ICGEB Fellowships Short-term PhD

ICGEB offers Short-term fellowships for Pre-doctoral studies in ICGEB Component laboratories to fund ongoing collaborative research between scientists from ICGEB Member States and research groups at ICGEB laboratories in Trieste, Italy, New Delhi, India and Cape Town, South Africa, with the aim of facilitating access to the latest research techniques and to strengthen capacity building.

Closing Dates for Applications: 31 December 2018, 31 March 2019, 30 September 2019


Guidelines for Application

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.
Eligibility Applicants must be nationals of an ICGEB Member State and may not apply for fellowships to be undertaken in their country of origin, unless working abroad at the time of application.
Degree requirements: applicants for ICGEB Trieste and Cape Town should hold a BSc (Honours) degree; applicants for ICGEB New Delhi should hold a MSc degree.
Candidates must have a good working knowledge of the English language, supported by a proficiency certificate (TOEFL, Cambridge Certificate, or equivalent). Not required when scholastic education has been undertaken in English.
Financial support Duration: 1-12 months
Monthly stipend: Trieste (Italy): Euro 1,300, New Delhi (India): US$ 1,020, Cape Town (South Africa): ZAR 12,500.
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.
Visa/permit of stay application and renewal costs are reimbursed.
ICGEB makes no financial provision, nor can it provide administrative support for family members of participants in the programme.
Submission Please complete this application on line.
Selection The ICGEB Fellowships Selection Committee will evaluate complete applications received by the closing date. The candidates will be notified of the outcome by e-mail as soon as possible following the closing date for applications. The main criteria for selection includes the scientific excellence of the project, the qualities of the candidate's CV and the potential benefit for the home country.
ICGEB Trieste: A Housing Service is run through the Welcome Office - Friuli Venezia Giulia. For further information please see: http://www.icgeb.org/trieste-housing.html
ICGEB New Delhi: A Guest House is run on campus, on a twin-share basis, for a nominal rate.
ICGEB Cape Town: Accommodation support is provided to fellows. Arrangements are agreed prior arrival.

Application Form


Host Laboratory*

Indicate your ICGEB Research Group of choice (see below)

Trieste, Italy Research Group requested:
see: http://www.icgeb.org/research-groups-Trieste.html
New Delhi, India Research Group requested:
see http://www.icgeb.org/research-groups-Delhi.html
Cape Town, South Africa Research Group requested:
see: http://www.icgeb.org/research-groups-Cape.html

Please indicate duration of Fellowship (1-12 months, max.)

Fellowship starting date

Additional information

  • Curriculum Vitae and list of publications

  • Proposed research project and timetable (max. 3 pages, plus up to 2 pages of bibliographical references and Figures)

  • Written statement from the ICGEB Group Leader/Principal Investigator you have contacted and who is willing to support the project and provide laboratory space, explaining the motivation for the support of your candidature.

  • English language proficiency certificate (such as TOEFL, Cambridge Certificate or equivalent); not required when scholastic education has been undertaken in English

  • Photocopy of the applicant’s passport

  • Name and contact details of two (2) people who can provide a letter of reference on your behalf. At least one of these should be a member of the University or College you attended most recently. Do not upload the reference letters. Please request referees to send their letters by email to fellowships@icgeb.org by the application closing date. The subject of the e-mail shoudl be: "The Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Short-term PhD Fellowship Programme", followed by your name.


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