AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY

                                                                 SUMMER 2012


                                                  GENERAL INFORMATION



The Indiana University Department of Physics will offer summer research positions to outstanding undergraduate students majoring in physics.  The participants will gain direct research experience by working in ongoing experimental or theoretical research programs in accelerator physics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, elementary particle and high energy physics, medical physics, and nuclear physics in projects supervised by Indiana University faculty and senior scientific staff.  All students attend weekly seminars on current research in physics, and will have the opportunity to attend machine shop and scientific computer programming mini-courses.  At the completion of the Summer Program, each student will submit a written report on the research and will present the results in a seminar at a closing Symposium.  The program is scheduled from Monday, May 22 through Friday July 28, 2012; alternative dates may be arranged on an individual basis.  For information about research areas, the campus, and surrounding area see:




An applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and should:


A stipend of $4,500 for a 10-week summer appointment will be paid to each student.  Single accommodation housing and meals will be provided as well as an allowance for round-trip travel.  Detailed information will be sent to the participants in April.



Apply online and make sure that the other application materials such as transcripts and letters of reference are completed and returned to:


Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Department of Physics

Swain West 117

Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana 47405


Request forms for three letters of reference (two for sophomores) and a school transcript are available for download.   These forms should be given to your instructors and registrar; the letters of reference and transcript.   The transcript must include grades for the Fall, 2011 semester. Since application screening will begin promptly, applications, letters, and transcripts should be received by March 1, 2012. However, we will continue to accept applications until all positions are filled, which typically occurs in mid-March.



Selection will be made by the Summer Undergraduate Research Program Selection Committee on the basis of the applicant's academic record, statement of interests, research goals, and the recommendation of three instructors.  Notice of decisions on each application will be sent to all applicants by April 15, 2012


The Undergraduate Research in Physics Program at the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility is supported by the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program at the National Science Foundation and by the Indiana University Office of Research and the University Graduate School, and the College of Arts and Sciences.


Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks applications from all qualified person regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.