A specific iGE3 PhD program started in September 2013 with the launch of the PhD student salary awards, consisting of a salary stipend given competitively to graduate students working in the laboratories of iGE3 faculty members, for projects with a strong genetics or genomics component.

5th iGE3 PhD salary awards

The 5th session of the PhD salary awards is over and 6 graduate students could be awarded in 2017. Their contract has started on December 1, 2017 and will provide the salary for 2 years.

Announcement for the winners of the 5th iGE3 PhD salary awards
Winners of the 5th PhD Salary Awards

5th iGE3 PhD Salary Awards - The final selection

We are proud to announce and congratulate the winners of the iGE3 PhD salary awards 2017 !

At the end of this 5th round of selection, 6 PhD awards could be given to graduate students working in the laboratories of iGE3 faculty members for the quality of their application.

The winners are:

The awardees have presented their project during the 6th iGE3 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Uni Dufour in Geneva.

Call for the 5th iGE3 PhD salary awards
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5th iGE3 PhD Salary Awards

For graduate students working in the laboratories of iGE3 faculty members.

We are happy to announce the 5th round of the iGE3 PhD Salary Awards. Similar to the past four years, these stipends will be given competitively to graduate students working in the laboratories of iGE3 members, for projects with a strong genetics or genomics component.

The graduate students have to be in the 2nd or 3rd year of their studies, and the salary awards will be provided for 2 years, non-renewable. The final selection will be made by an external (non-UNIGE) advisory board. The stipends should be acknowledged in publications as iGE3 PhD Student Awards.

Please note:

  • up to 6 PhD awards should be given in this 5th round of the doctoral training support;
  • one application per laboratory will be accepted per call;
  • students from laboratories with awardees from last year are not eligible, i.e. lab of Profs Galliot, Jabaudon, Steiner and Trajkovski;
  • the announcement of the final selection will be made by Monday, October 16, 2017;
  • the successful applicants will present their project at the 6th iGE3 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 7, 2017;
  • the contracts will start on Friday, December 1, 2017.

The application must be completed online. Please follow this address.

PhD Awards website

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Application deadline: Sunday, September 3, 2017

Further information: Nadia.Fraefel@unige.ch

The iGE3 Executive Board (S.E. Antonarakis, E.T. Dermitzakis, D. Duboule, D. Picard, W. Reith)