The Simons Foundation, a private foundation that supports research in mathematics and the basic sciences, has agreed to fund 20 ICTP associates positions for a six-year period starting in 2020.
The so-called Simons Associates will be awarded to scientists working in developing countries who have proven excellence in their field of research and who are active researchers in one of ICTP's areas of interest. In addition, the applicant must have contributed to the scientific community in the country where they reside, in the region or internationally. Applicants need not be nationals of a developing country in order to be eligible for a Simons Associateship.
The Simons Associates Programme is designed to allow scientists to spend extended periods at the ICTP to participate in topical meetings of interest to them and to also have the possibility to collaborate with ICTP experts or those within the Centre's extensive international network.