The Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology (IPPP) is inviting applications from UK-based academic permanent staff to hold an IPPP Associateship from 1 October 2011. 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 or small teams 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 to provide time to collaborate with IPPP staff, 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. You are strongly encouraged to discuss your application with the members of the IPPP you plan to collaborate with before submission. Associates will be expected to contribute to the IPPP workshop programme.
We expect to award up to 10 Associateships for a one year period commencing 1 October 2011.