Four-week full courses: January 24 - February 18, 2022
Two-week half courses: January 24 - February 4 and February 7 - 18, 2022
Scholarship request applications and supporting documents: October 20, 2021
Non-scholarship applications (no supporting documents required): October 20, 2021
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One 4-week full course. (Students successfully completing a full course will earn 10 hours of Continuing Education Credit from Texas A&M University).
Two successive two-week half courses. (Students successfully completing two half courses will earn 10 hours of Continuing Education Credit from Texas A&M University.)
Half courses January 24 - February 4, 2022
Half courses February 7 - 18, 2022
A single two-week half course only (Students successfully completing one half course will earn 5 hours of Continuing Education Credit from Texas A&M University.)
Class sizes are limited. Priority will be given to those who enroll for credit either via our academic host Texas A&M University, or through their home university if USPAS courses are directly co-listed (i.e. Indiana University, MIT, MSU) or are available via Special Topics courses. Auditors will be admitted on a space-available basis only after those seeking credit / a grade. We anticipate videos of most courses will be posted and those wishing to informally audit can do so after the session. Those unable to enroll for credit (including international students not currently enrolled in a U.S. university) will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
International participants not currently residing in the U.S. may participate but they cannot earn credit from Texas A&M University. They may ask that their performance be graded and when the session is over the USPAS will provide a letter confirming participation and grade.
University and college students and postdocs within 5 years of graduation may request financial support. To be considered you must submit 3 supporting documents: 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/resume; one letter of recommendation. If you submitted these documents for the winter or summer 2021 online sessions you do not need to resubmit them for this application. We retain supporting documents for one year.
Students receiving scholarship support are expected to fully participate in all aspects of the course and must take their course(s) for a grade. Scholarships are open to both U.S. and non-U.S. residents. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or national origin. Consideration will be given to balancing class sizes.
The Sekazi K. Mtingwa Scholarship supports the increased participation of identities (African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx and Indigenous) that are historically underrepresented in the study and workforce of Accelerator Science and Engineering (AS&E). Eligible scholarship recipients are actively-enrolled Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) students historically underrepresented in AS&E. In addition to covering items included in our full financial aid package (registration fee, breakfast & dinner, shared housing, textbooks & course materials, host university course fees) as with our regular scholarships, when we return to in-person sessions the Mtingwa scholarship will also cover per-diem lunch and most travel expenses to and from the USPAS session. For the online session, it will include two additional in-field textbooks of the recipients' choice. Interested students must submit the same supporting documents as listed above (CV/resume, one letter of recommendation, cover letter). More information on the Mtingwa Scholarships can be found at https://uspas.fnal.gov/about/about-mtingwa-scholarship.shtml
Deadline for scholarship applications & supporting documents: October 20, 2021. Please email your supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for non-scholarship applications: October 20, 2021. Supporting documents not required.