The School will be open to 40 qualified and selected students.

This call is aimed at early-stage researchers (ESRs, namely, doctoral students and postdocs) active in the field of nanophotonics. Applications from ESRs based in developing countries or belonging to under-represented categories are particularly welcome.

The registration fee is €250 per student.

The fee covers: all lectures from June 3rd to 7th, course material, wi-fi connections, lunches and coffee breaks, social dinner on June 5th. The students will also receive a complimentary registration to the Italian Society of Optics and Photonics, SIOF (Benefits:

The fee does NOT cover accommodation and travel. Upon justified request a few free accommodations can be provided for special circumstances such as students from developing countries. Up to 6 students from LCSAS consortium universities (University of Insubria, Milano University (Statale), Milano-Bicocca University, Pavia University, and Politecnico di Milano) will be granted a fee reduction to €100.

Selection criteria: in addition to applicant academic qualifications and research background, the organizing Committee will consider the coherence of the motivation with the aim and scope of the school, the potential benefit to the student’s research, and the relevance to the student’s career progression.



  • Student application: March 10, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: March 20, 2024
  • Registration and payment for accepted students: April 03, 2024

How to apply: Prospective participants must fill out and submit the form below, and upload a 1-page letter (pdf) containing the following information:

  • name, department/university, current position (PhD student, postdoc, other)
  • educational background
  • present research activity and interests
  • expected benefits of attending the school for their career path
  • title of the poster to be presented
  • students from LCSAS consortium universities can apply for the reduction of the registration fee by stating so in the document.
  • students facing particular economic constraints can describe them and be considered for a free accommodation provided by the School
Application Form 
Applications are closed.


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.