From 2022, the TAPS program changes its name to TSSP ExSci - Toruń Students Summer Program in Exact Sciences.

TSSP ExSci 2022

The Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics and the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland, are pleased to welcome applications for the 5th edition of the TSSP ExSci program (former known as TAPS). TSSP ExSci is an opportunity for students of foreign universities to lead a 4-week-long summer research project in one of the following areas:


Graduate and undergraduate university students from all countries are encouraged to send applications for the summer program before May 8th, 2022, 14:00 CET - for details, see *application*.

Program

The main component of the summer program is an active participation in the selected Science research project offered by the staff members of the Nicolaus Copernicus University, please see the topics and their descriptions below. Interested students are welcome to contact possible advisors for more details concerning the foreseen projects and discuss the dates that the project could be undertaken. The NCU students can join to each project.

See the list of topics and advisors.

Apart from the projects, once a week we will organise an invited lecture and a lunch or dinner for the entire group. We will also offer short trips / sightseeing in the Toruń area on selected weekends. All students will be asked to give 15-minute presentations about the results of their projects at the end of their stay in Toruń.

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Application

We kindly ask all interested students to provide us with the following information in English or Polish:
  1. Application form; (closed)
  2. Curriculum Vitae (max. 4 pages);
  3. Motivation letter (max. 1 page) containing the title(s) of the project(s) they would like to contribute to
  4. Consent to personal data processing.
  5. Optional: letter of recommendation, e.g. from their scientific advisor, staff member from their institute, former internship advisor, etc.
  6. Proof of student status.

Complete applications should be send to taps [at] umk.pl before the deadline of May 8th, 2022, 14:00 CET. The results of the selection procedure will be announced by the end of May, 2022.

Please note that we cannot reimburse your travel expenses to Toruń / Bydgoszcz. See the official regulations for the Toruń Students Summer Programs:

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Housing

For each participant, we will offer the student housing in Toruń and a daily allowance of 70 PLN (~15 euro), which is sufficient to cover the living costs during the stay in Poland.

Students will be offered single occupancy rooms in the dormitories of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. The astrophysics students may choose to stay in the University hostel in the Astronomical Observatory in Piwnice n. Toruń, about 15 km away from the city center. In case those students choose to stay in Toruń, they will be obliged to buy the monthly intercity bus ticket from Toruń to Piwnice (~100 PLN / month) from their regular stipend.

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Contact

We encourage prospective summer students to send questions about the science projects directly to the advisors, whose emails are listed below each project description. Questions that are not related to the specific projects can be sent to the school organizers: taps [at] umk.pl.

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