The school will be open to a maximum of 30 attendees.  Selection of participants will be based on a motivation letter and a CV (max 500 words + publications).

Registration fee is 350 € (VAT 22% included) and includes all lectures, course materials, Wi-Fi connection, welcome party, lunches, coffee breaks, and the social dinner.

The School provides significant but limited funds for the support of students and younger participants.

The support for selected applicants will include: free accommodation at the students’ dormitory in the Villa del Grumello for the whole duration of the school.


HOW TO APPLY: Prospective participants have to fill out and submit the form below, upload a motivation letter and a CV (max 500 words ) (1 pdf file) and an abstract.

Abstracts should be prepared according to the template.


Student application: April 30, 2024

Notification of acceptance: May 3, 2024

Registration and payment for accepted students: May 20, 2024

Application form

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    Motivation Letter and CV [pdf, max 1MB]*

    Abstract [pdf, max 1MB]*

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    In addition to applicant quality, the Organizing Committee will consider a number of features including: the coherence of the motivation with the aim and scope of the school, the potential benefit for the student’s research, the timeliness for the development of the student’s career. Preference will be given to applicants not participating onsite in the previous edition (2022) of the school.

    The school is especially addressed to doctoral students and young postdoctoral scholars. A very limited number of senior students (e.g., assistant/associate/full professors) can be admitted, if they provide strong and convincing motivation in their application letter.