6th December 2019
Sanger Institute Prize Competition 2020
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 winner of the Sanger Institute Prize will be offered a three-month internship with a research group at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. Travel, living and research expenses are all covered by the award.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- biological science
- or any degree which includes genomics as a large part of the content
EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet all of the criteria below:
- Be from a low or middle income country (a full list of eligible countries)
- Be studying an undergraduate degree relevant to genomics at a University/Institute in a low/middle income country at the time of the first stage application. This could include any biological science degree, bioinformatics or any degree which includes genomics as a large part of the content
- Demonstrate an active interest in research in the genomics field
- Have a good command of English
- Be over 18 at the time of applying
* Applicants which do not meet all of the above criteria will not be considered for the second stage of the competition.
- The winner of the Sanger Institute Prize will be offered a three-month internship with a research group at the Wellcome Sanger Institute during 2020.
- Travel, visa costs, living, reasonable food costs, and research expenses are all covered by the award.
- The winner will be able to choose the lab and host they work with, subject to the availability of the host.
- The winner will be able to choose the timing of the internship as long as it is taking within a year of the prize being won.
First Step: Complete a short application form and write an expression of interest detailing your scientific interests and why you want to come to the Sanger Institute.
- Two academic references are required (should be from the University or Institute which the applicant is currently studying at and at least one of them should include the university tutor or supervisor from the genomics degree course).
- Successful applicants will be informed of the results of this stage at the beginning of February 2020 and be invited to take part in the second stage of the competition.
- If you have not had a response by the 14th February please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time.
Second Step: 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.
- Details of this stage will be emailed to the candidates at the beginning of February 2020 and they will be given one month to complete the essay.
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Merna Esmail / Egypt “
Reviewed by” Rahaf Elkhodary/ Egypt ”
MARJ3 Scholarships team