Summer Student Program

at Joint Institute for Nuclear Research

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What is JINR Summer Student Program?

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It’s neither a school nor a conference. It’s pure practice!

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Practice in one of the largest research institutes, comprising 18 member states and 6 associate members

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Work in international groups in one of the 7 JINR laboratories

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Work in international groups in one of the 7 JINR laboratories

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A unique chance to work for 6-8 weeks under supervision of highly-qualified specialists at real research facilities.

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A unique chance to work for 6-8 weeks under supervision of highly-qualified specialists at real research facilities.

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Visits to the JINR laboratories, introductory lectures

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Visits to the JINR laboratories, introductory lectures

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Visits to the JINR laboratories, introductory lectures

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Social and cultural program

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Social and cultural program

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Start your career at JINR! Spend your summer holidays at the fron-line of science! Welcome to Dubna!

Purpose and Implementation of the Program

Program Purpose  

The main purpose of the Summer Student Program at JINR is to attract graduate students from the JINR Member States on a competitive basis to the Institute scientific groups from JINR Member and Associated States and from the countries whose institutions collaborating with JINR

Program Dates  

The Summer Student Program at JINR will be organized in the form of student research projects in the scientific groups and will last from 6 to 8 weeks during the period from June to September of each calendar year.

Program Participants

Participants of the Program may be students finishing third (penultimate) year of bachelor studies, master students or PhD students enrolled in the first year of graduate school, studying at universities and research organizations of the JINR Member States.

Application Procedure 

To participate in the selection competition one has to: 


Recommendations to the Applicants 

When applying for the Program, one must indicate the 
contacts of one reference person only. The Program Committee will send a link to the applicant's  profile to the address of the reference person with a request for a letter ofrecommendation to be written for a potential Program participant. Each applicant will be required to provide a letter of recommendation to be submitted to the Program Committee. Reference persons can be university professors that educate the applicants or representatives of scientific organizations from the JINR Member States who know the applicants.

Selection of Participants

Upon receiving the application forms and letters of recommendation, the Program Committee will select the participants of the current year. Upon publication of the list of participants and agreement on the terms of stay at JINR for each participants,  the Programm Committee send the selected students and postgraduates an official invitation to participate in the Program. 

Financial Terms

Payment for participation in the Summer Student Program may be fully or partially covered by the JINR or other organizations and includes travel costs, accommodation at JINR hostels and subsistence expenses in the amount of 30 USD per day in accordance with a fixed USD rate enacted by the Institute for the current year.

Educational Programs and Training

Introductory lectures and excursions, specialized courses in JINR fields of research and discussion sessions on the topics of courses and projects will be organized for the participants of the Program.

Final Report by the Participant

At the end of the participant's stay at JINR, a report should be prepared and posted on the 
participant's profile webpage. This report will be available for the visitors of the SSP website after it has been checked and approved by the participant's project supervisor and by the Organizing Committee. 

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