INTERNATIONAL SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAMME IN LIFE
School of Life Sciences - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de
Lausanne EPFL 2009
Belgrade, 3 February 2009 – This is the third year that
the Crown Prince Alexander II Foundation for Education continues cooperation
with L’ Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de
Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland on promoting its educational programmes
and offering access in its research projects to top students from Serbia.
The Summer Research Programme will give to the
participating student hands-on research experience on projects in its four
institute’s research labs and special seminars and activities during the
The programme will run from 6 July - 28 August 2009
although earlier arrivals and later departures can be envisaged.
Application process for research programmes is now open.
The target group of applicants are students with minimum of 2 years of
university training in the life sciences in their largest sense. Financial
compensation will be provided to cover successful candidates’ living and
Selection Criteria: Up to 25/30 summer research fellowships will be awarded
on a competitive basis, taking into consideration several criteria including
the student's academic record, personal statement and letters of
Additional information and the application are available
The application deadline is 1 March 2009.
In last few years several students from Serbia had an
opportunity to participate in the EPFL Summer Research Programme.
Biomedical research increasingly relies on quantitative
approaches and cutting edge technology. Many would agree that the future of
the life sciences lies at the crossroads of biology, hard sciences
(chemistry, mathematics, computer science) and engineering.
The School of Life Sciences at the Ecole
Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland - was
created on this premise.
For additional information and assistance in the
application process, students can contact the Crown Prince Alexander II
Foundation for Education at phone number 011/3064010 and e-mail address:
firstname.lastname@example.org. The contact email of
the EPFL summer programme is: