Next-Gen Scientists Foundation (registered under the Trust act of India 1882) offers an opportunity to fund internships for undergraduate and postgraduate students who wish to gain research experience in life sciences. Interns will conduct independent research under the mentorship of Principal Investigator of their interest at select Indian institutes.
Applicants will be deemed eligible if the following conditions are satisfied:
- Must be interested in undertaking a life science-associated internship for a period of two (minimum of 56 days) or three (minimum of 84 days) months.
- Must be a student in the 2nd year of a 3-year undergraduate program or 2nd/ 3rd year of a 4-year undergraduate program or 1st year of a 2-year master’s program or 2nd/ 3rd / 4th year of a 5-year integrated program at an Indian institute.
- Must not work under the supervision of a principal Investigator from their institute of study.
Students receiving financial assistance from the principal investigator and/or any other agencies (KVPY, INSA, JNCASR, IIT, IISER) cannot get additional support from the program.
The internship can span any two to three month period between May and July 2020 as per the convenience of the student and the PI.
NGS Interns will receive a stipend amount of INR 5000 per month for a period of up to 3 months upon satisfying requirements. Travel will be reimbursed up to the cost of a III class AC train ticket (round-trip).
During the internship period, interns are required to contribute an article to the NGS blog and submit a monthly progress report. At the end of the program, participants should give a presentation on their experience as a part of the NGS Internship webinar program. The best intern will be awarded a cash prize of INR 2000.
How to Apply?
Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Hence, early applications are encouraged. Selected applicants will be invited to interview via Skype in April. The last date to apply is March 31, 2020.
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