ICTP Federated Institutes

The Federated Institutes programme offers young scientific staff, as well as post-doctoral and PhD students from institutes in developing countries, the opportunity to attend meetings at ICTP or to participate in group activities.

The aim of the agreement between ICTP and the Federated scientific institute in a developing country is to enable young scientists, up to the age of 40, to participate in ICTP's scientific programmes. Scientists from developing countries, especially young faculty or those still being formed, are often rather isolated. Science is a collective activity, and this programme ensures that members of an ICTP Federated Institute can attend schools or workshops at ICTP taught by some of the best scientists in their fields and gives young scientists the opportunity to communicate and create bonds with colleagues from around the globe.