ICEPP Fellowships

2021 Application Guidelines for ICEPP, The University of Tokyo "ICEPP Fellowship"

* Extension of the period for acceptance of applications in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

1. Description

ICEPP, the University of Tokyo performs detector operation, data collection, and physics research and development in the ATLAS experiment, an international experimental project, at the LHC, the world's highest energy proton-proton collider, operated by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). In particular, ICEPP focuses on performance studies of the ATLAS detector and the maintenance and operation of the Regional Analysis Center, a physics research and analysis site. ICEPP is also carrying out MEG, an international experiment at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland that is searching for the rare decay of muons using the institute's equipment, which boasts the highest sensitivity in the world. Furthermore, ICEPP is also working with overseas research institutions to develop detector and accelerator technologies for performing next-generation physics research such as projects at the International Linear Collider (ILC) and ultracold neutron experiments.
ICEPP is accepting applications from young researchers to become ICEPP fellows, staying long-term in overseas research institutions that perform state-of-the-art research and taking on the challenges of creating systems in Japan for automating research and performing it remotely, with the aim of developing highly international researchers that can lead the field of high-energy physics in the future. Fellowships are available for a wide range of overseas experiments, not just ATLAS, MEG, and ILC experiments, so we look forward to receiving a large number of applications.

2. Qualifications

Applicants must be researchers in national, public, or private universities or national or public research institutions (including graduate students, research students, post-doctorate researchers, etc.), researchers with equivalent qualifications, or other persons deemed qualified by the Director of the ICEPP. Applicants must wish to work medium- to-long term in overseas research institutions and in Japan to perform promising research, which is not limited to projects led by ICEPP, such as the ATLAS, MEG, etc. Priority will be given to early-stage researchers such as post-doctorate researchers and graduate students.
(Applicants that have been chosen for the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Fellowship for Young Scientists cannot apply due to the Society's requirement that undivided attention be given to research.

3. Number of fellowships to be granted

A small number

4. Application method

On the "Fellowship Application", select either "overseas travel(Attachment 1-1)" or "research expenses(Attachment 1-2)" and submit the application to the address indicated in "7. Submission address".

5. Fellowship period

Period between July 2021 and March 31, 2022 (including overseas research period of at least one month, at most 9 months)

6. Submission deadline

Monday, June 7, 2021 *Final application deadline
(Please submit your application promptly, in accordance with your research plans.)

7. Submission address

Electronic submission
(Please inquire if there is no acknowledgement of receipt within a few days.)

8. Results

The Director will make decisions regarding fellowship applications after deliberation by the Steering Committee. As a general rule, screening will be performed based on applications and other submitted documents, but interviews may be conducted if necessary.

9. Expenses

Overseas research travel and stay expenses or domestic research expenses will be paid.

10. Other

Overseas research travel will be restricted to research institutions that have implemented sufficient COVID-19 countermeasures , and the duration of the research period will be restricted to safe periods of time. Applicants must comply with any approval rules defined by universities and/or research institutions.

Direct inquiries regarding fellowships to the contact point below.
Fellowship Manager, ICEPP, The University of Tokyo
TEL:+81-3-3815-8384 / FAX:+81-3-3814-8806