KITP Scholars

The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics supports visiting researchers in 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, 2023. Each applicant must arrange for at least one letter of recommendation to be submitted by this date. If you have previously been a KITP Scholar, you may reapply, but please be sure to describe the impact of your prior experience in your application. All applicants will be notified of awards by January 2024.

Read news article from UCSB Current on the Scholars Program.


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