ICGEB-COMSTECH Scientific Cooperation Programme Short-term Fellowships

ICGEB-COMSTECH Scientific Cooperation Programme

ICGEB and COMSTECH offer Short-term PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships at ICGEB Components in Trieste, New Delhi and Cape Town in Infectious Diseases, Non-communicable Diseases and Medical Biotechnology, Sustainable Agriculture and Plant Biotechnology, Renewable Energy and Industrial Biotechnology.

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.

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.

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.

Eligibility

Nationals from the following Member States of ICGEB and COMSTECH are encouraged to apply:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, and UAE.

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 14,000.

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.

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. Only one application per call is accepted for each candidate.

Guidelines and Application Form

The Fellowships comprise a very attractive package including stipend, travel expenses and additional benefits.

Documents to be uploaded

Please note that you will be requested to upload the following documents (pdf files):

(i) Your full CV

(ii) Written Statement from the ICGEB Group Leader

(iii) A valid identification document (passport or identity card). Recommended passport validity should be 12 months at least.

(iv) English Certificate (TOEFL, Cambridge or similar). This document is not requested when scholastic education has been undertaken in English.

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 include the scientific excellence of the project, the qualities of the candidate’s CV and the potential benefit for the home country.

Accommodation

ICGEB Trieste: ICGEB Trieste has no housing service or accommodation facilities. However, fellows will be provided with a list of possible
contacts that offer housing options in Trieste.

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 to arrival.

Closing Dates for Applications: 30 SEPTEMBER 2022

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