Ranganatha Rajagopal, formerly employed at the Department of Plant Physiology, part of the current Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, has donated an amount to the department to honour former professor at the department, Poul Larsen, who was his supervisor at the University of Bergen.
The donation is intended to support molecular biology and molecular medicine students with an ethnic background other than Danish, as well as to support the exchange of foreign Bachelor, Master and PhD students at Aarhus University.
In special cases, a scholarship can be given to financially challenged, foreign PhD students. Specifically, professionally engaged students at Bachelor's or Master's level can apply for scholarships of up to DKK 32,000. The application should contain a justification for the need for support, a description of professional interests and career plans, as well as a transcript. There is no need for supervisor contact or a letter of support. Please note that the scholarship is taxable, and is reported by AU as B income when disbursed.
In addition, the donation can be given for the following purposes:
Application deadlines every year: 1 February, 1 May, 1 August and 1 November. Please note that support for students at summer schools must be applied for by 1 May. A reply can be expected within a month. Up to 15 grants are awarded per year.
To administer the grant, the department has set up a committee consisting of Ditlev Brodersen, Charlotte Rohde Knudsen, Claus Oxvig, Simona Radutoiu and Knud Larsen.
Application for admission of foreign students must contain the following information:
Name of student
Education + place + country
Degrees + expected degrees
Total stay in Denmark + project period (start/end)
1/2 page project description
Letter of support from supervisor
Application for support for summer schools must contain the following information:
Name of applicant
Subject and scope of summer school
Expected number of participants
Budget for grants
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