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Bioscience Company Intern Grants


The Virginia Bioscience Foundation (VBF), an initiative of Virginia Bio, is offering companies matching funds of $1,000 each for summer internships. The criteria are as follows: All Virginia biotechnology or medical device companies are eligible to receive a grant, grants are not available to higher education institutions at this time. The biotechnology or medical device company must be planning to match or exceed the $1,000 award for the intern and the intern must be currently enrolled in a Virginia institution of higher education or be a resident of the Commonwealth currently enrolled in an institution of higher education.


Selection will be based upon the quality of the proposed internship experience. Applicants should outline the job description, the proposed salary for the position, the name, university affiliation and contact information for the intern and the likely start and end dates. Grants will be paid to the companies at the end of the internship experience once final documentation has been submitted to VBF.




Complete the application by May 5, 2017. A committee will review the applications and select companies to receive the matching grants. Companies will be notified as grants are awarded.


Those companies selected will receive their grant in two payments*, 50% at the outset and the balance at the conclusion of the summer internship after VBF receives documentation on the hours worked and the completion of a student questionnaire.


For additional details, please contact Sherri Halloran via email, or by phone at (804) 643-6360.


*If your company’s intern works less than 2 weeks or does not accept their internship position, VBF has the right to request the return of the outset internship payment. If your intern is unable to complete their internship in full, VBF has the right to refuse the second grant funds payment.


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