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9th call of grants for the Project «Tutoring for Secondary School Students»

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9th call of grants for the Project «Tutoring for Secondary School Students»

Today, the Barcelona Science Park (PCB) has announced the opening of the 9th call of grants for the Project «Tutoring for Secondary School Students» addressed to those researchers wishing to become the tutors of secondary students during their end-of high school research project. The initiative is included in the program «Research in Society» organized by the PCB, aimed at bringing closer together the school community and to foster scientific vocations among these young students. Tutorship consists in laboratory practicum classes (4-5 days) and bibliographic/literature research orientation. The deadline for the submission of applications closes on 26 April.

The «Tutoring for Secondary School Students» offers the students attending senior secondary schools (Instituts d’Educació Superior -IES) the chance to conduct the practical part of their research project and gain hands-on-experience at the laboratories of the Technology and Scientific Platforms and research groups of companies based at PCB. Selected students will be tutored by an appointed researcher who will in addition provide support for the elaboration of their project. Nonetheless, the student will continue to be tutored by his or her regular school teacher, who will be ultimately responsible and manage the project.

This year, 52 places are offered to take part in this program. Researchers that will be tutoring students will also be coordinated by Josep Maria Fernández Novell, scientist and professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Barcelona.

«Tutoring for Secondary School Students» is supported by the Fundació Catalunya – La Pedrera, and is endorsed by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Barcelona (IRB Barcelona), the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) and the Ministry of Economics and Competiveness.