The goal of the Amgen Scholars Program at Institut Pasteur (ASP-IP) is to provide scholars an international laboratory experience during two months in summer.
Institut Pasteur is a recognized public non-profit organization with three core missions: research, public health and teaching. Founded more than a century ago and still true to the humanist ideals of Louis Pasteur, the institute of today is one of the world’s leading research centers, with a multidisciplinary panel of scientific teams offering training in a large variety of topics, covering Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Structural Biology, Enzymology, Biological Chemistry, Virology, Parasitology, Mycology, Epidemiology, Imaging, Neurosciences, Developmental Biology.
Participating in the daily life of a research group will encourage and inspire students to pursue a scientific career. The program also includes non-laboratory activities, social programs, general scientific training, discussions and interactions with scientists of different cultures and origins. Together with the practical scientific experience, this program will make an unforgettable experience for all participants.
The program is open to undergraduate students who (i) are registered in a university or a college of one the countries engaged in the Bologna Process and (ii) will not have graduated from their second cycle in Summer 2017.
We are pleased to acknowledge the support of the Amgen Foundation. Four other universities and scientific institutions participate in the Amgen Scholars Program in Europe and students are encouraged to visit the web site for Amgen Scholars Europe.
The Amgen Scholars Program at Institut Pasteur (ASP-IP) is aimed at undergraduate students registered in an European university and highly motivated in sciences.
Applicants to the ASP-IP must
- are registered in colleges or universities in Europe (see the list of eligible countries at the bottom of the page),
- will not have graduated from their second cycle, according to the Bologna Process, in Summer 2017. In other words, students able to enroll in a PhD program in Fall 2017 are NOT eligible for this program.
- for medical students: eligible applicants must have not completed their fourth year of studies prior to termination of the programme in September.
- first year students are not eligible at the Institut Pasteur.
- a strong record of academic performance;
- an interest in pursuing a PhD.
Prior research experience is not required.
The language of the ASP-IP is English and students need a good knowledge of English in order to participate. Candidates may be asked to demonstrate adequate English language skills in a telephone interview.
Applicants must be able to attend the full program, including the symposium in Cambridge, to be held in September 2017.
Institut Pasteur is committed to the equality of opportunity and admission to the program will be solely on the basis of merit.
French students are eligible to the ASP-IP and are also encouraged to consider applying for other European Amgen Scholars Programs
To be eligible, students must be registered in a college or university in a country that is participating in the Bologna Process. Currently, the participating countries include:
Albania; Andorra; Armenia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Belgium; Bosnia-Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Georgia; Germany; Greece; Holy See; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Kazakhstan; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Malta; Moldova; Montenegro; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; Ukraine; United Kingdom.