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Olive Summer Fellowship in Laboratory Research Experience Program at UC Berkeley, 2019

The UC Berkeley Global Science Institute and Weizmann Institute of Science are inviting applications for The Olive Fellowship for students to participate in the Laboratory Research Experience Program (LRE) at UC Berkeley. Citizens of Israel, Palestine, or other Arab countries are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

The LRE program is a non-credit bearing summer enrichment program for emerging scholars who seek to learn hands-on about research techniques in a group laboratory setting. Through this program, you will learn to think independently, process advanced chemistry concepts and apply chemical theory, effectively communicate and substantiate your ideas to others, and build group dynamic skills while being mentored through various research modules.

UC Berkeley retains the title of the world’s No.1 public, and fourth-best university overall, in U.S. News & World Report’s latest global rankings. As they did last year, Harvard, MIT and Stanford took the top three spots, with the UK’s University of Oxford right behind Berkeley to round out the top five.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: February 15, 2019
  • Course Level: This is a summer research programme.
  • Study Subject: The Olive Fellowship is a need-based scholarship for Israeli, Palestinian, and Arab undergraduate chemistry students to participate in the Laboratory Research Experience Program (LRE) at UC Berkeley.
  • Scholarship Award: Fellowship covers the entire LRE tuition (USD $12,000) and also provides an additional USD $5,000 stipend to the fellow to cover program related expenses (travel, visas, accommodation, meals while at Berkeley).
  • Nationality: Citizens of Israel, Palestine, or other Arab countries are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
  • Number of Scholarships: Two fellowships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Citizens of Israel, Palestine, or other Arab countries are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Undergraduate chemistry students (sophomore, junior, or senior standing).
  2. Citizens of Israel, Palestine, or other Arab countries.
  3. First-generation or low income university students.
  4. History of academic achievement in their undergraduate studies.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: 

» Complete the general LRE program application first and be accepted to the program.

» Once accepted, complete the Olive Fellowship application package, which includes proof of citizenship and personal essays.

» Application deadline is February 15, 2019.

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