• Hall C @ Jefferson Lab
  • P2 experiment at Mainz
  • GlueX LED pulser system
  • BGO array at ISAC-1
  • Super Nova Nucleosynthesis

The Canadian Institute of Nuclear Physics is a formal organization of the Canadian nuclear physics research community to promote excellence in nuclear research and education, and to advocate the interests and goals of the community both domestically and abroad.

CINP Undergraduate Research Scholarships


The CINP is pleased to announce the 2021 Undergraduate Research Scholarships program, to enable gifted undergraduates to work with a supervisor on nuclear physics research this summer.  A total of six awards are available.


The program is open to any Physics or Engineering Physics major enrolled in a Bachelor of Science or Applied Science program at a Canadian university.  Students must not hold any higher degrees in the natural sciences or engineering.  The research supervisor must be an NSERC-grant-eligible member of the CINP, but does not have to be employed by the institution where the research will be performed.

Duration and Value

The duration of the scholarship is 16 weeks on a full-time basis.  The scholarship consists of a $5000 stipend, which must be supplemented with other funds by at least $4000 (to a total of not less than $9000).

In addition, if the supervisor intends to send the student to a laboratory or work with a second collaborator for an extended period in the summer, the CINP is willing to contribute up to an additional $1300 to help cover transportation and lodging expenses.  The supplement will be paid only after the completion of travel, upon submission of expense documentation.  Travel from the student's residence to the supervisor's place of employment is not eligible.

Thus, the value of the award is between $5000 and $6300, depending on
the need for a travel supplement.

Application Procedure

The student and prospective supervisor must jointly apply for the scholarship.  The application form is available at

The student fills in Part A of the application, and attaches:
- copy of most recent undergraduate transcript (including a scan of the back page giving the university's grading scheme).
- 1-2 page CV, including computing and research or other employment  experience.

The student also asks for two letters of recommendation from professors familiar with the student's physics work (the proposed supervisor, and/or another professor).  These should be emailed directly to the CINP at the address below.

The prospective supervisor fills out Part B of the application, and sends the entire application package (including the student's portion, preferably in PDF form) by email to: Garth Huber (CINP Executive Director) at huberg@uregina.ca


The final deadline for receipt of all application materials is end of business, Monday, March 1.  We expect to communicate the successful awards on the week of March 22.

CINP Input to Subatomic Physics Long Range Plan


The CINP White Paper Committee has completed its work and the final version has been released to the Canadian Subatomic Physics Long Range Planning Committee.  We would like to thank everyone who provided the constructive criticism which we hope has further strengthened the document.

The report is now publicly available for your download from: https://cinp.ca/subatomic-physics-long-range-plan

Thank you again to everyone who provided the considerable assistance and support which were vital to the preparation of this document.

The CINP White Paper Committee

Garth Huber               huberg@uregina.ca                         (Chair)
Svetlana Barkanova  sbarkanova@grenfell.mun.ca       (QCD/Hadrons)
Iris Dillmann             dillmann@triumf.ca                       (Nuclear Astrophysics)
Adam Garnsworthy  garns@triumf.ca                               (Nuclear Structure)
Gerald Gwinner        gerald.gwinner@umanitoba.ca      (Fundamental Symmetries)
Juliette Mammei      jmammei@physics.umanitoba.ca (Education & Training)