ICTS invites proposals for programs of length 2 weeks or more to be held during the period 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023. The proposals for this period will be accepted from 1 October 2021 to 31 December 2021. All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and the results will be announced in February 2022.

Here are the detailed guidelines for writing program proposals, which the organizers are encouraged to read.

The proposal should be uploaded as a single pdf file containing the following details.

  • Program name

  • Names of organizers along with their affiliations and email addresses

  • Name of one organizer who should be the key contact person

  • Proposed duration (2 weeks or more) 

  • Preferred dates (give upto three well-separated choices - this will give us flexibility for assigning an available slot for you). 

    • Please note that Saturdays and Sundays are not official working days for the program as these are off days at the Centre. However, activities like tutorials, group discussions, etc. that do not require program support staff may be organised.

  • Brief description of the proposed program. This should explain the scientific aims of the program. It should emphasize its strengths and its timeliness (this should not exceed 2 pages)

  • A list of recent or upcoming programs at ICTS or elsewhere that the proposed program has overlap with. Mention if this program is part of a regular series. 

  • Detailed description of program: This should describe the detailed plan of the proposed program with information on

    • Topics to be covered

    • Details of planned pedagogic activities

    • A tentative schedule of the planned activities of the program

    • List of invited participants from the international community and from India. It is desirable that at least some key participants (especially those giving a set of lectures) should have been contacted and have shown an expression of interest. 

    • ICTS is committed to achieving balance in terms of gender, under-represented groups and regions (with particular attention to northeastern states, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh). We urge the organisers to ensure adequate gender, regional and institutional balance while selecting speakers and participants. Do let us know of any special efforts or initiatives taken in this direction. You may also include this in your summary report at the end of the program.

  • Participant details: specify the expected number of 

  • Invited speakers (Total and numbers each week)

  • Other participants (Total and number each week, with break up of number of students, postdocs and faculties)

  • Accommodation requirements (Number of single and double occupancies)

  • Approved programs will receive appropriate financial and administrative support from ICTS. ICTS encourages organisers to bring in additional financial support, especially for international travel of foreign speakers and participants, for a more optimal utilisation of ICTS resources. Organizers should provide details of any such additional sources of financial support for the program that they expect to bring in. Mention the budget headings for which these funds can be used (e.g travel, local expenses, etc.)


Prospective program organizers can submit proposals by filling up the form below. The receipt of application will be immediately acknowledged.


An acknowledgment email will be sent to this email id
Details of Organizers (At least 2) *
First NameLast NameAffiliationEmail
First NameLast NameAffiliationEmail
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.

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