Postdoctoral and Graduate Fellowships, LHC Theory Initiative

Fellowship Title: LHC-TI Graduate Fellowship
Location:Various locations, United States
Subject Areas: Physics / Theoretical Physics, HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph)
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2011/09/09, listed until 2012/09/01)

The LHC Theory Initiative is seeking applicants for LHC-TI Graduate Fellowships beginning in 2012 for students involved in LHC-related theoretical research at a US university. Fellowship awards are for $40K for a one-year period (including a fixed $5K administrative fee), and may be used for a stipend, fringe benefits, tuition, and other research expenses. It is anticipated that four graduate fellowships will be awarded. 

All nomination material should be submitted electronically here to (AJO).

Nominations should include:

1. The AJO cover page giving information about both the nominee and the nominator.

2. A one-page research description written by the student.

(Students being nominated should register as "applicants" for the 2012 LHC-TI Graduate Fellowship on AJO, and fill out the cover page, submit their research description and list their advisor and recommender (see below) as writers of support letters.)

3. A nomination letter from the student's research advisor describing the nominee's qualifications, the relationship of the project to existing or planned theoretical collaborations, and any planned mentoring activities. The nomination letter should also include a budget in standard NSF format, specifying how the funds will be used (including at least $4K for (non-salary) research expenses (travel, equipment, etc.)). Each advisor may nominate only one student.

4. An institutional endorsement letter specifying a start date and any financial or other support committed by the host institution. The endorsement letter should certify agreement to a fixed $5K administrative fee in lieu of F&A costs (overhead).

(The nomination letter and institutional endorsement should be submitted directly to AJO by the student's research advisor.  Please clearly distinguish between these two documents.)

5. One supporting letter from a physicist other than the student's primary research advisor is also required (and should be submitted directly to AJO).

Nominations, research descriptions, and institutional endorsement letters are due by Dec. 1, 2011; supporting letters are due by Dec. 12, 2011.

Information on the LHC Theory Initiative may be found at:

and examples of possible projects may be found at: .

It is anticipated that awards will be announced by Jan. 15, 2012, and should begin after Feb. 1, 2012. The nomination of women, underrepresented minorities, and people with disabilities is encouraged.

Note: The LHC Theory Initiative also anticipates the award of two LHC Theory Postdoctoral Fellowships in 2012. Institutions awarded a full 2011 LHC-TI Graduate Fellowship are ineligible to nominate a student for 2012.

This activity is sponsored by Johns Hopkins University as part of the NSF-funded LHC Theory Initiative, Jonathan Bagger, PI.

Application Material Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the description.

Further Info:
3236 Biomedical Physical Sciences
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

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