Radboud Getaway Fellowship participants 2023
Radboud Getaway Fellowship participants 2023

First Radboud Gateway Fellowship students joined the Faculty of Science

This year marked the successful launch of the Radboud Gateway Fellowship. To increase diversity and create more access points to science, the Radboud Gateway Fellowships were established last year.

The goal of this fellowship is to grant students from countries with limited access to scientific resources the opportunity to spend 1–3 months in one of the labs of the Faculty of Science. Students can use this experience to launch their scientific careers in Europe. This summer, four students (at Bachelor's and Master's level) from India and Iran joined the Faculty of Science and performed internships in experimental biology and computational analysis.

The success of this round paves the way for next year's call. Students have until 31 January 2024 to apply for an internship in the summer of 2024.

Radboud Gateway Fellowship 2024

The scholarship programme provides funds to cover housing and initial travel for interns coming to Radboud University, daily living costs are expected to be covered by the student themselves. Per year, 3 interns for internships that last 1–3 months will be selected and funded. Applicants that are not selected, will still be offered to join Radboud on their own funds.

Application requirements

  • The student is currently enrolled at a University as Bachelor's or Master's student in a country where research funding is limited; emphasis is placed on those from low and middle-income nations.
  • The student has support from a host lab at Radboud University.

Application materials

  • Letter of motivation from the student (max 2 pages, font size min 11, min 1.15 line spacing) including short description of internship project and future plans how the internship will be used for career development.
  • CV (2 pages).
  • Letter of support by host lab at Radboud University (1 page, confirming that intern will receive daily supervision and financial cover for the scientific work).
  • Proof of enrolment at home university and transcripts of courses passed.


  • October 2023: Application opens
  • 31 January 2024: Application deadline at 23:59
  • March: Selection procedure by committee
  • May-December: interns join Radboud University

How to apply?

Please send application materials to gateway-fellowship [at] science.ru.nl (gateway-fellowship[at]science[dot]ru[dot]nl)

Contact information

For questions about the fellowship, please get in touch with gateway-fellowship [at] science.ru.nl (Lisa Genzel).