Wellcome Sanger Institute Prize Competition 2024

Apply For Wellcome Sanger Institute Prize Competition For Undergraduate Students

Wellcome Sanger Institute Prize Competition for Undergraduate Students is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for the 2024 edition. See how to apply for Wellcome Sanger Institute Prize Competition below…

Wellcome Sanger Institute Prize Competition

Wellcome Sanger Institute Prize Competition

Wellcome Sanger Institute Prize competition is an outreach competition for undergraduate students from low- and middle-income countries which gives the winner an opportunity to experience the very cutting edge of genomic research.

Sanger Institute Prize Competition Benefits

The winner of the Sanger Institute Prize will be offered a three-month internship with a research group at the Wellcome Sanger Institute during 2024. Travel, living and research expenses are all covered by the award.

Sanger Institute Prize Competition Eligibility

To be considered eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be from a low- or middle-income country (view the list of eligible countries 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

Relevant Link: UBA Campus Ambassador Programme

How to Apply For Sanger Institute Prize Competition

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: 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.
  • Click here to apply with the official link

Application Deadline

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

List of Eligible Countries

Low Income Economies

Afghanistan Benin Burkina Faso
Burundi Cambodia Central African Republic
Chad Comoros Congo Dem. Rep
Eritrea Ethiopia The Gambia
Guinea Guinea-Bissau Hati
Korea, Dem. Rep Liberia Madagascar
Malawi Mali Mozambique
Nepal Niger Rwanda
Sierra Leone Somalia South Sudan
Tanzania Togo Uganda

Lower Middle Income Economies

Armenia Bangladesh Bhutan
Bolivia Cabo Verde Cameroon
Congo. Rep Cote d’Ivoire Djibouti
Egypt, Arab Rep. El Salvador Georgia
Ghana Guatemala Guyana
Honduras India Indonesia
Kenya Kiribati Kosovo
Kyrgyz Republic Lao PDR Lesotho
Mauritania Micronesia Fed. Sts Moldova
Morocco Myanmar Nicaragua
Nigeria Pakistan Papua New Guinea
Phillippines Samoa Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal Solomon Islands Sri Lanka
Sudan Swaziland Syrian Arab Public
Tajikistan Timor-Leste Ukraine
Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vietnam
West Bank and Gaza Yemen, Rep. Zambia

Upper Middle Income Economies

Albania Algeria American Samoa
Angola Azerbaijan Belarus
Belize Bosnia and Herzegovia Botswana
Brazil Bulgaria China
Colombia Costa Rica Cuba
Dominica Dominician Republic Ecuador
Fiji Gabon Grenada
Iran, Islamic Rep. Iraq Jamacia
Jordan Kazakhstan Lebanon
Libya Macedonia, FYR Malaysia
Maldives Marshall Islands Mauritius
Mexico Mongolia Montenegro
Namibia Palau Panama
Paraguay Peru Romania
Serbia South Africa St Lucia
St Vincent and the Grenadines Suriname Thailand
Tonga Tunisia Turkey
Turkmenistan Tuvalu


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