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2018 ICGEB Arturo Falaschi Fellowship Details for Scientists from Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 31st March 2018

Applications are currently ongoing for the ICGEB Arturo Falaschi Fellowship for Scientists in Developing Countries. Interested students should see the details below.

2018 ICGEB Arturo Falaschi Fellowship Details for Scientists from Developing Countries

Scholarship Details and FAQs

The  International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) offers competitive PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Life Sciences to highly motivated scientists wishing to pursue research studies in a world-class, international scientific environment.

When is the application deadline?

  • Closing date for applications for PhDs: 31st March 2018
  • Closing dates for applications for Postdocs: 31st March and 30th September 2018

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

Developing Countries. See List below.

In which host country will I be studying?

Trieste, New Delhi or Cape Town.

What is the award about?

Fellowships include participation in a competitive research programme, access to state-of-the-art facilities, participation in ICGEB Meetings, Seminars and Journal Clubs. A competitive stipend, travel provision plus full coverage of tuition fees and health insurance. Additional benefits for postdocs.

What is the category of this opportunity?


How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

  • 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.

What are the selection criteria?

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.

How are selections made?

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

How many scholarship awards are available?

Not specified

What is the value of the fellowship?

The Fellowships consist of 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.

What is the duration of the fellowship?

2 years with the possibility of a 1-year extension.

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, FYR Macedonia, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam

How to Apply for the Programme

To apply,

Applicants should contact the ICGEB Group Leader/PI of their choice with a motivation letter, to determine availability of laboratory space and to define the research project proposal that will form an integral part of the application.

Visit Fellowship Webpage for details

Please Note

ICGEB makes no financial provision, nor can it provide administrative support for family members of participants in the programme.

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