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Programme Description

The programme consists of several components:

Research Project

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. Supported by a member of the laboratory the scholar will be expected to perform experiments, analyse data, generate ideas, and discuss their results. In addition to practical laboratory work the scholar will also take part in lab meetings and journal clubs.

Lecture Series

The Vienna Biocenter Summer School includes a series of lectures given by faculty members on recent discoveries and state-of-the-art techniques in their respective field. Covering a broad range of topics the lectures will include the latest on small regulatory RNAs, the cell division apparatus and neuronal circuitry. These exclusive lectures will be held in an informal atmosphere to encourage interaction between scholars and faculty.

Scientific Symposium

The Vienna Biocenter Summer School concludes 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.

Summer in Vienna

Vienna offers a rich cultural heritage, splendid museums, a plethora of art galleries, and a vibrant nightlife. With over 120,000 students, and hosting many international organisations the city is both diverse and eclectic. With its low rate of crime, superb public transport, and access to beautiful surrounding regions it is easy to see why Vienna is regularly ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

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Social Programme

Applicants will be pleased to hear that the scientific program is complemented by an energetic social calendar. This includes: An opening dinner, visits to famous sites in Vienna, a trip to a heurigen, a final Summer School celebration and our regular Friday evening social hours and other campus activities.

How to Apply

We encourage applications from students (BA (Hons), Master, MSc) from all around the world who are undergraduates/master students, and have completed at least two years of university study

To apply you need to have one of the following:

  • Completed at least 2 years of a University study (e.g. 2-3 years of a Bachelor Hons study or 1 year of a Master study – by 30 June) as follows:
  • (i) In Year 3 of a 4-year BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) in a Life Science related subject
  • (ii) In Year 4 of a 4-year BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) in a Life Science related subject WITH an acceptance or intention to apply to a Master program (this will be checked later)
  • (iii) In Year 1 of a 2-year Master course, MSc in a Life Science related subject
  • (iv) In Year 2 of a US undergraduate Bachelor in a Life Science related subject
  • (v) In Year 2 of a 4-Year BTech (india) in a Life Science related subject
  • 3-months 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)
  • Important information for MD applicants.  MDs may only apply if they have completed 3-4years of their studies and have the relevant research experience, they must also intend to study a PhD in a Life Science related subject after completion of their current studies

Check out our FAQs for further information here.

When applying applicants will be asked to specify the names of three lab heads in their order of preference. While we cannot guarantee that an applicant will be assigned to one of these labs, we will make our best efforts to do so.

Arrangements will be made for applicants from overseas to secure the necessary visas. Applicants should be aware that the working language of the institutes is English.

The website opens for applications at the beginning of December and closes on 31 January each year.

Successful applicants will be notified in the first week of March.

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Deadline 31 January 2021 (2359 CET – Vienna time)

If you have questions regarding the application please check out the Application FAQs before contacting the administrator.

Attendance Dates

The summer school starts on Wednesday 1 July and ends on the 31 August. These dates are to be confirmed and are subject to change.

Housing/Benefits

OeAD-Guesthouse SIMMERINGER HAUPTSTRASSE

Simmeringer Hauptstrasse | OeAD-WVGmbH
OeAD – Accommodation, 
Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 143
1110 Wien

Scholars will be housed free of charge in student accommodation.

The complex features modern rooms that are internet enabled, fully furnished, and have a shared bathroom and kitchen.

Benefits

  • Free student accommodation
  • Each student will be awarded a stipend of 1400 euros after tax for the nine-week programme
  • Medical insurance is included in the contract for the nine weeks
  • A free travel pass providing unlimited use of public transport within Vienna for the duration of the scholarship
  • Reimbursement of travel costs to and from Vienna
  • Numerous social events

For more information please open this link

https://www.training.vbc.ac.at/summer-school/how-to-apply/

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