Kliniken & Institute … Institute Zentrum für… Parasitology Unit EVIMalaR PhD Programme … First Call

EVIMalaR First Call

Applications were submitted online via www.evimalar.org and were due by 8 March 2010, after 2 months of advertising in appropriate scientific journals and on the web. 939 students registered, showing interest in the Programme and finally 374 submitted their applications. Most candidates were from India or African countries and the average age lay in the mid twenties.

During a preselection phase the best 53 students were selected based upon:

- grades and certificates
- letter of motivation
- existence and qualitiy of letters of recommendation
- experience in the field of infectious diseases

The Selection Committee formed of Prof. Dr. Lanzer, Prof. Vial, Dr. Blackman and Prof. Dr. Waters, then chose, from the preselected ones, 38 candidates to invite. Finally 34 accepted our invitation. The candidates had to choose up to 3 projects for which they were interviewed (at EMBL, Heidelberg, from 26-28 May 2010.