ICGEB South African Women in Biotechnology Programme SAWBP – PhD Fellowship call

Guidelines

The ICGEB-SAWBP PhD Fellowship Scheme, in partnership with the  South African Department of Science and Innovation and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research will support South African women researchers intending to study towards a PhD degree in Biotechnology at the ICGEB Cape Town Component.


The ICGEB-SAWBP programme promotes the interaction and mobility of South African women Biotechnology researchers and the ICGEB community, including mobility support to visit other ICGEB Components in Trieste, Italy and New Delhi, India.


Proposed research projects must be innovative and fall within one of the ICGEB Cape Town Component macro areas of research, namely: Infectious Diseases, Non-Communicable Diseases, Bioinformatics, Plant Systems Biology and Virology. CSIR may also provide opportunities for co-supervision.


The Fellowships comprise a very attractive package:

  • Three-year PhD Fellowship
  • Tuition and stipend
  • Applying the latest techniques and methodologies to the applicant’s chosen research topic
  • Opportunities for mentoring, peer-to-peer learning and complementary skills
  • Immersion in a top class international scientific research environment

Closing Dates for Applications:
4 AUGUST 2022

To Apply

A letter of endorsement from the ICGEB Cape Town Group Leader must be submitted with 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.

The Principal Investigator/Group Leader at the chosen ICGEB Cape Town laboratory should be contacted in advance to discuss the proposed research project.

ICGEB Cape Town group lists.

CSIR may also provide opportunities for co-supervision.

Eligibility

Female applicants only.
Only South African citizens and South African Permanent Residents with a valid South African ID number may apply.
Preference will be given to Black and disabled applicants.
Proposed research projects must be innovative and fall within one of the ICGEB Cape Town Component macro areas of research, namely: Infectious Diseases, Non-Communicable Diseases, Bioinformatics , Plant Systems Biology, Biopesticides and Virology.

Financial support

Duration: 3 years
Tuition and Registration fees: ZAR 140 000.00 per year.
Stipend: The stipend will be covered from the remaining balance after all the student’s university costs are paid for the entire year.

Additional mobility support to visit other ICGEB Components in Trieste, Italy and New Delhi, India.

Application process

Applications to be submitted electronically to the CSIR on the following link: https://csir.auraams.app/




ICGEB Contact:
Claudia Russo
Cape Town Component
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +27 21 406 6335

CSIR Contact:
Justice Komane
CSIR Graduate Development Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +27 12 841 3304