Apply for IRIS-HEP Undergraduate Fellows program


Applications for the IRIS-HEP Undergraduate Fellows program in Summer 2022 are now open. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, March 8, 2022 (end of the day, any time zone).

People are the key to successful software. IRIS-HEP aims to promote the development of advanced research software skills by providing opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to connect with mentors within the larger High Energy Physics (HEP) and Computational/Data Science community. At the same time, we aim to promote software as a collaborative activity and encourage collaborations which engage individuals in ways that maximize their potential and their potential impact on the community.

To accomplish these goals, IRIS-HEP has created a Fellows program. IRIS-HEP Fellows will spend some number of months working with a mentor to build their skills while working on a research software project relevant to the Institute.

Who should apply to the Fellows program? - Are you reasonably comfortable with basic programming through skills acquired (for example) from coursework or dedicated training activities? Are you interested in building on those skills to gain experience through contributions to cutting edge open source research software projects? Then the IRIS-HEP Fellows program could be for you. Prior physics knowledge is helpful, but not required. We will also offer dedicated training activities to help you improve specific software skills. Applications from women and members of underrepresented groups in STEM activities are particularly encouraged.

Fellows will receive a training stipend as part of their participation.

For more information on the program including how to apply, go here.

Note that a webinar on the program will take place on Wednesday February 23, 2022 at 12:00 U.S. east coast time (NYC/Princeton).

A link to register for the webinar can be found on the webpage

Questions about the program can be directed to