The Vienna Biocenter Summer School


The Vienna Biocenter Summer School provides a unique opportunity for approximately 30 undergraduate students to work with leading researchers in a dynamic scientific environment in the field of biology, neuroscience and biochemistry. The deadline is on 31 January 2020.

The Vienna Biocenter Summer School
Opportunity for students: The Vienna Biocenter Summer School

Apply for The Vienna Biocenter Summer School

The Vienna Biocenter Summer School is a collaboration between five of Europe’s leading research institutes: Research Center for Molecular Medicine (Opens external link in new windowCEMM), Gregor Mendel Institute (Opens external link in new windowGMI), Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (Opens external link in new windowIMBA), Institute of Molecular Pathology (Opens external link in new windowIMP) and the Max Perutz Labs (Opens external link in new windowMax Perutz Labs) and is generously sponsored by the Max Birnstiel Foundation.

Applicants who are successful are provided with accommodation, a travel allowance and a stipend for the duration of the scholarship. Each fellow will be allocated a faculty member, with whom they will work closely.

A diverse range of research projects are available in: Molecular biology, neuroscience, immunology, bioinformatics, RNA biology, stem cells, and biochemistry.

The research project will focus on a current topic in the allocated lab.

The summer school will be held on 1 July – 28 August 2020 and be concluded with a scientific symposium. In a short talk each scholar will present her/his findings to students and faculty. Prizes are awarded to the students that give the best presentations.

Main criteria

Applications from undergraduates/master students who have completed at least two years of university study are encouraged.

To apply you need to have the following:

  • Completed at least 2 years of a University study (eg. 2/3 years of a Bachelor study or at least 1 year of a Master study – by 30 June)
  • Some previous research experience
  • Good academic record
  • High level of English language
  • Evidence of enrolment in a University programme for the current academic year and the next year (if possible)

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DESY Summer Student Programme 2020

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