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Regular Associates

Associateships are six-year awards intended exclusively for scientists between the ages of 36 and 45 from and working in developing countries.

Visits to ICTP

All visits under the Associates Programme are subject to the availability of funds each year.

Regular Associates wishing to visit the Abdus Salam ICTP during the period of their award and requesting financial support from the Associateship Scheme, must request their visit online by 30 November of the year preceding the proposed visit.

In order to receive the invitation letter, all Associates must communicate the exact dates of their visit three months before the starting date indicated on the on-line visit request.

Wherever possible, Regular Associates are encouraged to visit the ICTP outside the Summer, when there is a serious problem of overcrowding, unless there is an activity within their scientific interest during the above period. In Summer, the  ICTP guesthouses may easily be fully booked.

At the end of their stay, Associates will update their curriculum and publication list when presenting their end of visit report.


Regular Associates are entitled to three fares during the six-year period of their award for visits, which must have a minimum duration of 30 days (in order to obtain travel entitlement) and a maximum of 60 days, up to a total allocation of 180 days for the six-year period of the award.

Outside visits

Regular Associate may leave the Centre for a maximum of 9 days, with paid living allowance, provided his/her stay meets the minimum requirement of 30 days.

They should find financial support from the home or host Institute to supplement local expenses as well as any additional travel expenses. A detailed report should be brought to the Office of Associates and Federated Institutes after such visits.


Application procedure

Click here for information about the application procedure.

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