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Sanger Institute Prize Competition for Students from Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 21st December 2018

Sanger Institute Prize Competition: Applications are currently ongoing for the Sanger Institute Prize Competition for Undergraduate Students from Developing Countries. Interested students can see the details and apply if eligible.

Sanger Institute Prize Competition Details and FAQs

The Sanger Institute Prize is an outreach competition for undergraduate students from low- and middle-income countries and gives the winner an opportunity to experience the very cutting edge of genomic research.

The Sanger Prize offers undergrads from low and middle-income countries the chance to spend 3 months with a research group at the Sanger Institute, with travel, living and research expenses covered.

When is the application deadline?

21st December 2018  5pm UK GMT

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

Low and Middle-income countries

What is the category of this opportunity?

Contest, Undergraduate

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?: To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be from a low- or middle-income country (a full list of eligible countries is available below)
  • Be studying at a University/Institute in a low-/middle-income country
  • Demonstrate an active interest in research in the genomics field
  • Have a good command of English

What are the benefits of the award?

The winner of the Sanger Institute Prize will be offered a three-month internship with a research group at the Wellcome Sanger Institute during 2019. Travel, living and research expenses are all covered by the award.

What is the duration of the programme?

3 months

How to Apply for the Sanger Institute Prize Competition

The 2019 competition will be run as a two-stage process.

Stage One: Expression of interest

First stage applicants are asked to complete a short application form and write an expression of interest detailing their scientific interests and why they want to come to the Sanger Institute. Two academic references are also required at this stage.

Only applications made via the online application system will be accepted. Entries should be submitted online by 5pm UK GMT, 21st December 2018.


Stage Two: Essay

Selected candidates will then be asked to take part in stage two of the process, which is to write an essay with a given title.

The judges’ decision will be final and no further correspondence will be entered into.

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