The Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) under graduate summer programme 2017.

The Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) under graduate summer programme 2017.

Deadline: April 23, 2017.

The Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO; Centro Nacional de Investigaciones  Oncológicas), in Madrid, Spain offers research training opportunities to students of all nationalities interested in pursuing a research career in the Biomedicine and Life Sciences.Up to 8 summer training positions will be awarded during 2017 to undergraduate university students of biomedicine-related studies.

Each student will be matched with a specific laboratory based on the student’s interest and background. The student will be working under the supervision of the group/unit leader or a member of the research group. The participants will attend a series of seminars given by faculty members and researchers from the CNIO. Students will be required to present the results of their summer projects at the end of the programme.


Travel expenses and meals at the CNIO cafeteria will be covered for summer training programme students during their stay at the centre. In addition, students without public health assistance benefits in Spain will be covered with a private health insurance provided by the CNIO for the same period of time (8 weeks).


  • Applicant must have passed at least 2/3 of the total credit points (courses or exams) required for a Life Sciences or Biomedicine-related undergraduate degree (in any country).
  •  Applicant must maintain their status of undergraduate student throughout the whole summer programme (June 26 to August 18, 2017).
  •  Must have an excellent academic track record with a Grade Point Average (GPA) above 0.75 (with your GPA as the numerator and the highest possible GPA as the denominator).
  •  Must have a good knowledge of English.
  • Must be available from June 26 to August 18 (8 weeks) to attend the training
    programme. If you cannot be at the CNIO during this period, you will not be
    eligible for the programme.

Aplication Processs

Only online applications will be considered. Complete application here. Please attach CV in pdf format;
doc and rtf formats are also accepted. Please note that the size of the document must not exceed 1MB.

For more information, visit The Spanish National Cancer Research Centre