The Hubrecht Institute has recently established the Hubrecht Talent Program (HTP) with the goal to support underrepresented groups of students within the Netherlands in pursuing a career in scientific research. Students with a migration background from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America or Turkey are invited to apply. The HTP is specifically aimed at BSc students with an interest in pursuing a MSc in molecular life sciences.
Through this program, we are encouraging talented and enthusiastic 3rd year bachelor students in the life sciences to get involved in different fields of research, gain hands-on experience and explore their scientific interests. An important aspect of the HTP is extensive guidance and mentoring by both Hubrecht Institute PhD students and professors to help them navigate their BSc studies, identify exciting internship opportunities and help them with applications for (competitive) MSc programs. Students can also learn about life as a scientist and what’s needed to be successful in a career in science. As a part of the BSc HTP, students can explore multiple research groups at the Hubrecht Institute and choose their favorite group for their BSc research internship. Finally, HTP BSc students will be eligible to apply for the MSc HTP, which will start in 2023-2024 and will provide further support and mentoring to students during their MSc program and for their transition to a job after their MSc. With this initiative the Hubrecht Institute aims to promote inclusion, diversity and equity in academia, which we believe will improve the quality of science within our institute and in The Netherlands as a whole.
Who can apply?
The HTP is open for candidates that fulfill the following eligibility criteria:
The eligibility criteria for the HTP concerning nationality and country of origin are in agreement with the guidelines of the NWO Mosaic 2.0 Program.
How to apply?
Candidates that are interested in applying for the HTP are kindly requested to contact us by e-mail at HTP@hubrecht.eu to receive more information and/or the application form. The following will be required for application:
When to apply?
Applications will be accepted from May 1st until September 18th 2023. Selection of candidates will happen in two phases. During the first phase selection will occur based on the documents submitted by the applicants. A subset of applicants will then be selected for the second phase, an informal interview at the Hubrecht Institute.
As an HTP BSc student you can also register for the HTP MSc program. Below is all the information you need about the HTP MSc program.
A maximum of 2-3 places are available for the HTP MSc program. To be eligible for the MSc program, you must be enrolled in an MSc program in the life sciences before the academic year 2023-2024. The program must be research-oriented. The selection will be based on performance during the BSc internship and will be announced within a few weeks after completion of the BSc internship.
Full program (incl. internship at the Hubrecht Institute):
HTP MSc ‘light’ (without internship at the Hubrecht Institute):
If you would like to be part of the HTP MSc program, but do not want to do a major internship at Hubrecht, you can also register for the HTP MSc ‘light’ program. The HTP light program includes all components with the exception of financial support. If you are still unsure whether you want to go for the full or ‘light’ program, you can indicate this in your registration.
Please do not hesitate to email HTP@hubrecht.eu if you have any questions about the program.