Summer Training Programme for Biomedical Life Sciences Undergrad Students 2022

Summer Training Programme for Undergraduate Students engaged in Biomedical Life Sciences Degree Programs in Spain 2022 is being offered by the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO).

The program is accessible to undergraduate students of any country who have completed at least 2/3 of the total credit points (courses or tests) necessary for a Life Sciences or Biomedicine-related bachelor degree between June 21 and August 13, 2021. (e.g. Biology, Biomedicine, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Bioinformatics).

Based on the student’s interests and background, each student will be assigned to a specific laboratory. The student will be supervised by the group/unit leader or another member of the research team.

The participants will take part in a series of seminars led by CNIO teachers and researchers. At the conclusion of the program, students will be asked to report the findings of their summer projects.

Fellowships will be given on a competitive basis, with the student’s academic record and motivation letter taken into account.

Worth of Scholarship

The following topics are covered in the program:

  • Summer training program students will be reimbursed for travel expenses and meals in the CNIO cafeteria throughout their stay at the center.
  • Furthermore, students in Spain who do not qualify for public health aid will be protected for the same amount of time by the CNIO’s private health insurance (8 weeks).

Summer Training Programme | Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must have completed at least 2/3 of the total credit points (courses or tests) necessary for an undergraduate degree in Life Sciences or Biomedicine (in any country).
  • Throughout the summer program, you must retain your undergraduate student status.
  • You must have a strong academic record with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 0.75. (with your GPA as the numerator and the highest possible GPA as the denominator).
  • You must have an excellent command of the English language.
  • You must be able to participate in the training program. You will not be eligible for the program if you are unable to attend the CNIO during this time.
  • Undergraduate students of any country who have completed at least 2/3 of the total credit points (courses or examinations) necessary for a Life Sciences or Biomedicine-related undergraduate degree are eligible to participate in the program (e.g. Biology, Biomedicine, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Bioinformatics).

How to Apply for the Summer Training Programme

  • Only submissions submitted over the internet will be evaluated.
  • To apply, go to the website and fill out the application form, selecting three laboratories in order of choice on the application form.
  • Please submit your curriculum vitae in pdf format; doc and RTF formats are also acceptable.
  • Please keep in mind that the file size limit for this document is 1MB.
  • Only those who have been shortlisted will be required to email the following papers to [email protected]:
  • Two recommendation letters
  • a copy of an official transcript of records, an academic transcript, or another official document
  • Copy of National Identity Card or Passport Certification confirming the number of credits passed
  • Proof of current health insurance, whether public or private, for the duration of the summer stay. Citizens of European Health Card (EHC)-issuing nations, including Spaniards, must provide these documents.
    It is strongly advised that these documents be prepared ahead of time.

Deadline: March 31, 2022.

For more information and to apply, go here.

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