KITP Scholars

The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics supports visiting researchers in theoretical physics who are faculty at teaching intensive U.S. colleges.
Applicants need to be from non-Ph.D.-granting institutions and from institutions with greater emphasis on teaching (as measured, for example, by teaching load). Ongoing research activity is also a criterion.

Each award funds a total of three round trips and up to six weeks of local expenses, to be used over a period of up to three years, usually 2 weeks per year. Approximately 6-8 are chosen each year. View the list of Scholars To Date.

Scientists interested in this program should apply via the form below and upload a vita together with a statement describing their research interests and teaching requirements before November 1, 2019. Each applicant must arrange for at least one letter of recommendation to be submitted by this date. Awards will be announced by December 14, 2019.


Learn about the Anacapa Society, an organization for researchers in theoretical and computational physics at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUI).