KITP has limited space and cannot accommodate uninvited postdocs or students, but they can participate as affiliates of their group leaders, provided the mentor is participating for 4 weeks or longer. If you wish to nominate an affiliate, complete the Affiliate Nomination Form after you have accepted your invitation. The minimum stay for affiliates is three weeks; this period must be within the period of the advisor's participation. We will invite as many as space permits. In most cases, affiliates must be fully financially supported from other sources, usually by their mentors. In the event that there is such a grant, which is usually available for programs in biological physics, the KITP can provide limited support for local expenses. We also have a limited amount of funding for the graduate student affiliates of long-term program participants in other programs; both student and mentor must participate for at least six weeks. In both cases, KITP expects travel expenses to be paid by the mentor
You also may wish to consider nominating your top student for a KITP Graduate Fellowship, for which KITP does provide financial support. The student must be willing to spend a full semester at KITP.