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J.C.W. Shepherd PhD Student Prize of the Biozentrum, University of Basel

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J.C.W. Shepherd PhD Student Prize of the Biozentrum, University of Basel: J.C.W. Shepherd Ph.D. Student Prize of the Biozentrum, University of Basel is funded by for International Students. The scholarship allows Ph.D. level programme(s) in the field of Molecular Sciences taught at the University of Basel. The deadline of the scholarship is November 30, 2019

J.C.W. Shepherd PhD Student Prize of the Biozentrum, University of BaselThe wife of John Charles Warren Shepherd, a former collaborator of Walter Gehring (see Shepherd JC et al. 1984 Nature, Shepherd JC et al. 1989 PNAS), has bequeathed part of her estate to the Biozentrum, University of Basel, for the specific purpose of setting up a student prize for scientific excellence in his memory.

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Degree Level: Scholarship is for PhD

J.C.W. Shepherd PhD Student Prize of the Biozentrum, University of Basel Available Subjects: Molecular Sciences

Scholarship Benefits: An annual prize will be awarded to up to three Ph.D. students achieving academic excellence in scientific research at the Biozentrum and the ability to describe these achievements in an essay. Awardees will be selected by the committee members of the Biozentrum Basel Ph.D. Fellowships Program. The prize consists of CHF 1’500.00 per awardee and will be handed out at the Biozentrum Symposium of the following year.

Eligible Nationalities: The Scholarship is open to students from any nationality.

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Eligibility Criteria:

Ph.D. Students can apply during their Ph.D. thesis and up to 1 year after their thesis defines but only with a subject/work done during the Ph.D. thesis. Students should be encouraged by their supervisor to apply.

J.C.W. Shepherd PhD Student Prize of the Biozentrum, University of Basel Application Procedure:

  • A written essay, of up to 500 words, about the project work and associated publication. The essay should include “Background”, “Open Question/Hypothesis”, “Achievements” and “Broder Impact” sections. The essay should contextualize the work for a broader scientific audience (i.e. other focal areas at the Biozentrum).
  • A supporting statement from the Ph.D. thesis supervisor.
  • The publication in question, which has to be at least in revision at the time of application.
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Deadline: 30 November 2019

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