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.
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 $3600 stipend, which must be supplemented by the supervisor or other funds such as an NSERC USRA to a value not less than $7600.
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 receipt of original receipts. Travel from the student's residence to the supervisor's place of employment is not eligible.
Thus, the value of the scholarship is between $3600 and $4900, depending on the need for a travel supplement.
The student and prospective supervisor must jointly apply for the scholarship. The application form is available at the CINP website, http://cinp.phys.uregina.ca/node/179
The student fills in Part A of the application, and attaches:
- copy of most recent undergraduate transcript.
- 1-2 page CV, including computing and research or other employment experience.
The student also asks for one or 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The final deadline for receipt of all application materials is Monday, March 6. We expect to announce the successful scholarship recipients before Monday, March 27.