Deadline: January 31, 2022
Applications are open for the EPFL School of Life Sciences Summer Research Program 2022. The program offers international bachelor/1st year master’s students eight weeks of lab-immersion during the summer. Join one of the research groups and experience what it means to be part of the thriving science community in Switzerland.
The program features:
- 20-25 participants each summer
- 8 weeks of lab experience
- Mentoring by faculty and scientific staff
- Access to scientific seminars
- Science related & personal development Friday afternoon workshops
- Closing symposium with poster session or presentations from all participants
- Rich program of social activities, including a day hike to Swiss alps with raclette, BBQs and a few possible excursions to points of interest such as CERN.
- Join on-going research in a lab of the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) School of Life Sciences.
- Learn new techniques while studying a research topic related to current health issues.
- Improve critical thinking and experimental design.
- Prepare for future independent research as a graduate student.
- Experience the excitement and challenges of scientific research gaining insight into what a research career entails.
- Each student receives CHF 3,200 for the two-month period which covers housing and living costs.
- Housing is reserved and paid for out of the stipends beforehand.
- Students are housed together either in Lausanne or possibly in Geneva depending on lab assignment.
- Students have either single rooms or double rooms and share a kitchen and bathroom facilities with their fellow SRP participants.
- The majority of travel costs to and from Switzerland is covered. The program reimburses up to CHF 1,000 for overseas flights and CHF 500 for shorter distances.
- be currently enrolled in a university in biology, bio-physics, chemistry, bio-engineering, bio-informatics, quantitative biology, genetics courses or other life sciences related programs.
- have a minimum of GPA equivalent to a 3.75/4.0 grade or higher.
- have completed at least two years of undergraduate work up to the first year of a master’s degree before the start of the program.
- show a strong interest in pursuing a career in life sciences.
Application materials include;
- Your CV (1-2 pages)
- Your motivation letter (maximum 750 words)
- The explanation of lab choices (2-3 sentences per lab)
- University transcript or school official list of classes and grades
- Two letters of recommendation
- Basic life sciences understanding is essential; previous lab experience is a plus
Submit your application including pdf uploads of all the above mentioned documents. Only applications with the full application material will be taken into consideration.