International School on Light Sciences and Technologies 2020

2020 21–25 June

This school is envisioned to be a worldwide top International forum (every fourth week of June) on Light Sciences and Technologies. Each edition of this international school will have an intensification or main core in a specific application area and additional current hot topics. Light in Energy and Advanced Manufacturing is the core of 2020 edition.

The program of the 2020 edition is currently in preparation. At the moment, among others, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2018 Gérard Mourou has confirmed his participation.

ISLiST 2020 International Student Grants Call is Open

Key dates: Applications: from 4th February to 25th March, 2020. Notification of Grants Assignments: by the end of March.

Bachelor, Master and PhD Students can apply for a student grant that cover course registration, accommodation and living expenses. The application for these Grants, funded by the ISLiST sponsors, should be carried out by contacting the ISLIST Secretary (contact info below). We expect that a substantial amount of grants could be awarded by our sponsors (last 2019 edition, more than 30 grants were assigned).

International Students should send an email to ISLiST Secretary (Adolfo Cobo, with the following information:
1. CV/Resumé.
2. Academic Certification/s (indicating your average mark/s on a 10 point scale). If you have received an honors degree, please attach the corresponding certificate. A document certifying your current condition as student should also be included.
3. Short Personal Statement (one page maximum): we would like to hear your comments regarding your motivation to participate in the ISLIST Summer School, as well as you main research interests.
4. Student Advisor's Recommendation Letter: we will also take into account a letter from your advisor supporting your application to participate in the ISLIST Summer School.

All the above required documents must be submitted by email to: ISLiST Secretary, Adolfo Cobo ( not later than 25th March 2020.

The selection process will be performed by an external committee, that will consider: The average mark of the academic certification, the overall number of nationalities attending the course, the level of the academic degree (PhD, Master, Bachelor), and all the additional required information. In order to increase the number of nationalities attending the course, one student of each nationality with the highest mark will be prioritize in the first place. Please note that PhD, Master and Bachelor student applications will be also prioritized in that order. Students will be notified of acceptance via e-mail by the end of March, 2020.

Important note: The grant covers course registration fees, meals and accommodation at the UIMP facilities, for five nights, from Sunday night to Friday afternoon (when the course ends). If required due to travel dates restrictions, any extra night of accommodation before Sunday night or after Friday afternoon can be purchased at a reduced rate of about 35€/night. In the same way, extra meals can be purchased at 8€/meal. If required, it should be notified upon grant acceptance once the travel details have been arranged by the student, and should be paid in person at UIMP facilities before leaving the UIMP after the course. At the time of writing, the extra accommodation nights should be paid on site upon arrival and cannot be paid in cash, only credit card.

Please note that Spanish students, or Students of any nationality but working/studying in Spanish institutions, should apply to a different kind of grants, the call will open by the end of April 2020 (tentatively, to be announced). These grants are funded and assigned by UIMP University and the application should be performed via the official UIMP web site (

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