Sanger Institute Prize Competition 2020

Sanger Institute Prize Competition 2020

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

Overview

The Sanger Institute Prize 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. Applications open in October each year and are advertised on the Sanger website, and via the Sanger social media channels.

The next opportunity for application will be in October 2020.

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020 COMPETITION.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application, these are now being processed. Due to the extremely high number of applications recieved we are unable to answer any further queries about individual applications but successful applicants will be informed of the results of this stage at the beginning of February 2020 and be invited to take part in the second stage of the competition. If you have not had a response by the 14th February please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time.

Stage two: essay

Selected candidates will be asked to take part in stage two of the process, which is to write an essay with a given title. Details of this stage will be emailed to the candidates in February 2020 and they will be given one month to complete the essay.

The judges' decision will be communicated at the end of April 2020, the decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.

 

Eligible Countries

Low Income Economies

AfghanistanBeninBurkina Faso
BurundiCentral African RepublicChad
Congo, Dem. Rep.EritreaEthiopia
Gambia, TheGuineaGuinea-Bissau
HaitiKorea, Dem. People's Rep.Liberia
MadagascarMalawiMali
MozambiqueNepalNiger
RwandaSierra LeoneSomalia
South SudanSyrian Arab RepublicTajikistan
TanzaniaTogoUganda
Yemen, Rep.

Lower Middle Income Economies

AngolaBangladeshBhutan
BoliviaCabo VerdeCambodia
CameroonComorosCongo, Rep.
Côte d'IvoireDjiboutiEgypt, Arab Rep.
El SalvadorEswatiniGhana
HondurasIndiaIndonesia
KenyaKiribatiKyrgyz Republic
Lao PDRLesothoMauritania
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.MoldovaMongolia
MoroccoMyanmarNicaragua
NigeriaPakistanPapua New Guinea
PhilippinesSão Tomé and PrincipeSenegal
Solomon IslandsSudanTimor-Leste
TunisiaUkraineUzbekistan
VanuatuVietnamWest Bank and Gaza
ZambiaZimbabwe

Upper Middle Income Economies

AlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican Samoa
ArgentinaArmeniaAzerbaijan
BelarusBelizeBosnia and Herzegovina
BotswanaBrazilBulgaria
ChinaColombiaCosta Rica
CubaDominicaDominican Republic
EcuadorEquatorial GuineaFiji
GabonGeorgiaGrenada
GuatemalaGuyanaIran, Islamic Rep.
IraqJamaicaJordan
KazakhstanKosovoLebanon
LibyaMalaysiaMaldives
Marshall IslandsMauritiusMexico
MontenegroNamibiaNauru
North MacedoniaParaguayPeru
RomaniaRussian FederationSamoa
SerbiaSouth AfricaSri Lanka
St. LuciaSt. Vincent and the GrenadinesSuriname
ThailandTongaTurkey
TurkmenistanTuvaluVenezuela, RB