Summer Research Program 2014-School of Life Sciences, EPFL

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The undergraduate Summer Research Program at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) in Switzerland offers intensive hands-on research training. Come and discover the excitement and challenges of research in one of the labs in our 4 institutes: Brain Mind Institute, Institute of Bioengineering, Global Health Institute and the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research. Fellowships provided.

On-line application will be available in mid-November 2013

Application deadline: January 31st, 2014.


The participants will:

* Gain hands-on research experience and training with exposure to cutting-edge research.
* Experience what it is like to be a member of a research community working at the forefront of science, medicine and biotechnology.
* Have the opportunity to apply what was learned in the classroom to understanding and solving actual research problems in the laboratory.
* Acquire a better understanding of the scientific process and the application of the knowledge gained from basic science research and state-of-the-art techniques to solve complex problems in biology and medicine.
* Improve their critical thinking skills, including learning how to evaluate scientific information, design experiments, formulate ideas and test hypotheses.
* Explore career opportunities in academia by experiencing the excitement, frustration, and challenges of scientific research and gain an insight into what a career in science entails.
* Prepare for future independent research projects and advanced research in graduate school.




July 3rd - August 27th 2014

Degree Level

Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)

Subject Areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience And Behavior
  • Science

Cost in US$:

Fellowships are provided for travel, housing and living costs

Experience Required


    Must be enrolled in a degree program in basic, engineering, or life sciences and planning on pursuing a career in the life sciences. Must be in good standing with a grade point average equivalent to a 3.75/4.0 or higher and should have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate coursework.

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Scholarships are Available

Up to 25 fellowships will be awarded.

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Transcript
  • Resume
  • Online Application
  • Essay