Application Deadline: December 9, 2019
The Summer Fellowship program provides a rare opportunity for hands-on research experience at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and at its affiliated hospitals for outstanding Italian students in their fourth or fifth (or sixth) year of study for a science or medical degree in Italy. In addition to two months research experience in a Harvard lab, the program promotes student mobility and provides young scientists with a chance to explore different scientific environments.
The fellows are guided in applying to a particular lab, given an Italian postdoc mentor while at HMS, and provided €2,700 towards living, travel and visa expenses. The mentoring component is another important benefit inherent in the program; fellows establish relationships with colleagues that often last beyond the summer they are in the lab.
In addition to research activity, the fellows are expected to attend weekly Career Development Seminars, where they will meet with Italian scientists and faculty in Boston to discuss education and career choices. Information on the visa application process and accommodation in Boston will be provided after acceptance into the program.
Other partners in the program, which is under the Patronage of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, are: Charles River Labs, Collegio Ghislieri, Collegio Nuovo, Friends of the Italian Cultural Center of Boston (FICCB), Fondazione CEUR, Fondazione Invernizzi, University of Catania, University of Pavia, Humanitas University, San Raffaele and CIBIO/University of Trento.