Sanger Institute Prize Competition 2019

Wellcome Sanger Institute is now accepting applications for Sanger Institute Prize Competition 2019. This 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 in 2019. Travel, living and research expenses are all covered by the award.

Who May Eligible:

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

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To participate, the applicants must submit an online application form through the given link: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/form/Sanger_Prize

Rules:

  • 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.
    • Stage two: an 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.

Benefits:

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

Application Deadline:

Entries should be submitted online by 5 pm UK GMT, December 21, 2018.

Apply Now

If you have any queries contact Nicky Chilvers (sangerprize@sanger.ac.uk)