Selection criteria for applications to the Neutron Training Course

The number of applications to attend the Neutron Training Course has always exceeded the number of places available on the course, and hence it has been necessary to have a selection procedure for allocating the places. One ISIS representative for each of the three modules attends a selection meeting together with one external ISIS user. The criteria used in making the selection are as follows:

  • Preference is given to students funded from the UK. This is interpreted broadly and it includes University, Research Council or UK Industry funding.
  • Preference is given to students at the beginning of their studies in neutron scattering.
  • Preference is given to applicants who, in the judgement of the selection committee will make a major use of neutron scattering in their studies.

In the assessment of applications, the statements submitted by the applicant and their supervisor carrying the greatest weight, and so we would encourage applicants to ensure that they submit a strong statement emphasising the significance of neutron scattering in their research. In the event of a dispute concerning the outcome of the selection procedure, an ombudsman who has no involvement in the current course will be appointed.

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