Program Description

  • 25 participants each summer
  • 8 weeks of lab experience
  • Mentoring by faculty and scientific staff
  • Access to scientific seminars
  • Science related Friday afternoon workshops
  • Closing symposium with poster sessions from all participants
  • Rich program of social activities, including a day hike to Swiss alps with raclette, BBQ at a professors home and an excursion to the CERN

  • 2 months – July 8th to August 30th 2019
  • Students must be present during the entire program
  • Application deadline – January 31st 2019

  • Join on-going research in a lab of the EPFL School of Life Sciences
  • Learn new techniques while studying a research topic related to current health issues
  • Improve critical thinking and experimental design
  • Prepare for future independent research as a graduate student
  • Experience the excitement and challenges of scientific research gaining insight into what a research career entails

  • Each student receives CHF 3,200 for the two-month period which covers housing and living costs.
  • Housing is reserved and paid for out of the stipends beforehand.
  • Students are housed together either in Lausanne or Geneva depending on lab assignment.
  • Students have either single rooms or double rooms and share a kitchen and bathroom facilities with their fellow SRP participants.
  • The majority of travel costs to and from Switzerland is covered. The program reimburses up to CHF 1,000 for overseas flights and CHF 500 for shorter distances