Summer Student Opportunities 2021

Summer Student Opportunities 2021

‌‌Students outside sitting beneath treesThe Particle Physics Experiment (PPE) group, in conjunction with the School of Physics & Astronomy, normally operates an annual summer student scheme whereby undergraduates can work on a research topic in experimental particle physics. This year, due to internal funding constraints, we are unfortunately unable to offer any of our usual summer project positions. 

Eiligible students have the option of applying for external funding via the Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarships Scheme:

www.carnegie-trust.org/award-schemes/vacation-scholarships

These are highly competitive and we have previously won at most one per year in PPE. If you're eligible and interested, please check the examples of previous projects (under "Past Opportunities" on the left) and contact Michael Alexander (michael.alexander@glasgow.ac.uk) to register your interest. Please provide a CV and record of your grades at university so far. 

 

Application Procedure

Eligibility:  Please note that only students who are currently enrolled to study for a further year after the summer are eligible for funding (for example, students due to finish their third year, or students due to finish their fourth year but are already accepted to a 5-year MSci degree).  Priority will be given to students who are very passionate about experimental particle physics and feel they would like to continue with a PhD in this topic.

Requirement:  Students who are accepted onto the Summer School programme must write a report at the end of their 6-week project, which provides an opportunity to further their communication skills.

Application:  Please email Michael Alexander with subject line "PPE Summer Project Application" to register your interest. Please provide a CV and record of your grades at university so far. 

Funding:  As noted above, due to internal funding constraints, we are unfortuantely unable to offer our usual funded positions. Some students may be eligible to apply for external funding via the Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarships Scheme

Previous Schools:  Please see the list on the left for details of previous years' summer student projects.

Page updated 07/01/2021