Vienna Biocenter Summer School 2022 for undergraduate students worldwide (Fully Funded to Vienna, Austria)

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Application Deadline: January 31st 2022

The Vienna Biocenter Summer School provides a unique opportunity for approx. 25-30 undergraduate students to work side by side with leading researchers in a dynamic scientific environment.

The programme aims to attract talented students from around the world, creating a vibrant and diverse atmosphere. It is the perfect preparation for those students who are interested in graduate study in the life sciences arena. Applicants who are successful are provided with accommodation, a travel allowance and a stipend for the duration of the scholarship. The programme, starts on the last Friday in June and finishes on the the last Friday of August each year.

The school is a collaboration between five of Europe’s leading research institutes: Research Center for Molecular Medicine (CEMM), Gregor Mendel Institute (GMI), Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA), Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) and the Max Perutz Labs (Max Perutz Labs) and is generously sponsored by the Max Birnstiel Foundation

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completed at least 2 years of an Undergraduate Degree at University or at least 1 year of a Master Degree by 30 June.
  • Applicant have previous research experience
  • Good academic record
  • High level of English language
  • Evidence of enrollment in a University program for the current academic year and the next year (if possible).

Benefits

  • Free Accommodation will be provided.
  • Stipend of 1400 euros will be provided to each selected candidate after tax for the duration of nine weeks program
  • Comprehensive Medical Insurance
  • A free travel pass providing unlimited use of public transport within Vienna for the duration of the scholarship
  • Reimbursement of travel costs to and from Vienna
  • Numerous social events

Research Project

Each fellow will be allocated a faculty member, with whom they will work closely. A diverse range of research projects are available in: Molecular biology, neuroscience, immunology, bioinformatics, RNA biology, stem cells, and biochemistry. The research project will focus on a current topic in the allocated lab. Supported by a member of the laboratory the scholar will be expected to perform experiments, analyse data, generate ideas, and discuss their results. In addition to practical laboratory work the scholar will also take part in lab meetings and journal clubs.

Lecture Series

Each year our students organize a retreat at a location outside Vienna. The aim of the retreat is to facilitate discussion about scientific topics related to different aspects of science. This is an opportunity for students to interact on a personal and professional level.

In order to create a friendly environment, the retreat takes place at a hotel or other venue outside of Vienna. It normally lasts two days, during which there are scientific sessions and social activities.

All Vienna BioCenter PhD students are actively encouraged by their supervisors to attend the retreat which has proved to be very popular over the last years.

Scientific Symposium

The Vienna Biocenter Summer School concludes with a scientific symposium. In a short talk each scholar will present her/his findings to students and faculty. Prizes are awarded to the students that give the best presentations.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Vienna Biocenter Summer School 2022

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