Three new students selected for the ATLAS PhD Grant Scheme

Initiated in 2013, the ATLAS PhD Grant Scheme aims to enable young, talented and motivated students to work on part of their PhD thesis at CERN. The collaboration has just selected the three students who will start their theses in 2016.


The three students who received the ATLAS grant, which will cover part of their PhD studies. From left to right: Ruth Jacobs (Germany), Artem Basalaev (Russia), Nedaa B I Asbah (Palestine).

The ATLAS PhD Grant Scheme was made possible thanks to a large donation by former ATLAS spokespersons Fabiola Gianotti and Peter Jenni, who started the fund with money from the Fundamental Physics Prize they received in 2013. Applications are handled by CERN HR, via this link.

The aim of the initiative is to offer a unique educational opportunity to students within the ATLAS collaboration and to give them the possibility to continue their career in particle physics.

Selected candidates receive a stipend allowing them to spend one year at CERN, followed by one year at their home institute. The first three students, selected from 51 applicants from around the world, started their grant periods at the beginning of 2014. In total, nine students have already been selected and have benefitted from the grant. 

If you wish to contribute to the initiative, which is one of the CERN&Society Foundation’s projects, please visit this page. Or read more about this year's ATLAS PhD Grant winners on the ATLAS website.

by Antonella Del Rosso