Sanger Institute Prize Essay Competition 2018 - www.africanwritershub.comThe Sanger Institute Prize is an outreach competition organized by The Wellcome Sanger Institute for undergraduate students from low- and middle-income countries and gives the winner an opportunity to experience the very cutting edge of genomic research.


Be from a low- or middle-income country (full list of eligible countries)

Be studying at a University/Institute in a low-/middle-income country

Demonstrate an active interest in research in the genomics field

Have a good command of English


The Wellcome Sanger Institute


The winner of the Sanger Institute Prize will be offered a three-month internship with a research group at the Wellcome Sanger Institute during 2019. Travel, living and research expenses are all covered by the award.


5pm UK GMT, 21st December 2018


The 2019 competition will be run as a two-stage process:

Stage one: expression of interest

First stage applicants are asked to complete a short application form and write an expression of interest detailing their scientific interests and

why they want to come to the Sanger Institute. Two academic references are also required at this stage.

Only applications made via the online application system will be accepted.

Stage two: essay

Selected candidates will then be asked to take part in stage two of the process, which is to write an essay with a given title.

The judges’ decision will be final and no further correspondence will be entered into.


Visit the Official Webpage of the Wellcome Sanger Institute Prize Competition 2019