In education, Eurolife is committed to developing new pan-European standards of excellence in life science education, culminating in the launch of the Eurolife Agreement of Academic Co-operation between Eurolife Partners: Joint Programme in Translational and Experimental Medicine (JPTEM) in 2008, a research driven programme for undergraduate and master students that promotes scholar mobility.
Each year Eurolife offers 18 grants to undergraduate and master students of the partner institutions to carry out the practical part of their studies – research – at one of the Eurolife institutions. The students undertake a period of research of 3-6 months at the partner institution, in a project that is discussed in advance between the student, the Mentor at the home university, and the Mentor at the host university, so that it is tailored to a particular research area and requirements, while building a research network.
Eurolife exchange students get a tuition fee waiver at their host university.
Institutional calls: How to apply
Students are requested to adhere to the procedure outlined below for application to qualify for grants on this program at their home intitutions.
- Interested students on selected BSc and MSc programms from Eurolife Institutions should first check research areas and researchers that may be of their interest at the corresponding partner Institutions’ web sites.
- Once a prospective student has identified a research area of interest or a potential supervisor with whom they would like to work, they should contact the Network Liaison Officer in their Home institution in the first instance, before contacting the supervisor in the Host institution. The Network Liaison Officer in the Home University will inform administrators in the university of the students’ interest.
- The prospective student should complete the Student template and the Administrative Exchange Form and submit to the Home Network Liaison Officer. The Home administrator will then contact the Host institution which will contact the supervisor on the students behalf.
A maximum of 2 students per institution will be selected per year for internal scholarships for research stays at one Eurolife partner institution that have agreed to host the candidates. EUROLIFE offers complementary grants (500 €) for the nominated students. Each institution runs an internal call in order to select the students to be granted. Bench fees are covered by these internal agreements. Please contact your Eurolife Liaison Officer for information on additional funding opporutnities alongside the Eurolife grant.
Erasmus+ grantees are especially encouraged to apply. Table below presents the list of Erasmus+ grants available at Eurolife Partner Universities:
Please enquire with the Eurolife Education Alliance and/or Network Liaison Officer representatives in your institution.
Prof Dermot Kelleher, School of Medicine, Trinity College of Dublin:
“Exposing Trinity students to high quality research laboratories within premier European institutions provides an excellent opportunity for their development as research scientists, allowing them access to particular expertise that will complement their skills developed while at TCD. It reflects our commitment to high quality postgraduate training, preparing and mentoring our young researchers in their career development as future research leaders.”
Prof Mark Lawler, School of Medicine, Trinity College of Dublin:
“It has been a truly enhancing experience, both for the students themselves and for the university“
“It provides the students with a unique opportunity to widen their research experience and to develop valuable contacts that can enhance their future careers, while from the university perspective it helps cement the development of complimentary research partnerships.”
Prof Carol O’Sullivan, Trinity College of Dublin:
“This Programme represents the type of cutting edge research and technology with international visibility that we wish our students to engage in and master so that they can contribute to the knowledge and innovation based society of the future, both internationally and here in Ireland.“