Undergraduate Summer School


Every year, IGC organises a Summer School for motivated undergraduate students interested in life sciences. Students are given an overview of science at the IGC, attend seminars and develop a research project in a scientific laboratory, being introduced to the stepping-stones of a researcher’s career.


Timeline 2022

  • 21/02/2022 – 31/03/2022: Call Open
  • 25 – 29/07/2022 : Seminars
  • 01 – 31/08/2022 : Internships
  • 08/2022: Science Communication Workshop
  • 31/08/2022:  Final presentation


Programme (25-29 July)

2022 Summer School has returned with a mixed format with 46 students online and 18 selected for the in-presence format and lab internships. Seminar programmes was mixed. Mornings with hands-on activities for the in-presence students: from collecting samples to studying them in various IGC facilities. Afternoons with interactive sessions including short seminars to all students. These included an introduction to IGCs Labs and participatory discussions with PIs and Alumni, with research topics ranging from ecology, evolution and theoretical biology to cell cycle development and host-microbe interactions. The last afternoon hosted three speakers addressing future challenges to science, from international networks to the challenges of the ongoing Biodiversity Crisis, or the unanswered questions of Immunity.


Programme (1-31 August)

Selected students have joined a lab for their summer placement. 


Who can apply

We welcome undergraduate students from any scientific background (e.g., biology, biochemistry, mathematics, medical science, engineering and physics) who are motivated and interested in life sciences.


How to apply

Applications accepted exclusively in English via the online platform, during call. 



All candidates may apply for a fellowship to cover travel and/or accommodation expenses (except for candidates residing in the Lisbon area).

*Note: Participation in the Programme does not imply any contractual relationship with IGC.


IGC Summer School 2022 hosting labs


Internships for undergraduate students

In addition to our Summer School Programme, we encourage undergraduate students with a particular interest in one of our labs to contact our groups leaders directly and enquire about lab internships.







Câmara Municipal de Oeiras                 

Updated on 02 september 2022

Scientific Committee 
Lounès Chikhi
Marco Fumasoni
Pedro Faísca


Support from Advanced Training Unit
Ana Aranda da Silva
Patrícia Gomes


Summer School e-mail:
[email protected]



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