The LPC Graduate Scholars Program at Fermilab, is designed to help build and maintain the strength of the CMS Collaboration and is made possible by funding from the US DOE, US NSF and Fermilab.
This program is aimed to support exceptional Graduate Students from USCMS institutions, by allowing them to spend a year at Fermilab to pursue thesis research opportunities at the LPC.
The deadline for applications and supporting letters for calendar year 2017 is Monday October 17, 2016. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. The slate of LPC Graduate Scholars for 2017 will be selected based on a competitive process. The proposals will be rated based on merit, uniqueness, creativity and relevance to CMS and the LPC.
The details of the application and selection process are given below and applications will be accepted by filling the online application.
Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a Qualified Graduate Program with the Ph.D. as their degree objective at a member institution of the USCMS collaboration. (for collaborating USCMS institutions see http://www.uscms.org/uscms_at_work/collaboration/collaboration_board.shtml ). At the time of application, applicants must have obtained the Ph.D. candidacy at their home institution, and must have established a defined graduate thesis project and graduate thesis advisor.
Applicants are NOT eligible to apply if one, or any combination, of the following describes their graduate education status:
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The applications must include a research proposal, with a maximum length of 4 pages.
The proposal should include the following:
We require three recommendation letters:
The starting date for the appointment as a LPC Graduate Scholar will be Jan 1, 2017 for a duration of one year. The start date is negotiable, but should be no later than March 2017. Renewal is possible but requires a new proposal. The maximum amount of time as CMS LPC-GS is two years.
The LPC Graduate Scholars for 2017 will be selected based on a competitive process. The proposals will be rated based on the merit, its uniqueness, creativity and relevance to CMS and LPC. Successful candidates are expected to be in good academic standing at their institutions, and should have completed at least 2 years in graduate school and should not be in their final year of thesis research.