conference fellowships


ASESMANET opens a call for scientists based in Africa that want to participate and present their research at the Psi-k conference (August 2022 in Lausanne, Switzerland) which usually takes place every 5 years. ASESMANET has established an overall fund of at least 12'000€, supported by the Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire (CECAM), the Psi-k network, the National Centre for Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials MARVEL funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, and by the Office of External Activities (OEA) of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). This fund is available to all career stages from PhD students (or even to M.Sc. students with a thesis in an advanced stage) to established academics. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

The ASESMA Network will fund participants to cover:

  • Travel/flight tickets (from African home country to Lausanne, Switzerland)

  • Accommodation in Lausanne for the period of the conference

  • Living allowance in Lausanne for the period of the conference

  • Conference fees

Participation and application information

This network is open to active scientists at all levels including doctoral students. Applicants should have the following documents sent to with a copy to Selection is competitive.

  1. An application letter stating clearly the intended period (dates) for the visit, that the applicant has intention to participate in the Psi-k conference, and the country where the applicant will be traveling from.

  2. Contribution title and abstract. The applicants should give the title and abstract of their planned conference talk/poster.

  3. Reference letter from a scientist who is familiar with the applicant’s work (this letter should be sent directly by the recommending scientist to the e-mail above).

  4. CV of applicant.

Deadline for application: May 15, 2022 (23:59 CEST)


ASESMANET (Atomistic Simulations, Electronic Structure, Computational Materials Science and Applications: the African Network) is a network connected to The African School of Electronic Structure Methods and Application (ASESMA), a bi-annual two-week school that brings together students from countries in Africa, and supports scientific exchange between researchers within Africa who are working in electronic structure methods and applications and to support Africa – Europe interactions between researchers in Europe and those in Africa.