In partnership with the Department of Physics, National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, SFU Physics is pleased to announce an NTNU/SFU Summer Research Position for Summer 2018. The selected student will undertake a funded 16-week summer research term, with 12 weeks at NTNU and four weeks at SFU.


Amount of Funding

$8800 CDN total salary over the 16 week period, plus economy class airfare reimbursement and coverage of residence and cafeteria fees at NTNU.


Students must:

  • Be enrolled in any undergraduate physics major or honours program (physics, applied physics, biological physics, chemical physics, or mathematical physics) at SFU at the time of application;
  • Have completed at minimum the first year of an undergraduate physics program at SFU at the time of travel (Summer 2018).


  • All eligible students (Co-op or non-Co-op) may apply. However, once selected, the student will be required to enroll in a Co-operative Education (Co-op) work term for Summer 2018.  Regular Co-op Education tuition and fees, including an application fee, will apply. Please see SFU’s Academic Calendar for details.
  • The student will be required to complete Co-op requirements related to this placement, including submission of a Work Report. Please visit the Science Co-Op Website for additional details.

Application Process

1.     Complete the application form available here.

You will need to upload:

  • An unofficial transcript
  • A 250-500 word statement of interest, including answers to the following questions:
    • Why do you want to participate in this program?
    • Which NTNU research project listed at http://i.sfu.ca/eOAzzY interests you most, and why?*
    • What relevant experience would you bring to a physics research project?

2.     Request two academic letters of reference, with at least one from SFU, to be forwarded by referees to physmgr@sfu.ca by the application deadline.

Application Deadline: December 22, 2017

*Note that the selected participant will be matched to a project based on the discretion of the selection committee; we cannot guarantee a match to the identified project.