Sanger Institute Prize Competition 2019

Sanger Institute Prize Competition 2019

The winner of the Sanger Institute Prize will be offered a three-month internship with a research group at the Wellcome Sanger Institute during 2019. 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.

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

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.

Only applications made via the online application system will be accepted. Entries should be submitted online by 5pm UK GMT, 21st December 2018.

www.sanger.ac.uk/form/Sanger_Prize

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

AfghanistanBeninBurkina Faso
BurundiCambodiaCentral African Republic
ChadComorosCongo Dem. Rep
EritreaEthiopiaThe Gambia
GuineaGuinea-BissauHati
Korea, Dem. RepLiberiaMadagascar
MalawiMaliMozambique
NepalNigerRwanda
Sierra LeoneSomaliaSouth Sudan
TanzaniaTogoUganda
Zimbabwe

Lower Middle Income Economies

ArmeniaBangladeshBhutan
BoliviaCabo VerdeCameroon
Congo. RepCote d'IvoireDjibouti
Egypt, Arab Rep.El SalvadorGeorgia
GhanaGuatemalaGuyana
HondurasIndiaIndonesia
KenyaKiribatiKosovo
Kyrgyz RepublicLao PDRLesotho
MauritaniaMicronesia Fed. StsMoldova
MoroccoMyanmarNicaragua
NigeriaPakistanPapua New Guinea
PhillippinesSamoaSao Tome and Principe
SenegalSolomon IslandsSri Lanka
SudanSwazilandSyrian Arab Public
TajikistanTimor-LesteUkraine
UzbekistanVanuatuVietnam
West Bank and GazaYemen, Rep.Zambia

Upper Middle Income Economies

AlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican Samoa
AngolaAzerbaijanBelarus
BelizeBosnia and HerzegoviaBotswana
BrazilBulgariaChina
ColombiaCosta RicaCuba
DominicaDominician RepublicEcuador
FijiGabonGrenada
Iran, Islamic Rep.IraqJamacia
JordanKazakhstanLebanon
LibyaMacedonia, FYRMalaysia
MaldivesMarshall IslandsMauritius
MexicoMongoliaMontenegro
NamibiaPalauPanama
ParaguayPeruRomania
SerbiaSouth AfricaSt Lucia
St Vincent and the GrenadinesSurinameThailand
TongaTunisiaTurkey
TurkmenistanTuvalu