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Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology

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Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology

The Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology (IPPP) is inviting applications from UK-based academics to hold an IPPP Associateship from 1 October 2009. Each Associateship will have a value of £4000 per annum and is funded by Durham University, through the IPPP.

The aim of this programme is to support particle physics phenomenology research in the UK. The Associateships will be awarded to individuals to support their research programme. For example, the funds could be used for visits of the Associate or their students to IPPP, IPPP staff/PDRA/student visits to the Associate's institution, travel of Associate or their students to conferences, visitors to the Associate's institution, partial teaching buy-outs, etc.

The Associateships will be awarded on the basis of scientific excellence bearing in mind the need to balance activity in different areas of phenomenological research including beyond the standard model physics, electroweak and Higgs physics, flavour physics, model building, Monte Carlo simulations, neutrino physics, particle astrophysics and strong interactions. Applications are welcomed from both theorists and experimentalists. Priority will be given to projects which are either enabled, or significantly enhanced, by the award of the Associateship. It is expected that an Associateship will lead to enhanced interactions and enable new collaborations between the Associate, the Associate's Institution and the IPPP. Associates will be expected to contribute to the IPPP workshop programme.

We expect to award up to 10 Associateships for either one or two year periods commencing 1 October 2009. Applicants should send a one page (strictly one page, 11 point, PDF format) proposal electronically to the Director of the IPPP, Prof Nigel Glover ( e.w.n.glover@durham.ac.uk ) by 30 August 2009. The proposal should outline the proposed research programme and briefly describe how the funds will be used to

  1. enhance the research of the Associate,

  2. increase collaboration with the IPPP.

Applications will be reviewed by the IPPP Steering Committee in September 2009.