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Awards and Fellowships

TRIUMF offers a suite of awards that offer budding and early-career scientists an opportunity to conduct research at our world class facilities.

For graduating high school and undergraduate students, these awards offer the research-career curious an opportunity to experience a real-life research environment. For graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, these awards offer a chance to further their growing research careers alongside scientists and students from around the world.

Follow the links below to learn more about these exciting programs.  If you have any further questions about these awards, contact

Young Engineers and Scientists Fellowship

The TRIUMF Young Engineers and Scientists (YES!) Fellowship was known formerly as the TRIUMF High School Fellowship.

The YES Fellowship program offers six-week summer research experiences at TRIUMF to graduating secondary students in British Columbia entering their first year at a recognized post-secondary institution. The Fellowship includes an award of $3,000 and travel and housing allowances to students outside Metro Vancouver. A minimum of three positions are offered each year.

The intent of the YES Fellowship is to motivate graduating students with a passionate interest in science to pursue a research career by offering them the opportunity to experience a real life research environment. 

For more information, please visit the website

Erich Vogt First Year Summer Research Experience

The Erich Vogt First Year Summer Research Experience (FYSRE, pronounced phyzzer, as in physics) is a program offering summer research experiences to budding academic stars after their First Year Physics courses at the University of British Columbia. Awardees will receive an opportunity for paid work experience for a minimum of 14 weeks in Physics or Astronomy research at UBC or TRIUMF.

The award is supported by an endowment fund with the UBC Development Office.


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TRIUMF Undergraduate Fellowship

The TRIUMF Undergraduate Fellowship is intended to attract the most promising young students in Canada considering a career in fields contained within the TRIUMF’s strategic plan. The chosen scholars will receive a 4-month work experience at TRIUMF from May through August. These students will be associated with one of TRIUMF’s member universities in the summer before their final undergraduate year. At least two scholarship places will be awarded each year.  The program will offer an unique research experience at a world-leading institution that will help these students in their graduate school applications, encouraging the student to launch their science career in one of TRIUMF’s core disciplines.

The TRIUMF Undergraduate Fellowship is a new initiative which will launch in mid 2018 for placements in Summer 2019.



 Michael Craddock Graduate Student Endowment Award

The Mike Craddock Endowment Award enables graduate students who work primarily at TRIUMF to travel to conferences, schools, or workshops related to accelerator science.Two awards of up to $3000 per year will be designated each year for second-year or higher level graduate students who are either attending classes at TRIUMF or completing graduate work at the laboratory.



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Carl H Westscott Graduate Student Fellowship

The Carl H. Westcott Fellowship is awarded each year to a graduate student whose research work is being carried out at TRIUMF or on TRIUMF-related projects. The Fellowship is tenable at any university whose faculty members are actively engaged in research at TRIUMF.  The Westcott Fellowship is administered by the Physics Department at the University of Alberta.

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Otto Häusser Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Otto Häusser Postdoctoral Fellowship is a prestigious two year appointment at TRIUMF with a possible one-year extension. Competitive with similar appointments offered at other national laboratories and leading universities around the world, the fellowship is a unique position offered to exceptional young researchers seeking to advance their work in any area of TRIUMF’s broad research program including: Accelerator Science, Life Sciences, Molecular & Materials Science, Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics, and Theory. The appointment also recognizes the fellow’s outstanding achievements with opportunities to enhance the visibility of his or her research both within their field and the scientific community at large.

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