Applications Now Open for «Opportunities for Excellence»
The new applications round for «Opportunities for Excellence», a prestigious fellowship program provided by the Biozentrum and the Werner Siemens Foundation (WSF) is now running. This program enables highly qualified Master of Science graduates from around the world to undertake their doctoral studies in the field of «Molecular Life Sciences» at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. Applications are invited till June 30th, 2012.
It is the goal of «Opportunities for Excellence» to foster and further talented young scientists from around the world by providing them with the exceptional opportunity to carry out their PhD project in the field of “Molecular Life Sciences“ in Basel. This program is co-financed by the Werner Siemens Foundation (WSF).
International PhD program at the Biozentrum
The «Opportunities for Excellence» program gives successful applicants direct access to the international PhD program at the Biozentrum. This provides the unique chance to become acquainted with various research groups from the five research areas (Infection Biology, Growth & Development, Neurobiology, Structural Biology & Biophysics, Computational & Systems Biology) before deciding on a PhD project. Scientific meetings and courses as well as generous financial support are included in the program.
Admission and Application Procedure
Interested students are invited to apply online until 30th June, 2012. The best candidates will then be invited to the Biozentrum in the week from 28th to 31st August, 2012 to present themselves at personal interviews. Applications will be accepted from candidates who hold a university degree or equivalent (MSc, Diploma, DEA etc.), which qualifies them to enter a PhD program in their home country or who expect to have this degree by the time of enrolment.