START: Summer Student Programme - 2022

We would like to inform you that the JINR Summer Student Programme has started its work under the new name – START: STudent Advanced Research Training at JINR. The website has been updated. The Programme facilitates the process of searching for talented young specialists for interested JINR staff members. As a result, young people are invited to do a part-time internship at the Institute.

START is intended for students from all over the world, who specialise in natural sciences, engineering, and IT, starting from their 3rd year of the Bachelor course, including the Master studies, and up to the end of the 1st year of PhD studies.

The Programme runs all year round. The calendar year is divided into 2 sessions: Summer Session (students’ applications are accepted from January to March) and Winter Session (students’ applications are accepted from July to October). Participants may come to JINR within two time periods: from July to November and from January to June. Supervisors agree upon the dates of students’ stay in Dubna individually. The recommended duration of each stay is 6-8 weeks. The START organising committee is responsible for the paperwork and information support of participants.

You can log in on the START website ( using the same login and password that you use on the INTEREST website ( ), if you are also a supervisor in the INTEREST programme. In this case, please log in to and provide additional information to your account. If you are not registered on the INTEREST website, please register as a Supervisor on by clicking "+Supervisor" in the upper right corner and filling out your account.

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