Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Postdoctoral Fellowships for Scientists in Developing Countries 2017/2018



The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) is inviting applications for  postdoctoral fellowships for scientists wishing to pursue postdoctoral research in a world-class scientific environment. 

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries

To be taken at (country): Trieste, New Delhi or Cape Town.

About the Award: The Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Fellowships programme offers long and short-term fellowships for scientists who are nationals of ICGEB Member States. ICGEB offers competitive Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Life Sciences to highly motivated scientists wishing to pursue postdoctoral research in a world-class scientific environment.

Type: Fellowship


  • 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.

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.

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

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of 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.

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

How to Apply: 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.

Application Deadline: 31st March 2017 and 30th September 2017

Visit Fellowship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Arturo Falaschi

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


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