Deadline: 31 August 2013
Open to: students currently enrolled or about to embark on a PhD in particle physics research (incl. computing for physics) in a Member State or Non-Member State University that is member of the CERN ATLAS collaboration
Scholarship: monthly living allowance to cover the expenses of a single person in the Geneva, 2 years funding of the PhD thesis, specifically one year at CERN (at a rate of CHF 3.679/month) and one year at the home institute at a reduced rate.
The European Council for Nuclear Research known as CERN has created a grant scheme (thanks to a donation from Fabiola Gianotti and Peter Jenni following their award from the Fundamental Physics Prize foundation) to encourage young and high-caliber doctoral students in particle physics research (including computing for physics) and permit them to obtain world class exposure, supervision and training within the ATLAS collaboration.
This special PhD Grant is aimed at graduate students preparing a doctoral thesis in particle physics (incl. computing for physics) to spend one year at CERN followed by one year support also at the home Institute. Candidates may already have a thesis subject defined with their home university OR they may be looking for a thesis subject. Your work envisaged at CERN is part of the thesis work required to obtain your PhD. Daily supervision of the student during the period at CERN will be the responsibility of a CERN Member of Personnel. The award of the degree remains the responsibility of the applicant’s university.
Applicants must fulfill the flowing criteria:
- To be enrolled at a university that is a member of the ATLAS collaboration (see list of universities)
- To have started or are about to start a doctoral programme.
- To have a good knowledge of English or French.
Monthly living allowance to cover the expenses of a single person in the Geneva area will be provided. Furthermore, the Grant will cover 2 years funding of the PhD thesis, specifically one year at CERN (at a rate of CHF 3.679/month) and one year at the home institute at a reduced rate.
How to apply?
Eligible candidates should APPLY ONLINE HERE including:
- A motivation letter
- A statement of research interest
- A CV
- 2 references
- Letter of confirmation from the ATLAS group leader to accept supervision of the thesis work (could be one of the referees)
- Proof of enrollment in a collaborating university
Deadline for applying is 31 August, 2013.
For further information please refer to the official website.