Any types of short-term and long-term programs are acceptable as APCTP programs. They are categorized as follows:
- Category-1 : Conferences, workshops, and schools
- Category-2 : Focus (intensive) research programs
- Category-3 : Topical research programs
- Category-4 : International activities (Outside Korea) (Academic activities held in Korea are categorized into Category 1, 2 and 3, and those held outside Korea are classified as Category 4.)
APCTP Category-1 programs aim to encourage research activities through conferences, workshops, or schools. In general, the duration of these programs is up to one week, and these programs shall discuss frontier research topics or educate young scientists, and contribute to forming research cooperation networks among diverse physics groups and organizations.
APCTP Category-2 programs are intensive research programs which typically last one week or two week. These programs aim to have in-depth discussions on focused research topics at the headquarters of APCTP, and the number of participants is limited.
APCTP Category-3 programs are topical research programs that are held throughout the year for selected research topics and discussions on recent hot topics through a series of mini-workshops and/or seminars. These programs enable local research groups and communities to develop international collaborations and to integrate into Asia-Pacific communities.
APCTP Category-4 programs are activities that will take place outside Korea. These programs aim to promote scientific activities in member countries or joint programs with partnership institutions. The application should be followed by the supporting letter issued by a general council member or partnership institutions.