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Trieste Next International Academy Fellowship: call for applications (27-29 September 2024, Trieste, Italy)-next deadline 21/07/2024

Pubblicato: Martedì 9 luglio 2024

Trieste Next - Festival of Scientific Research

13th Edition - "The Horizons of Intelligence. Knowledge and the Human-Technology Frontier"


International Academy Fellowships

Trieste (Northeastern Italy), 27-29 September 2024


Dear students,


We are pleased to inform you that applications are now open for the Trieste Next International Academy fellowships: a 3-day intensive program that will take place in Trieste on September 27-29, 2024, on the occasion of the 13th Edition of the Trieste Next - Festival of Scientific Research, promoted by the Municipality of Trieste, the University of Trieste, ItalyPost, Gruppo NEM Nord-Est Multimedia / Il Piccolo, Area Science Park, OGS, Sissa.


The Academy Program is specifically designed for BA, MA and PhD students and offers the possibility to attend the 13th Edition of Trieste Next, thus granting access to:

  • over 60 talks, conferences, workshops with renowned scientists, researchers and professionals
  • 2 special sessions on artificial intelligence/robotics, 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  
  • PhD students will have the opportunity to apply to discuss their research project during a dedicated poster session. Selected academy participants must submit their proposal, which will be evaluated by our scientific committee.

The Trieste Next International Academy is open to international English-speaking students and will take place from September 27 (Friday) to September 29 (Sunday). All activities will be held in English. 


Italian-speaking students may apply for the Trieste Next Academy, a different program  which will be taking place on September 27-29: click here to discover the set of activities and apply.



Next deadline to submit your application: 21 July 2024. Other deadlines will follow subject to availability of places (4 August, 18 August, 1st September, 15 September)


Fellowships for the Trieste Next International Academy

We are currently working on the calendar of events for the 2024 Edition of Trieste Next. The official program will be available online on this website.


THE 13th EDITION: "THE HORIZONS OF INTELLIGENCE. KNOWLEDGE AND THE HUMAN-TECHNOLOGY FRONTIER". Since its first edition in 2012, Trieste Next has aimed at addressing key issues of the scientific and cultural debate: from food resources to water management, from energy to sustainability. The 2024 Edition will offer the chance to outline the scientific agenda for the coming years and propose far-reaching reflections on the new frontiers of research and innovation with a focus on sustainability. Trieste Next will thus be an opportunity to promote a fruitful dialogue between STEM disciplines, humanities and social sciences, with a calendar of over 100 events and the participation of over 300 speakers.




THEMATIC SESSIONS. Selected students for the Trieste Next International Academy will have unlimited access to two special sessions on robotics/artificial intelligence, 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. 


INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS. Among this year's guests, Craig Mello, nobel prize for Medicine and professor of molecular medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School; Wieland Huttner, director emeritus of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, president of the Max Planck Society; Andrej Gejm, Nobel prize for Physics and professor of Physics at the University of Manchester;  Michael Irwin Jordan, professor of Data Science at Berkeley University, winner of the prize of the World Laureates Association Prize in computer science and mathematics; Michael Rafii, professor of clinical neurology Keck School of Medicine, Research Champion Award; Michael McNamee, professor of Applied Ethics University of Swansea, president of the ethical committee WADA-World Anti-Doping Agency; William Hasselberger, professor of Politics and director of the Digital Ethics Laboratory at Universidade Catolica Portuguesa; Karina Gibert Oliveras, director of Intelligence Data Science and Artificial Intelligence research center of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya; Eric Quintauthor, former SVP and Chief Design and Brand Officer of 3M Company; Jan Olof Lundqvistsenior scientist SIWI-Stockholm International Water Institute; Kate Devlin, reader in AI & Society King's College London; Tonya Blowers, coordinator The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World; Eiman Kanjo, professor of Pervasive Sensing and the Head of the Smart Sensing Lab Nottingham Trent University. 


PAST INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS. Henry Sanderson, journalist of Financial Times, Peter Wadhams, professor emeritus of Ocean Physics, head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group University of Cambridge; Jon Cylus, head London Hub European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, senior economist WHO; Edvard Moser, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine; Aaron Ciechanover, Nobel Laureate for Chemistry; 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; Chris Smithclinical lecturer in Virology University of Cambridge; Mike Myers, protein networks ICGEB-International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology; Slavik Tabakov, president emeritus IUPESM-International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine; Rama Gheerawo, director Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art London; Uday Kishore, senior lecturer in Immunobiology and Medical Microbiology Brunel University London; Jan Olof Lundqvistsenior researcher SIWI-Stockholm International Water Institute; Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, professor of Internet Governance and Regulation Oxford Internet Institute; 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; Julian Nida-Rümelin, philosopher and professor of Philosophy and Political theory Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, former Minister of Culture Federal Republic of Germany; Steve Chan, senior fellow Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership; Kathleen Richardson, professor of Ethics and Culture of Robots and AI De Montfort University; Miguel Benasayag, philosopher and psychoanalyst; Thierry Pedrazzini, director of Experimental Cardiology Unit University Hospital in Lausanne; Dominick Salvatore, distinguished professor of Economics Fordham University.


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), the heart of the city, will host the Trieste City of Knowledge" village, space dedicated to scientific dissemination with seminars, presentations and workshops. 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. The City of Knowledge is curated by the University of Trieste and the entities of the "Trieste City of Knowledge" protocol, as well as national and international research bodies, including ESA-European Space Agency, AIRC Foundation for Cancer Research, Theleton Foundation, ICGEB- International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnologies, INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Padua, INFN - National Institute of Nuclear Physics, OGS - National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics, ICTP - Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, IRCCS - Scientific Hospitalization and Treatment Institutes, ANVOLT - AssociazioneNazionale Volontari Lotta Contro i Tumori, ACGS - Association for Clinical Genomic Science, Civil Protection.




We are glad to announce that the Trieste Next International Academy will include two poster sessions, one for each thematic section, dedicated to PhD students willing to present their personal research work.  



Selected Academy participants, interested in presenting their research during the festival, must submit a summary of the proposal and motivation letter via mail at The application will be evaluated by our committee, based on the innovative contribution of the research work and the potential for creating interesting discussions among students. 



Benefits for selected students

Since 2012, more than 13,000 BA, MA and PhD students have attended our Academy Program. 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 thematic sessions with selected speakers (robotics/artificial intelligence, biotechnologies, medical sciences) and reserved seats to all events 
  • full board accommodation in 3-4 bed rooms for the entire duration of the stay (from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 September); single or double-room accommodation is available at an additional cost.
  • bus transfers (if required to reach the hotel/event venue)

Our fellowship program covers 50% of the participation fees. Upon selection of the application, in order to confirm participation to the Academy Program, selected students are required to pay a participation fee of 240 Euro.


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


How to apply

Prospective students may apply to our fellowship program by clicking here. Deadline to apply: 21 July 2024 


In order to successfully complete the Academy Program 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 with 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, a different program  which will be taking place on September 27-29: click here to discover the set of activities and apply.






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