January 17, 2023 to February 17, 2023
US/Eastern timezone

The US ATLAS Summer Undergraduate Program for Exceptional Researchers (SUPER) provides funding for undergraduate students in the US to work on ATLAS physics analysis, performance tools, detector and electronics R&D, core software and computing during the summer.

The ATLAS Experiment is a worldwide effort with over 3000 physicists and engineers - with a strong participation from 45 US universities and national labs (US-ATLAS) - at the CERN international laboratory located in Geneva, Switzerland. The project aims to improve our understanding of the Universe - its birth, evolution, current state, and future. ATLAS research offers a wide range of practical applications and educational opportunities.

Students currently enrolled at an undergraduate institution may apply to participate in the 8-week SUPER program at a US-ATLAS institute.  Successful applicants will be eligible for $5500 to cover living expenses.  Participants are expected to spend the entire 8 weeks at a US-ATLAS institute for summer research work.

Applicants should identify as one of the following types of student:

  1. Students who are enrolled at or near a US-ATLAS institution, and who have an existing relationship with a member of US-ATLAS who will serve as their mentor.  These students are expected to continue their research at their home US-ATLAS institution.
  2. Students who are enrolled at a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) that does not have a US-ATLAS group, and who are willing to travel to a US-ATLAS institution for the 8-week program.  Students in this group do not need to have identified a US-ATLAS member as a mentor in advance, one will be identified by the program.  Funds to support travel to the US-ATLAS site will be provided by the SUPER program.

Awardees will be asked to submit two progress reports and present their work at a symposium in August.

Under Represented Minorities and students at Minority Serving Institutes are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: February 17, 2023 at 11:59pm US Eastern Time.