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US State Department: Research Abroad at CERN

CERN is the largest particle physics laboratory in the world and is
located just outside of Geneva, Switzerland. This winter, the U.S.
State Department, through the Permanent Mission in Geneva, will fund a
Research Abroad at CERN experience for physics
or engineering undergraduate students from Ukraine or other current
areas of conflict.

Selected applicants will travel to CERN in winter 2024 to gain
valuable first-hand experience by working on current projects with
world-renowned physicists at the forefront of research in their field.
Participants will join an active research group and
engage in ongoing work involving a wide variety of high-energy topics
including Higgs boson analysis, new physics searches, trigger studies,
detector development and upgrades, and much more!



An application is required to be considered for this opportunity.
Applicants must be an undergraduate student from Ukraine or other
current area of conflict. Students should minimally be of sophomore
standing. Applications from women, persons of color,
veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Being a
physics major is not required, but applicants should have a career
interest in physics. Students interested in applying will be required to
submit one letter of recommendation along with
their application. No academic credit is granted as part of this
program. If a student participates during the regular academic year
(September - April) they should consult with their home institution
regarding any impacts on academic progress and enrollment.

University of Michigan students are eligible to apply for this program.



This one-semester program is funded by the United States State
Department through the US Mission in Geneva, Switzerland. Participating
students will receive a stipend of $5,000 and a $5,000 per diem to be
used towards their living expenses while in Switzerland.
Round trip travel to Geneva is also covered. There are no program fees.


The program will run from January 15, 2024, to April 19, 2024.


If you are interested in the program, we invite you to fill out the
application by clicking the button below. Applications for the Winter
2024 program are due no later than 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time on October
31, 2023.

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