita of Science and Technology Studies Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, former chairwoman European Research Council; Tahar Ben Jelloun, writer and essayist, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, professor of Internet Governance and Regulation Oxford Internet Institute; Lidia Brito, UNESCO Regional Director for Science in the Latin-America and Caribbean region, former Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology of Mozambique; Roger Beachy, professor emeritus in Biology Washington University, former Executive director  World Food Center University of California; Cameron Neylon, professor of Research Communication Centre for Culture and Technology Curtin University; Jan Lundqvist, senior scientific advisor Stockholm International Water Institute; András Szöllösi-Nagy, former rector UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, former deputy director-general UNESCO-Sector of Natural Sciences; Julian Nida-Rümelin, philosopher and professor of Philosophy and Political theory Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, former Minister of Culture Federal Republic of Germany; Walter Merida, associate Dean of Research for Applied Science, senior Advisor University of British Columbia; Inge Liekens, researcher Flemish Institute for Technological Research, former board member  Young European Associated Researchers; Segenet Kelemu, director general International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology; Jos de Blok, founder and CEO Buurtzorg; Steve Chan, senior fellow Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership; Kathleen Richardson, professor of Ethics and Culture of Robots and AI De Mont fort University; Miguel Benasayag, philosopher and psychoanalyst; Rama Gheerawo, director Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art London; Thierry Pedrazzini, director of Experimental Cardiology Unit University Hospital in Lausanne; Dominick Salvatore, distinguished professor of Economics Fordham University; Roman Jerala, head of Department of Synthetic Biology and Immunology  National Institute of Chemistry Ljubljana; Peter Wadhams, professor emeritus of Ocean Physics, head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group University of Cambridge; Jian Cui, principal investigator in Nanomaterials and nanophotonics Helmholtz Pioneer Campus; Claudia Ringler, deputy director of Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute; Ozgë Akbulut, associate professor Sabancı University, cofounder Surgitate, winner EU Prize for Women Innovators; Maria-Pau Ginebra, professor and head of Department of Materials Science and Engineering,  Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, winner EU Prize for Women Innovators.

OPEN-AIR LABS IN THE “CITY OF KNOWLEDGE”. As in previous editions, for the entire duration of the Festival Piazza Unità d’Italia (the main square in Trieste) will host the “City of Knowledge” Science Village. Visitors will thus be able to join over 150 activities and open-air labs curated by the whole network of science centres based in Trieste.


Benefits for selected students

Since 2012, more than 10,000 BA, MA and PhD students attended our Academy Programme. Through our initiative, we offer the unique opportunity to meet and discuss with internationally-renowned scientists and professionals, as well as to join a network of international students sharing similar educational and professional backgrounds.

Our fellowship program grants:

  • Access to special sessions with selected speakers and reserved seats to all events
  • Full board accommodation in 3-4 bed rooms for the entire duration of the stay (from Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 September); single or double-room accommodation is available at an additional cost.
  • Bus transfers (if required to reach the hotel/event venue)

Our fellowship programme covers 50% of the participation fees. In order to confirm participation to the Academy Programme, selected students are required to pay a participation fee of 220 Euros.

The Academy Programme does not cover travel expenses to/from the city of residence.

Italian-speaking students may apply for the Trieste Next Academy, taking place on September 23-25: click here to discover the set of activities and apply.

How to apply

Perspective students may apply to our fellowship program by clicking here. Final deadline to apply: 18 September 2022

In order to successfully complete the Academy Programme and obtain the final certificate, selected students are required to attend the program of events and actively contribute to the activities defined by the organizing committee of Trieste Next.

Applications will be selected on a weekly basis following criteria such as resume, course of study/research project, motivation letter.

Our team will provide selected students all information regarding calendar of activities, accommodation, meals, as well as details to pay participation fees.

Italian-speaking students may apply for the Trieste Next Academy, taking place on September 22-24: click here to discover the set of activities and apply.


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