13 applications have been submitted in the call for IRBLleida grants for baccalaureate students

This grant programme has been designed to provide young people with the opportunity to come into contact with the world of biomedical research, with the aim of awakening and encouraging research vocations for the future

A total of thirteen baccalaureate students have applied for the grants that the Institute of Biomedical Research of Lleida (IRBLleida) has once again announced for 2022, with the collaboration of the Institute of Education Sciences of the University of Lleida (UdL). This is a grant programme aimed at first-year baccalaureate students in the field of Science and Technology, related to life sciences and health. The programme will provide young people with the opportunity to come into contact with the world of biomedical research in order to awaken and encourage research vocations for the future. The call is possible thanks to the collaboration of "la Caixa" Foundation and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) of the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Of the thirteen students who have applied, only six will receive the grant. The selection process is competitive and is based on criteria of merit and ability accredited by the student's level of academic performance. This grant will consist of a financial endowment of 200 euros, and a one-month stay at IRBLleida to familiarise them with the scientific environment and the techniques commonly used in basic biomedical research. They will also carry out directed experiments, learn about scientific methodology and the operation of high-tech equipment used in the different technical units at IRBLleida.

The training period (lasting one month) will take place at the IRBLleida facilities between 1 July and 30 August 2022, on dates to be agreed between the student and the research group. The research groups in which the programme will be developed are:

Text: Communication and Press IRBLleida