IFPU special programs
The Institute supports and finances two kinds of activities:
Focus Week programs: the Institute supports thematic programs dedicated to the investigation of specific research topics within the scientific goals of the Institute, selected on the bases of their innovativeness and timeliness. Each program usually lasts for one to two weeks and features the participation of up to twenty experts in the field. The format is usually that of a small scale workshop with a few talks and brainstorming and discussion sessions, also allowing time for working group activities. The Institute provides logistic support, including office space and access to the Institute facilities, and financial support via a contribution to local expenses (accommodation + meals); additional third party financing is encouraged.
Team Research programs: the Institute supports the activity of small groups developing or finalizing a project in an area within the scientific goals of the Institute, preferably among those already actively pursued by affiliated members. A team is usually composed of two to four members, with at least half of the members not being affiliated to the Institute, and each program usually lasts one to two weeks. The Institute provides logistic support, including office space and access to the Institute facilities. External members are eligible for financial support, including a contribution to local expenses (accommodation + meals) during the period of stay, and, in some motivated cases, to travel expenses.