Northern Illinois University
Two-week full courses: January 23 - February 3, 2023
One-week half courses: January 23 - 27 and January 30 - February 3, 2023
Scholarship request applications and supporting documents: September 15, 2022
Non-scholarship applications (no supporting documents required): October 3, 2022
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One 2-week full course. (Students successfully completing a full course will earn 3 credits from Northern Illinois University).
Two successive one-week half courses. (Students successfully completing two half courses will earn 3 credits from Northern Illinois University.)
Half courses January 23 - 27, 2023
Half courses January 30 - February 3, 2023
A single one-week half course only (Students attending only one half course are not eligible to enroll for university credit. They can, however, ask to have their homework and exams graded and will be informed of their rating when the school is over.)
Class sizes are limited. Priority will be given to those who enroll for credit either via our academic host (Northern Illinois 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. Those unable to enroll for credit (including international students living outside the U.S.) will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
International participants not currently in the U.S. may participate but they cannot earn Northern Illinois University credit. 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. USPAS scholarships are awarded without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation or national origin.
To be considered for any of the following merit-based awards you must check the relevant boxes and submit the following 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 2022 online sessions you do not need to resubmit them for this application. We retain supporting documents for one year.
Covers the registration fee (includes 2 meals per day) or shared housing or both. This award does not cover travel.
Registration fee requested
Shared hotel room, half-board & registration fee requested
No scholarship requested
The Sekazi K. Mtingwa Scholarship supports the increased participation of identities (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indians and Alaskan Natives) 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. This scholarship is available to matriculated undergraduate and graduate students and covers your registration fee (includes 2 meals per day), lunches, shared housing and most travel expenses to and from the school session. More information on the Mtingwa Scholarships can be found at https://uspas.fnal.gov/about/about-mtingwa-scholarship.shtml
Mtingwa Scholarship requested
The Division of Physics of Beams of the American Physical Society is offering a limited number of travel expense scholarships to USPAS students. Applicants must be members of the APS DPB unit (student membership is free for the first year). Typical travel award amounts will be $500.00 with the possibility of larger awards for higher cost points of origin. You can enroll for DPB membership at https://www.aps.org/membership/ and more details on eligibility and the selection criteria can be found at DPB Scholarship Details.
APS DPB travel award requested (only available to those who have joined the APS DPB unit)
The USPAS has a mandatory vaccination or test mandate and will also follow state and local regulations relating to COVID-19 when carrying out our sessions. Regulations may change in response to needs at the time of the session. We require that all session participants respect regulations applicable to the session, which may or may not include wearing masks. Additionally, consistent with our USPAS Code of Conduct, we require that all participants respect choices that others may make in elective masking and other reasonable actions to reduce pandemic risk. All participants of the session are required to adhere to our policies. Anyone violating our policies will be required to leave the session.
The USPAS will stock rapid tests, masks and hand sanitizer and will provide to attendees upon request.
Participants are required to carry health insurance valid for the duration of the session. Attendees coming from outside the U.S. must purchase temporary health insurance valid while they are in the U.S. The USPAS will not pay any medical expenses.
In order to protect the health and safety of all attendees, instructors and staff, we are requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to agree to regular testing. You are considered to be “fully vaccinated” after one of these conditions are met:
- have received 2 doses in a two-dose vaccine series and at least one booster.
- have received 1 dose of a single-dose vaccine and at least one booster.
Please confirm your COVID-19 vaccination status or agree to regular testing by checking one box:*
I am fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. I declare that the information I have provided is accurate and true.
I am not fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, but I agree to be rapid-tested upon arrival at Registration and regularly test while at the session. I further agree to report any positive test immediately to the USPAS Office. If I refuse to rapid test, I agree to immediately leave the USPAS session.
Deadline for scholarship applications & supporting documents: September 15, 2022. Please email your supporting documents to email@example.com
Deadline for non-scholarship applications: October 3, 2022. Supporting documents not required.