ICTP Associateship Scheme 2018 for Scientists from Developing Countries
Deadline: January 31, 2018
Scientists from and working in developing countries who want to maintain long-term connections with ICTP’s stimulating research environment take note: the Centre is now accepting applications for its Associateship Scheme programme. The Associateship Scheme enables individual scientists to maintain long term formal contacts with the stimulating and active scientific environment of the Centre.
As Associate Members are active scientists in their countries, they are expected to play a major role in the process of building their scientific communities, enhancing physics and mathematics education at all levels, and planning research problems related to the specific needs in their region.
The Associateship Scheme covers travel costs and provides a living allowance for developing-world scientists to visit ICTP several times over a six-year period.
The number and length of those visits depends on the age of the scientist:
- Up to age 35: scientists in this age range are considered as Junior Associates and are entitled to visit ICTP three times for stays of between 30 and 60 days each;
- Age 36 to 45: scientists in this age range are considered as Regular Associates and are entitled to the same number of visits as a Junior Associate;
- Age 45 to 65: scientists over the age of 45 are considered Senior Associates and are entitled to a lump sum of money that can be used for unlimited visits to ICTP of up to 60 days each.
Junior Associates: They are intended for promising young scientists up to the age of 35. The award lasts for six-years and entitles them to spend from 30 to 60 days at the Centre, three times during the validity of the award, with fare and living allowance covered by the Associateship. After the three visits are completed, should the Associate Member still have a certain number of days remaining from his 180 day allocation, then he/she is entitled to visit the ICTP with living expenses covered.
Regular Associates: Regular Associates between the age of 36-45 are entitled to visit for 30 to 60 days, three times in a period of six years. For three visits the Centre provides their fare and a living allowance. After the three visits are completed, should the Associate Member still have a certain number of days remaining from his 180 day allocation, then he/she is entitled to visit the ICTP with living expenses covered.
Senior Associates: All candidates over the age of 45 will automatically be considered for a Senior Associateship award. However, a Senior Associateship may be granted to candidates below the age of 45 who opt to apply only in this category by stating this very clearly on their application form, in the section ‘Other Information’. The upper age limit for Senior Associates is 65 at the time of the award. The Centre places at their disposal a lump sum to be spent on Associateship visits during the six-year period of their appointment.
- All applicants must come from and be working in a scientific institute in a developing country.
- Awards given to scientists who move to an advanced country will be suspended or cancelled.
The following are required:
- Your Personal/Professional Data;
- Your list of publications (specifying and numbering your publications in international/national refereed journals, conference proceedings, books, Internal reports, etc.). N.B. Do not list papers submitted for publication or papers in preparation;
- A short but precise Scientific Research Plan (scientific work you plan to do during Associateship)
Prospective candidates should read the rules for each category below.
For more information, visit ICTP Associateship Scheme.