The Italian Summer Student program at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) started in 1983 within the rapidly-growing collaboration among the University of Pisa, the National Institute of Nuclear Physics of Italy (INFN) and Fermilab. In the first year 3 undergraduate physics students from the University of Pisa worked for 3 months at the construction of the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF). In the following almost 40 years, with altogether over 550 physics and engineering students employed in all Fermilab Divisions, the program has become part of the extensive Fermilab educational effort. To spread more broadly the beneficial effects of joining Fermilab research activities among EU students the University of Pisa has included this program among its educational Summer Schools since the year 2015. Accordingly, as of that year applicants can choose to enroll as University of Pisa students for the 9 weeks duration of the Summer School. In 2022 the University of Pisa will provide an additional financial support to the students (UNIPI Special Teaching Projects, 2022). Upon successful completion of the training, the University of Pisa will grant them 6 "CFU" credits (see paragraph below on "Credits").
The University of Pisa Summer School is also part of the Outreach programs of a number of European Projects and Regione Toscana Projects:
MUSE - "Muon campus in US and Europe contribution" (Grant Agreement 690835, H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015),
NEWS - "New windows on the universe and technological advancements from trilateral EU-US-Japan collaboration" (Grant Agreement 734303, H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016),
INTENSE - "INTENSE: particle physics experiments at the high intensity frontier, from new physics to spin-offs. A cooperative Europe - United States - Japan effort" (Grant Agreement 822185, H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018),
INTENSE - "INTENSE: particle physics experiments at the high intensity frontier. A cooperative Europe - United States effort" (Grant Agreement 822199, H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019),
PROBES - "PROBES of new physics and technological advancements from particle and gravitational wave physics experiments. A cooperative Europe - United States - Asia effort" (Grant Agreement 101003460, H2020-MSCA-RISE-2020),
SENSE - Search for New Physics and technological advancements from neutrino experiments at the high intensity frontier. A Europe - United States - Brazil - Russia Effort (Grant Agreement 101081478, HORIZON-MSCA-2021-SE-01),
PRIMIS - "PRedIctive MaIntenance in hoStile environment" (POR CREO FESR 2014-2020).
IRMA - "Innovative Radiation Monitor for contAiners at port customs gates" (POR CREO FESR 2014-2020).
SNIFFER - "Development of Innovative Radiation Detectors to Search for Nuclear Materials Dispersed in International Commercial Transports" (FSC FAS 2021).