All applicants must register online before submitting their full application package. Once registered, you will be emailed an application ID, which you will need to complete the application package. Download the application document, complete and return to Perimeter Institute, no later than March 31, 2014.
The application must be received by Perimeter Institute no later than March 31, 2014.
Perimeter Institute will only accept mailed hard copy applications.
ISSYP 2014 will be held July 13 – July 26, 2014. Please note that Sunday July 13 is the arrival and registration day for the program. Participants will depart from the program on Saturday July 26.
Program Costs The program fee is $500 (CDN) payable upon acceptance into the program. The fee is a small portion of the full program cost and supports activities, accommodations, and meals. Students may wish to bring spending money for souvenirs or additional snacks. Travel Costs CANADIAN students accepted will have their round trip air, train or bus fares paid for by Perimeter Institute. Ground transportation to and from the airport to Waterloo will also be provided by Perimeter Institute. INTERNATIONAL students accepted from countries other than Canada must fund their own return airfare from their home country to Toronto Pearson International Airport and purchase appropriate travel/health insurance. Ground transportation to and from the airport to Waterloo will be provided by Perimeter Institute. NOTE: There is funding available to help offset program and travel costs for students with financial need. Information regarding this funding will be made available as requested by students accepted into the ISSYP program.
ISSYP is for energetic students who have a passion for and strong ability in physics and mathematics, are currently in the final two years of secondary school, and intend to pursue the study of physics at the university level in the future.
There are no specific grades required to apply to the ISSYP program, however there must be evidence of a strong academic background in physics and math. Acceptance is based on the strength of the applicants overall application package.
No. You require both a Teacher Assessment (ranking and written) and an additional reference letter from another source.
Yes, reference letters and teacher assessments will both be accepted in sealed envelopes.
Students will interact with PI scientists in the following ways:
Students will attend the program at Perimeter Institutes’ award-winning facility located in Waterloo, Ontario. While at PI, students are supervised by the Senior Outreach Manager, a senior level physics teacher and the Educational Outreach Coordinator. Outside of program hours, they will be under the supervision of experienced male and female chaperones. These chaperones will also plan and supervise a variety of evening and weekend social activities. Parents may contact the Educational Outreach Coordinator Marie Strickland at ISSYP@perimeterinstitute.ca or 1+519-569-7600 ext 5382 should they need to reach students at any time during the summer school.
Students attending ISSYP will stay at a local university student residence allowing them to experience university living. Experienced chaperones will be staying on campus with the students and will be responsible for their safety and well-being while the students are away from Perimeter Institute.
Students who attend the program will want to get the most out of the ISSYP experience, including engaging in all activities, eating meals together, participating in fun evening activities and bonding with their peers. The two-week program goes by quickly and it is important that students take full advantage of their opportunity to engage in research at Perimeter Institute. Should there be an emergency or other urgent circumstance where a visit is necessary, we ask that a short visit be coordinated at the student residences during evening activities. All request made by parents or guardians for visits during program dates must be forwarded to the Educational Outreach Coordinator, Marie Strickland (ISSYP@perimeterinstitute.ca or 1-519-569-7600 ext 5382) at least two weeks in advance of program start. Chaperones will be available to supervise students during all pre-arranged visits.