Pursue your research dreams for three months

2014 Sanger Institute Prize Competition

Applications are now closed.

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a world leader in genomic research and provides an excellent environment for aspiring scientists to begin to realise their research ambitions.

The winner of the Sanger Institute Prize will be offered a three month internship with a research group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute during the Summer of 2014. Travel, living and research expenses are all covered by the award.

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" I count myself privileged to be part of the Sanger Institute Prize. This educational experience is the best reward for completing my undergraduate studies, and an academic landmark for my future career as a biologist, which will have a lifelong impact on my personal growth. "

Laura Romanelli Cedrez, joint winner of the Sanger Institute Prize in 2011

The Sanger Institute Prize is an outreach prize for undergraduate students from low and middle income countries. Please check the list of eligible countries on the second tab. To be eligible to apply, applicants must also be studying at a University/Institute in a low/middle income country. The Sanger Prize is an opportunity to experience the very cutting edge of genomic research. Students should be able to demonstrate an active interest in research in the genomics field and have a good command of english.

The 2014 competition will be run as a two stage process.

Stage one: expression of interest

The expression of interest should consist of:

In the first stage applicants are asked to apply online. Applicants will be asked to provide details such as where they are studying, a short expression of interest and a CV.'

Only applications made via the online application system will be accepted. Entries should be submitted online by 5pm UK GMT, 2nd December 2013.

Stage two: 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.

The judges' decision will be final and no further correspondence will be entered into.

Eligible countries

Low income economies
Afghanistan Gambia, The Myanmar
Bangladesh Guinea Nepal
Benin Guinea-Bisau Niger
Burkina Faso Haiti Rwanda
Burundi Kenya Sierra Leone
Cambodia Korea, Dem Rep. Somalia
Central African Republic Kyrgyz Republic South Sudan
Chad Liberia Tajikistan
Comoros Madagascar Tanzania
Congo, Dem. Rep Malawi Togo
Eritrea Mali Uganda
Ethiopia Mozambique Zimbabwe
Lower-middle-income economies
Armenia India São Tomé and Principe
Bhutan Kiribati Senegal
Bolivia Kosovo Sri Lanka
Cameroon Lao PDR Solomon Islands
Cape Verde Lesotho Swaziland
Congo, Rep. Marshall Islands Syrian Arab Republic
Côte d'Ivoire Mauritania Sudan
Djibouti Micronesia, Fed. Sts. Timor-Leste
Egypt, Arab Rep. Moldova Tonga
Djibouti Mongolia Turkmenistan
El Salvador Morocco Tuvalu
Fiji Nicaragua Ukraine
Georgia Nigeria Uzbekistan
Ghana Pakistan Vanuatu
Guatemala Papua New Guinea Vietnam
Guyana Paraguay West Bank and Gaza
Honduras Philippines Yemen, Rep.
Indonesia Samoa Zambia
Upper-middle-income economies
Albania Dominican Republic Palau
Algeria Ecuador Panama
American Samoa Fiji Peru
Angolia Gabon Romania
Antigua and Barbuda Grenada Serbia
Azerbaijan Iran, Islamic Rep. Seychelles
Argentina Iraq South Africa
Belarus Jamaica St. Lucia
Belize Jordan St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Bosnia and Herzegovina Kazakhstan Suriname
Botswana Lebanon Thailand
Brazil Libya Tonga
Bulgaria Macedonia, FYR Tunisia
Chile Malaysia Turkey
China Maldives Turkmenistan
Colombia Mauritius Tuvula
Cuba Mexico Venezuela, RB
Costa Rica Montenegro
Dominica Namibia

Source: The World Bank "Country and lending groups" (2012)

* quick link - http://q.sanger.ac.uk/guqiaiv5