International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology – ICGEB Fellowship

ICGEB offers competitive Pre-doctoral Fellowships in Life Sciences to highly motivated scientists wishing to pursue PhD research studies in a world-class scientific environment. Fellowships include participation in a competitive research programme, access to state-of-the-art facilities, participation in ICGEB Meetings, Seminars and Journal Clubs and a competitive stipend, plus full coverage of tuition fees and health insurance.

ICGEB offers competitive Postdoctoral Fellowships in Life Sciences to highly motivated scientists wishing to pursue postdoctoral research in a world-class scientific environment. The Fellowships comprise a very competitive package including stipend, health insurance and additional benefits. The most successful fellows will also be eligible, upon completion, to apply for ICGEB Early Career Research Grants to support their own research programmes as young PIs upon return to an ICGEB Member State.

ICGEB Fellowship Eligibility

PhD

Applicants must be nationals of an ICGEB Member State. Nationals of India and South Africa, ICGEB Host Countries, are not eligible to apply for ICGEB Fellowships in their home country.

Degree requirements: applicants for ICGEB Trieste should hold a BSc (Honours) degree; applicants for ICGEB Cape Town and New Delhi should hold an MSc degree.

Candidates must have a good working knowledge of the English language, supported by a proficiency certificate (TOEFL, Cambridge Certificate, or equivalent). Not required when scholastic education has been undertaken in English.
Candidates for Trieste, Italy must be below the age of 32 years at the time of application (i.e. date of birth after 31/03/1986). There is no age limit for applications for ICGEB New Delhi and Cape Town.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Applicants must be nationals of an ICGEB Member State and may not apply for fellowships to be undertaken in their country of origin, unless they have been working abroad for, at least, the last 3 years and at the time of application.
  • Degree requirements: applicants should hold a recent PhD in Life Sciences or have at least 3 years research experience.
    Preference is given to candidates below the age of 35.

ICGEB Fellowship Financial support

PhD

  • Duration: 3 years PhD course with the possibility of 1-year extension.
  • Monthly stipend: Trieste (Italy): Euro 1,300, New Delhi (India): US$ 1,020, Cape Town (South Africa): ZAR 12,500.
  • Travel: the fellowship includes provision for travel expenses from the student’s home country to the ICGEB lab at the beginning of the fellowship and a return travel provision upon completion of the fellowship.
  • Medical health insurance coverage is provided for the duration of the fellowship.
  • University tuition fee is covered for the entire PhD registration period.
  • Visa/permit of stay application and renewal costs are reimbursed.
  • Support for participation in Meetings and Courses is generally provided by the Group Leader / PI.
  • ICGEB makes no financial provision, nor can it provide administrative support for family members of participants in the programme.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Duration: 2 years with the possibility of a 1-year extension.
  • Monthly stipend: Trieste (Italy): Euro 2,000, New Delhi (India): US$ 1,590, Cape Town (South Africa): ZAR 18,750.
  • Travel: the fellowship includes provision for travel expenses from the participant’s home country to the ICGEB lab at the beginning of the fellowship and a return travel provision upon completion of the fellowship.
  • Medical health insurance coverage is provided for the duration of the fellowship.
  • All Research costs will be supported by the research group’s budget.
  • Visa/permit of stay application and renewal costs are reimbursed.
  • Support for participation in Meetings and Courses is generally provided by the Group Leader / PI.
  • ICGEB makes no financial provision, nor can it provide administrative support for family members of participants in the programme.

ICGEB Fellowship Application form

ICGEB Candidates complete this application on line. In addition, please upload a single pdf document containing all requested attachments. Eligible candidates can apply the application form in official website https://www.icgeb.org

ICGEB Fellowship Selection

All submitted applications will be transmitted to the respective  ICGEB Liaison Officer in the country of which you are a national for endorsement. Endorsement is a fundamental requirement for the Fellowship to be awarded.

The ICGEB Fellowships Selection Committee will evaluate complete and endorsed applications received by the closing date.  The main criteria for selection include scientific excellence of the project, the qualities of the candidate’s CV and potential benefit for the home country.

The candidates will be notified of the outcome by e-mail as soon as possible following the closing date for applications.

ICGEB Fellowship Application date

  • PhD Closing Date for Applications : 31 March 2018
  • Postdoctoral Closing Dates for Applications: 31 March and 30 September 2018

Contact Details

AREA Science Park
Padriciano 99
34149 Trieste, ITALY
Telephone No : +39-040-37571
Fax No : +39-040-226555
Email Id : icgeb@icgeb.org
Website : https://www.icgeb.org

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