Novartis Foundation Bursaries

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Novartis Foundation Bursaries: The trust deed does permit the granting of awards to those engaged in scientific research, and a number of schemes have been set up.

Awards have been made to more than 400 research workers over the years.

It enables young scientists from any country to attend symposia as active discussants and then spend up to twelve weeks in the laboratory of one of the participants.

More than 100 bursaries have been awarded.

The purpose of the Novartis Foundation Bursaries is to enable young scientists to attend Novartis Foundation symposia and, immediately following the meeting, spend between four and twelve weeks in the department of one of the symposium participants.


(a) travel expenses to symposium and host laboratory

(b) board and lodging for the duration of the bursary


Applicants (of any nationality) must be aged between 23–35 years on the closing date for application.

It is essential that they be actively engaged in research on the topic covered by the symposium.

They should not already have accepted an invitation to participate in that symposium.

To apply for a bursary contact: The Bursary Scheme Administrator, The Novartis Foundation, 41 Portland Place, London W1B 1BN, UK Tel: +44 (0) 20 7636 9456. Fax: +44 (0) 20 7436 2840. Email: bursary[at]

For more information see; Novartis Foundation Bursaries

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