Fellowship Awards for Women in Science

We are pleased to provide an update on our latest awards to promote Women in Science.

ICGEB is now welcoming the women scientists who have been granted EMPOWER awards thanks to our partnership with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and who are now arriving in the labs at ICGEB New Delhi and Cape Town.

We’ll be following the challenges and the milestones they reach, featuring their stories through videos to recount the EMPOWER project, promoting early-career women scientists from developing countries, under the Youth4South initiative to achieve the sustainable development goals of quality education (SDG4) and gender equality (SDG5).

A total of 58 applications from 19 countries were received under the EMPOWER Fellowship call issued in July 2021.

In addition to the Fellows from Bangladesh, now in Delhi, and Tanzania, now in Cape Town, three awardees, who hail from Colombia, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe will be arriving soon to pursue their research at ICGEB Cape Town, South Africa.

Results are now in from the WE-STAR Call, funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, offering mobility fellowships to early-career women scientists from Africa. From 180 applications received via the portal on the Web side, 25 full applications have been received and ten awarded. Recipients hail from Egypt, Cameroon, Libya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Sudan, and Zimbabwe and will be heading to the ICGEB laboratories to work with Principal Investigators in New Delhi, Cape Town and Trieste.