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Eurolife – Scholarship Program, Kick Start Grants and Summer Schools for members of the UMG

Since January 1st of this year the UMG is the coordinating institution of the Eurolife network of European universities in life sciences (

For those not familiar with Eurolife, the network provides a number of interesting opportunities for exchange between the participating institutions (University of Barcelona, Semmelweis University, Trinity College Dublin, University of Edinburgh, Medical University of Innsbruck, Leiden University Medical Center, Karolinska Institute and the University of Strasbourg). Some important, potentially interesting aspects that you and your students may profit from include:


–        Eurolife Scholarship Program for Early Career Researchers ( This program facilitates research stays in laboratories at other Eurolife partner institutions for a period of 3 to 6 months. This initiative is addressed to PhD students and postdocs working at one of Eurolife institutions in the field of Biomedicine and Medicine.

–        Kick start grants ( The idea behind this initiative is to boost Eurolife member collaboration and participation in research projects within the Horizon 2020 framework program and other international funding programs. This call was issued to promote leadership and collaboration of the research staff of Eurolife institutions who intend to apply for H2020 and International funding programs.

–        Eurolife Summer schools (

of particular interest for GAUSS students might be the upcoming 2018 Eurolife summer school entitled “Molecular Mechanisms in Cancer – Translating Discoveries into Personalized Therapies” which will be held at the Eurolife partner institution Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands from July 9-13, 2018. The summer school will feature an excellent line-up of top, internationally recognized speakers working on cancer research (including PD Dr. Elisabeth Heßmann from the UMG!). Importantly, Eurolife will cover the registration fees for up to three UMG M.Sc. or Ph.D. students to attend the summer school. Please find information about the summer school under as well as in the attached PDF documents.

Please forward this information to any UMG colleagues and/or students who may be working in this field and profit from such an opportunity!

Please also keep the various Eurolife activities in mind and feel free to contact me at if you have any questions.