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.

CINP Undergraduate Research Scholarships


The CINP is pleased to announce that it will fund up to 5 research scholarships to enable gifted undergraduates to work with a supervisor on nuclear physics research this summer.


The program is open to any Physics or Engineering Physics major enrolled in a Bachelor of Science or Applied Science program at a Canadian university. Students must not hold any higher degrees in the natural sciences or engineering. The research supervisor must be an NSERC-eligible member of the CINP, but does not have to be employed by the institution where the research will be performed.

Duration and Value

The duration of the scholarship is 16 weeks on a full-time basis. The scholarship consists of a $4000 stipend, which must be supplemented by the supervisor or other funds such as an NSERC USRA to a value not less than $4000.

In addition, if the supervisor intends to send the student to a laboratory or work with a second collaborator for an extended period in the summer, the CINP is willing to contribute up to an additional $1300 to help cover transportation and lodging expenses. The supplement will be paid only after the completion of travel, upon submission of expense documentation. Travel from the student's residence to the supervisor's place of employment is not eligible.

Thus, the value of the award is between $4000 and $5300, depending on the need for a travel supplement.

Application Procedure

The student and prospective supervisor must jointly apply for the scholarship. The application form is available at the CINP website,

The student fills in Part A of the application, and attaches:

  1. copy of most recent undergraduate transcript (including a scan of the back page giving the university's grading scheme).
  2. 1-2 page CV, including computing and research or other employment experience.

The student also asks for two letters of recommendation from professors familiar with the student's physics work (the proposed supervisor, and/or another professor). These should be emailed directly to the CINP at the address below.

The prospective supervisor fills out Part B of the application, and sends the entire application package (including the student's portion, preferably in PDF form) by email to: Garth Huber (CINP Executive Director) at huberg@uregina.ca


The final deadline for receipt of all application materials is end of business, Friday, March 1. We expect to announce the successful scholarship recipients before Monday, March 25.

CINP Junior Scientist Travel Support Program

The CINP is pleased to announce the following 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.