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Axol Science Scholarship 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open01-Jul-2016
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EligibilityMust be enrolled or accepted for a graduate or undergraduate degree (B.Sc or higher)
Scholarship provider contact details

Axol Bioscience
Suite 3, 
The Science Village
Chesterford Research Park
Little Chesterford
CB10 1XL
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)1223 751051


What is Axol Science Scholarship 2016?

Axol Science Scholarship Bio science is excited to offer future life scientists the opportunity to receive $2000 in funding for any life science related degree program. 

Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for a graduate or undergraduate degree (BSc or higher) for the 16/17 academic year at a recognised university.


Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  • Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for a graduate or undergraduate degree (BSc or higher) for the 16/17 academic year at a recognised university
  • The degree program / research area must be in a life science field with a ‘wet-lab’ component (bench-based research such as molecular or cell biology); medicine, veterinary and pharmacy students are not eligible
  • Open worldwide

How can you apply ?

Application can be done by email only.


"Is my thesis proposal suitable for the article?"
" Is a project proposal suitable for the article?" 

A thesis or project proposal isn't appropriate as it isn't an editorial article.

"Can I use a paper I have recently published?"
You cannot use a paper as this is published work and there may be copyright issues.  A review of several publications however would be acceptable.

"Does the article have to be based on my own research?"
"Does the article have to be related to products that Axol sells?"

No to both; the article can be based on any life-science subject.

"I already have my PhD, can I apply?"
"I have just submitted my thesis, can I apply?"

In order to be eligible you must be registered with your institution as a PhD, Masters or undergraduate student for the 16/17 academic year.  If you are awarded your PhD or degree before June 30th you will not be eligible for the award.

"Can medical students apply?"
To be eligible you must be studying for a life-science degree.  Medical, veterinary and pharmacy disciplines are not eligible for this award.

"Can I apply for this and your travel awards?"
Yes, there is no restriction on the number of awards we offer that you can apply for. 

"Is there any fee or payment required?"
No.  We never ask for any money or credit card details.

Terms and Conditions

How to apply

Follow these steps to apply:

Email at with the following documents and information:
Your resume/CV, including undergraduate transcripts/grades
Written confirmation from a recognised university of enrolment or acceptance to a life science-related degree program
An original article of between 1000 and 2000 words written by you on a topical life-science subject, for example “The Future Application of Stem Cell Technologies in Neuroscience Research".  See the 'article guidelines' below for more information about what we are looking for.
The deadline for the 2016/17 scholarship is 1st July 2016.

Article guidelines
The submitted article can be based on primary research, however it should not be an already published piece of work (to avoid copyright issues) and it should not be a project proposal.  It should be something that would suit a science blog, so an engaging editorial / review-type piece with figures/images is favourable.  It should be at least 1000 words long.  If it is newsworthy or relating to something currently in the popular press it may appeal to a wider group of people.

Selection process
We will review all applicants and the winner of the scholarship will be notified via email no later than 29th July 2016
Selection is based 50% on academic achievement and 50% on the article submitted; we are looking for an original piece with scientific interest.  The winner’s article may be published on the Axol blog.
One scholarship is available for 2016/17

Privacy and General Terms

  • Once the selection process has completed your application information will not be retained
  • We will not pass on your information or any of your application to any third parties
  • No fee is required for the scholarship application
  • There are no restrictions on how this money can be used by the recipient
  • The decision from the Axol Scholarship Committee is final
  • Proof of identity may be required
  • It is the recipients responsibility to inform the appropriate academic office that you have received the award (often outside awards must be disclosed to your admissions office)
  • The award will be paid to your institute or department for disbursement to you

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