Doing an internship in an international laboratory

The Graduate School LIFE provides mobility grants to enable master’s students to do their Master 2 internship in an international Research lab.
Principles and conditions

The grant consists of a monthly stipend of 1000 euros for a duration of 6 months (from January to June).

The grant will be suspended in the event of having to do over the first year Master and unjustified absence from classes, tutorials or exams.
The grant may be witdrawn in the event of non-compliance with the University's rules and regulations.


  • Being registered for the first year of the Master Life and Health Sciences in 2022-2023 at Université Côte d’Azur,
  • During the year of mobility, be registered in the 2nd year of the Master Life and Health Sciences at Université Côte d’Azur,
  • Develop an internship project in an international research laboratory

There is no age limit or nationality requirement to access this grant.
The mobility grant is not compatible with any other funding from Université Côte d'Azur and Erasmus in the framework of the Master thesis.

Award criteria

The candidates will be selected by the steering committee of the Life & Health Sciences Graduate School.

The committee will consider following criteria :

  • The excellence of the candidate, based on their transcript of records from the first year (Master SV)
  • The student's personal motivation
Application form
  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Academic transcript Semester 1 M1 SV
  • Short description of the project (one page maximum) and preliminary approval by the M1 research lab as well as the potential M2 research lab

All documents must be compiled in a single PDF file

Attention: any incomplete file will not be considered!
  • Deadline : September 15, 2023
  • Results : later than September 25, 2023

The 2023 laureates

  • Jonathan Balduzzi

- Location of the internship : Department of Physiology - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences McGill, Montreal
- Title : The search for biochemical (genomic and proteomic) and electrophysiological (chloride conductances) markers in the known structures of pain (DRG and spinal cord)
- Tutor : Dr Reza SHARIF

  • Samantha Barale

- Location of the internship : Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering, - Campus Biotech, Switzerland
- Title : Towards better understanding of the gut-brain axis by ex-vivo functional and morphological imaging of the enteric nervous system in the gut
- Tutor : Dr Michalina GORA

  • Raphael Di Vita

- Location of the internship: Institute for Diabetes and Cancer, Munich
- Title : Investigating the role of the Vps37 in glucagon receptor trafficking and signaling
- Tutor : Dr Anja ZEIGERER

Summary of their M1 internship
  • Jonathan Balduzzi : internship at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (IPMC) under the supervision of Dr Delphine BICHET
  • Samantha Barale : internship at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (IPMC) under the supervision of Dr Mounia CHAMI
  • Raphael Di Vita : internship at the Mediterranean Centre for Molecular Medicine (C3M) under the supervision of Dr Jérôme GILLERON