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ICGEB Arturo Falaschi PhD Fellowships – African Countries 2024

ICGEB, the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, is offering competitive Postdoctoral Fellowships in Life Sciences to highly motivated scientists who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in a world-class scientific environment. The Fellowships offer a very competitive package including a 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 research programmes as young PIs upon return to an ICGEB Member State.

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Benefits of ICGEB Arturo Falaschi PhD Fellowships:

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  • Monthly stipend: Trieste (Italy): Euro 2,000, New Delhi (India): US$ 1,590, Cape Town (South Africa): ZAR 23,000.
  • 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.

Requirements for ICGEB Arturo Falaschi PhD 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 at the time of application.
  • Degree requirements: applicants should hold a recent PhD in Life Sciences or have at least 3 years of research experience.
  • Preference is given to candidates below the age of 35.

Selection Process:
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 the 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.

Application Documents:
Please note that you will be requested to upload the following documents (pdf files):
(i) Your full CV
(ii) Academic records (PhD degree certificate, issued by the degree-granting University and bearing the official seal/s and signatures, to be submitted in the original language accompanied by an official English translation of each document).
(iii) Written Statement from the ICGEB Group Leader
(iv) A valid identification document (passport or identity card). Recommended passport validity should be 12 months at least.
(v) English Certificate (TOEFL, Cambridge or similar). This document is not requested when scholastic education has been undertaken in English.

How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should contact the ICGEB Group Leader/PI of their choice with a motivation letter, to determine the availability of laboratory space and to define the research project proposal that will form an integral part of the application. Please note that the written statement from the ICGEB Group Leader you have contacted and who is willing to support your project is mandatory to apply. For more details, visit the ICGEB website. The application deadline is March 31, 2024.

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