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The FuseNet Association was founded in December 2010 to provide a platform for the coordination of European fusion education activities. The Association aims to the exchange and dissemination of fusion education and is open to all European organizations that are active in the field of fusion education and research.

The FuseNet Association stimulates, supports and coordinates fusion education in Europe, with the aim to attract good students to fusion and to provide them with a challenging educating in fusion.

FuseNet targets students mainly to university Master level and to PhD programmes.

Members of FuseNet are universities, research institutes and industry that are involved in Fusion. 

IFP is a FuseNet member and regularly offers opportunities for traineeship periods.


All students belonging to European universities (with the exclusion of Italian universities) are eligible to FuseNet traineeship programme for visiting IFP in Milan.

Students from italian universities can apply to Fusenet traineeship in Europe visiting foreign universities, research institutes and industries.

IFP organizes traineeship in the fields of plasma physics and related technology such as theory, modelling, heating (mm-waves heating), diagnostics, materials for fusion to cite some.

During the traineeship period, the trainee will have the unique opportunity to work in close contact with IFP scientists, technicians and experts of the selected topic.

The programme usually consists of four parts:

  1. Learning and studying activities;
  2. Research activity in our labs;
  3. Short reporting activity summarizing the developed project;
  4. Final presentation of the activity in the form of a seminary given to IFP staff
For further information about the experience of a traineeship at IFP you can read the reports provided by Luca Cocconi and James Claxton.

IFP-FuseNet Calls

IFP schedules two FuseNet calls per year. The upcoming Calls are:

  • Application IFP2019a : submit application by March 31th 2019
  • Application IFP2019b : submit application by September 30th 2019

If you are interested in a traineeship period at IFP you should submit to Dr. marco.tardocchiATistp.cnr.it 

  • a proposal with your motivations
  • your CV

Selection of candidates will be done by IFP internal commission within one month after the deadline.

Post deadline applications are not a-priori excluded but will be considered for eligibility only in the case of lack of candidates in the previous call.


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