U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Winter 2019 USPAS Session

Northern Illinois University and UT-Battelle
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Location & Dates:
Knoxville, Tennessee
January 21 - February 1, 2019


Two-week full courses

Courses run in parallel so students may take one two-week full course OR two one-week half courses. The Accelerator Fundamentals course carries 3 undergraduate-level credits; each two-week course pair is eligible for 3 units of graduate-level credit from Northern Illinois University.

January 21 - February 1, 2019

Students successfully completing one half course each week will earn 3 units of graduate credit from Northern Illinois University.

January 21 - 25, 2019

January 28 - February 1, 2019

Participation is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. International participants not currently residing in the U.S. may apply to attend the program and may request financial sponsorship but they may not earn credit from Northern Illinois University. Note: International students requesting a scholarship who are NOT from U.S. visa-waiver countries must already be in possession of a visa that is valid for the entire period of the USPAS session. A copy of your visa must be faxed (630-840-8500) to the USPAS before September 14, 2018.

To be considered for financial support you must submit four documents: an application form; a cover letter explaining why the USPAS is important to your career and describing prior research experience, work with or as a user of particle accelerators; your CV; at least one letter of recommendation. USPAS scholarships are awarded without regard to race, gender or national origin. Consideration will be given to balancing class sizes.

The Registration Fee is $1,700.00 if your Application Form is received before September 14, 2018; after September 14, 2018 the fee is $1,800.00. The Registration Fee is $1,200.00 for participants attending only one week of the program. Please note: you do not have to pay the Registration Fee by September 14, 2018, you must send in an Application Form before September 14, 2018.

Hotel rooms will be available at the FY2019 U.S. federal government hotel per diem rate (2019 rates will be released in September 2018). Using the current rate for planning purposes, a single room will be available for $98.00 plus tax per night and a double room (shared by 2 people) will be $49.00 plus tax per person per night. Rooms may be reserved at our rate 3 days before and after the program dates, based on hotel availability. We will update this website with actual rates after they are released in September.

Application deadline for scholarship requests and our lower registration fee: September 14, 2018