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Sanga Prize Competition

Sanger Prize Competition (Fully Funded Internship)

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Country: UK
City: Hinxton
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Join the Sanger Prize Competition and get a chance to have a fully-funded internship of your choice!!!

The Sanger Prize is an outreach competition that aims to provide fully-funded internships for undergraduate students who live and study in low or middle-income countries.

The prize

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

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To be eligible to apply for the Sanger Prize applicants must meet all of the criteria below:

  • Be from a low or middle-income country.
  • have been studying an undergraduate degree relevant to genomics at a University/Institute in a low/middle-income country at the time of the first stage application.
  • Demonstrate an active interest in research in the genomics field
  • In addition, have a good command of English
  • Also, be over 18 at the time of submission of the application

Applicants who do not meet all of the above criteria will not be considered for the second stage of the competition.

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Application process

There are two stages for the application. In each stage, you must fill all the required information and task in English.

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, their interests in genomics and why they want to come to the Sanger Institute. The maximum word count for the expression of interest is 500 words. Furthermore, applications with a word count of less than 250 will not be reviewed.

The following are required with the application:

  • Two academic references ideally from the University or Institute at which the applicant is currently studying at and at least one of them should include the university tutor or supervisor from the genomics degree course.
  • Contacts details for the referees. The referees will then get mail with a form for them to complete.

Due to a large number of applications submission, any applications with no full set of references are ineligible.

Please visit the official website to apply.

Successful applicants will get information on the results of this stage at the beginning of March 2022 and get an invitation to take part in the second stage of the competition.

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Stage two – Essay

Candidates will get details of this stage through mail at the beginning of March 2022. Then, they will get one month to complete the essay.

The judges’ will announce their decision by the end of May 2022.

Stage two participants will get mail even if they don’t win and will gain a Certificate of Participation. No further feedback on applications will be available.

Information about the internship

The winner will be able to choose the lab and faculty host they work with, subject to the availability of the host. Furthermore, the winner will also be able to choose the timing of their internship within a year of winning the competition.



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards Internships
Deadline07 January,2022
Open to18+ citizens from the countries mentioned in official page
OrganizerSanger Institute
Contact the organizer [email protected]



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