Monday, 14 September 2015

FMI International PhD Program in Switzerland, 2016

The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research is funding an international PhD  program in affiliation with the University of Basel in Switzerland. The duration of PhD course is 4 years. Applicants from all nations with a Master degree or equivalent are eligible for this international PhD program. The FMI provides financial support to graduate students in accordance with the scale of the Swiss National Science Foundation. The applications deadline is November 30, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded for basic research in biology with a focus in epigenetics, neurobiology and mechanisms of cancer.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing a PhD program at the FMI.
Scholarship Provider: Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI)
Scholarship can be taken at: Basel, Switzerland
Eligibility: To be accepted for graduate studies at the Friedrich Miescher Institute, applicants must hold a university degree that would formally qualify them to enter a PhD or equivalent program in their home country (MSc., Diploma, DEA etc.). US applicants with only a Bachelor must have successfully completed courses in Biophysics and must have laboratory experience leading to a research thesis.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: US and International applicants are eligible for this PhD fellowship.
Scholarship Description: The FMI International PhD Program provides advanced, interdisciplinary training in epigenetics, neurobiology and mechanisms of cancer. PhD students admitted to the program receive theoretical and practical training, and conduct a research project under the supervision of an FMI group leader, monitored by a thesis committee of university professors and experts chosen by the student. FMI PhD students learn highly advanced techniques from specialists and are introduced into experimental analysis at multiple levels of biological organization. Most students at the FMI are enrolled at the University of Basel. After successful completion of the research project, submission of a written thesis and a thesis defense, the candidate receives a PhD from the University of Basel.
Number of award(s): The number of openings varies between each round of applications. This number is only known close to the submission deadlines and all candidates who are invited to the interviews will be informed when receiving the invitation letter.
Duration of award(s): A course of study at the FMI leading to a PhD degree of the University of Basel typically lasts 4 years.
What does it cover? The FMI provides financial support to graduate students in accordance with the scale of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Income is generous relative to international standards for PhD students.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: A shortlist of candidates will be invited for interviews in June and January, respectively.
How to Apply: Please fill in the online application form. Please note that this information and relevant documents will be distributed within the FMI for assessment.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 30, 2015. (There are two deadlines each year in May and November).

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