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HQP Pooled Resource Competition

Deadline to Apply

Event Details

Date: January 12, 2024

Time: 11:58pm - 11:59pm

Apply for the Highly Qualified Personnel Pooled Resource Competition by January 12, 2024


This round of the HQP pooled resource competition aims to fund undergraduate astroparticle physics researchers working in Canada with a start date in May 2024 for the summer period.  

The guideline and application form are provided. Funding for positions is available to those pursuing astroparticle physics research in Canada aligned with the McDonald Institute Research Strategy.

Eligibility: The applicant must be able to supervise at a Canadian academic institution and be eligible to hold an institutional account for grants or awards (e.g., granting agencies, or currently receives CFREF funding).

The proposal must be in line with the McDonald Institute’s vision and scientific goals.

Proposal: Applicants can apply for multiple positions; however, a separate application form for each position must be completed. Where applicable, certain information may be copied between your applications, but each position is unique and will be considered based on the merits of the application package. Template completion is mandatory and includes several sections with assigned page limits.

For this undergraduate stream, a student may not need to be identified at the time of applying.

Applications that are incomplete or fail to follow the template will not be considered. Once a proposal has been submitted, a confirmation email will be sent.

How it works: Successful supervisors will be granted one ticket for each successful position. The awarded ticket is expected to be filled by May 2024. The position is considered filled when a signed letter of offer or comparative letter is received by the McDonald Institute. All unused tickets and/or portions of funding will be returned to the pool.

Ticket Value: The McDonald Institute recognizes that different institutions have different pay scales and arrangements for student salaries. The expectation is for salaries to be consistent with the norms in your department, but the ticket value will not exceed $12,000 maximum per four-month term for an undergraduate student.

Competition Closes: January 12, 2024, 4:00 pm EDT
Results Released: Early February 2024

Completed applications should be sent to with the subject line “HQP Pooled Resources Round 10 – {Faculty Last Name}”.