Senior Associates

Senior Associateships are six-year awards intended exclusively for scientists between the ages of 46 and 65 at the time of application. The Associates programme enables individual scientists to maintain long term formal contacts with the stimulating and active scientific environment of the Centre. 

In addition to the research fields listed below, ICTP Senior Associates can also pursue research in the fields of Digital and Computer Networking and Medical Physics.

Fields of research

High Energy, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics


Earth System Physics

Science, Technology and Innovation

Quantitative Life Sciences

Who can apply

Senior Associateships are intended for scientists with an international recognition for their work.

All applicants must hold a PhD, have their main affiliation in a scientific institute in a developing country. Awards given to scientists who move to a developed economy will be suspended or cancelled.

The programme is intended for scientists between the ages of 46 and 65 at the time of application.

After the end of an Associateship, it is possible to be selected again, for the same or a different category of Associateship. It is recommended that at least two years lie in between consecutive Associateships.


Senior Associateship awards have a six-year duration and a fixed allocation of funds. These funds are made available for visits in the form of a living allowances and/or travel expenses. During the six years, Senior Associate Members may apply to visit the Centre as often and for as long as they wish, until the allocation is exhausted, although the maximum duration of any visit is 60 days.


Phone: (+39) 040 2240 554/624

Fax: (+39) 040 22407554

Associates Programme
Scientists from age 45 to 65 from and working in developing countries
for Developing countries
6-year appointment; unlimited visits of up to 60 days each
To be announced