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Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture
President: Professor Antonino Zichichi


Director: Sir Tom Blundell, FRS FMedSci


Cost & Payment

The total fee, inclusive of registration, boarding and lodging during the course, is 1200 Euro. This sum covers room and board, local transportation, course excursions and social events during the meeting. Meals are included in the cost.

Accomodations (generally in a two-bed room with bath or shower) are organized by the School.

The fee covers board and lodging from the evening of June 1st to the morning of June 10th, 2018

Meals are included in the cost.

Accompanying persons will be charged 100 Euro per day per person (no advance payment is necessary).

Applicants will receive specific instructions for fee payment upon acceptance to the course.


Grants to cover the registration fee (whole or in part), mainly for applicants under 35, may be available from the school organizers.

A letter from a senior scientist to support the applicant's request should be sent to Annalisa Guerri together with the request for funding. The letter should include the amount requested.

Grants covering travelling expenses are usually not available.

As possible alternative, the MAE (the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, DGPCC, Office VI), awards annually bursaries and contributions to foreign and Italian citizens interested in deepening their scientific and technological awareness. The information on the procedures - to be initiated well in advance - can be obtained at the Italian Embassies abroad or through

Additional information can be obtained by writing to Annalisa Guerri or Paola Spadon.

NOTE The MDPI journal "Materials" published the "2018 travel awards" for post-docs and PhD students to attend conference of their choice. More information can be found here


Depending on the country they are travelling from, School participants may need a Visa to enter Italy. To find out if you need a visa check; the site is available in several languages.

If a visa is necessary, participants must enquire immediately with the Italian authorities in their country about the list of documents needed.

Let Paola and Annalisa know, so that they may help you overcoming difficulties and provide you with links to necessary documents.