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


Director: Sir Tom Blundell, FRS FMedSci


Dear all,
given the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic, with great regret we decided to postpone this year's course until June 2023 (courses in Erice are scheduled and planned many years in advance; for this reason, we could not move the school to 2021 or even 2022).
It has not been an easy decision and, although we feel it is the right decision, we are very sorry for all the inconvenience that it may cause. We will reimburse anybody who has already paid the registration fee. If you are interested in participating in the 2023 school, guaranteed pre-registration will be available in July 2022. Check back on the website for further information. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions.
Annalisa Guerri
Executive Secretary of the International School of Crystallography


Cost & Payment

The total fee, inclusive of registration, boarding and lodging during the course, is 1250 Euro. This sum covers room and board, local transportation, course excursion 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 May 29th to the morning of June 6th, 2020

Meals are included in the cost.

Accompanying persons will be charged 100 Euro per day per person (no advance payment is necessary). The fee covers full board, lodging, social activities and transportations from and to the airport.

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

Grants for FEBS YTF program are available.

The application procedure for FEBS YTF grants and a link to the FEBS eligibility criteria can be found here ( The YTF applicants should send their completed applications together with documented proof of their eligibility and a recommendation letter from the current or previous supervisor (if applicable) to the organizer by the deadline announced.

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


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.