The Canadian Institute of Nuclear Physics is a formal organization of the Canadian nuclear physics research community to promote excellence in nuclear research and education, and to advocate the interests and goals of the community both domestically and abroad.

CUPC Student Travel Awards

The CINP is making available four student travel awards to the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (CUPC), being organized this year by the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB. Please note that the conference this year is being held in the summer: August 15-18, 2018.
Conference website: http://spaces.facsci.ualberta.ca/cupc2018/

Each award will be for up to $500.00 towards student travel expenses. Faculty or associate level CINP members who are supervising an undergraduate enrolled at a Canadian university on a nuclear physics research topic are asked to apply for the travel award on behalf of their student.

The application package should consist of:
- copy of the student's submitted abstract to the CUPC.
- 2 page CV including the student's research experience, physics grades from the most recent 2 years of study, and career goals.
PDF format is preferred for the abstract and CV.

The conference registration deadline is Monday, July 16. The CINP support application deadline is noon (MDT) Saturday, July 14.
Please make your students aware of this opportunity.

While the grant will be awarded before the conference to facilitate travel, the payment will be released only after submitting original
receipts following the end of the conference. Examples of eligible expenses are: conference registration fees, flight tickets with original
boarding passes, taxi/bus fares, gas and mileage, hotel accommodation, meals.

Inquiries and completed application packages should be sent with subject title "CINP Student Travel Award" to:
Garth Huber
CINP Executive Director

CINP Junior Scientist Travel Support Program


The CINP is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for CINP members.


The goal of the CINP Junior Scientist Travel Support Program is to allow graduate students and PDFs to broaden their research horizon and become more mature scientists. Initially, the program supports two types of expenditures:

  1. Allow graduate students and PDFs to attend specialized workshops and schools not directly related to their research project, and hence not normally funded from their supervisor's NSERC grant. Examples include workshops or training opportunities on the practical applications of subatomic physics detector techniques (e.g. muon tomography in archaeology, medical imaging, etc.), new computer or digitization technologies, advanced computation techniques, or technology transfer training (e.g. patent law, venture capital, etc.).
  2. Funding to enable PDFs to present their work at conferences or workshops, so they may receive external recognition for their work, improve their communication skills, and better position them for successful careers in subatomic physics. Conferences and workshops already receiving funds from CINP will not be eligible. Preference will be given to international meetings held either in Canada or abroad.

How to Apply

The total program funds available for 2018-19 is $7500. We anticipate the typical award to be: $1500-2500 for application type 1, $500-$1000 for application type 2. The applicant is encouraged (but not required) to use the CINP support to leverage additional sources of funding.

Applications are accepted on a continuing basis, and must be submitted to the CINP Executive Director at huberg@cinp.ca at least 2 months (preferably even earlier) before the expected date of travel. A standing committee consisting of: CINP Executive Director, Chair of the Education & Training SWG, and one representative of the CINP Board will evaluate applications as they are submitted and provide prompt feedback or decision to the applicant (typically within 2 weeks).

The application form can be obtained from the CINP website at: http://www.cinp.ca/node/565

The applicant is expected to make their case for funding according to the training or scientific opportunity that will be enabled by the travel, the quality of the applicant, and the need for funds.