TSSP NatSci 2024 - Toruń Students Summer Program in Natural Sciences

Faculty of Biological and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry, and Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland, are pleased to welcome applications for the 2024 edition of the TSSP NatSci program. TSSP NatSci is an opportunity for students interested in Natural Sciences to lead a 4-week-long summer research project in one of the following areas (the list is not exhaustive):


Program

The main component of the summer program is an active participation in the implementation of selected research projects offered by the staff members of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń from Faculty of Biological and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry, and Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management, please see the topics and their descriptions below. Interested students are welcome to contact possible advisors for more details concerning the foreseen projects and discuss the dates that the project could be undertaken. The NCU students can join to each project.

See the list of topics and advisors.

Apart from the projects, once a week we will organize an invited lecture for the entire group. We will also offer short trips / sightseeing in the Toruń area on selected weekends (depending on the pandemic situation). All students will be asked to give 15-minute presentations about the results of their projects at the end of their stay in Toruń.

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Schedule for 2024 edition:

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Application

We kindly ask all interested students to provide us with the following information in English or Polish:
  1. Application form;
  2. Curriculum Vitae (max. 4 pages);
  3. Motivation letter (max. 1 page) containing the title(s) of the project(s) they would like to contribute to
  4. Consent to personal data processing.
  5. Optional: letter of recommendation, e.g. from their scientific advisor, staff member from their institute, former internship advisor, etc.
  6. Proof of student status.

Complete applications should be send to natsci [at] umk.pl before the deadline of March 8th, 2024, 14:00 CET. The results of the selection procedure will be announced on the 25th of March, 2024.

Please note that we cannot reimburse your travel expenses to Toruń / Bydgoszcz. See the official regulations for the Toruń Students Summer Programs: ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

Housing

For each participant, we will offer the student housing in Toruń and a daily allowance of 70 PLN (~15 euro), which is sufficient to cover the living costs during the stay in Poland.

Students will be offered single occupancy rooms in the dormitories of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, located at the walking distance from the Bielany Campus (where Faculty of Biological and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry, and Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management are located).

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