Applicants should contact the ICGEBB Group Leader/PIof 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.
Applicants must be nationals of an ICGEB member state. Nationals of India and South Africa, ICGEB Host Countries, are not eligible to apply for ICGEB Fellowships in their home country.
Degree requirements: applicants for ICGEB Trieste should hold a BSc (Honours) degree; applicants for ICGEB Cape Town and 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.
Candidates for Trieste, Italy must be below the age of 32 years at the time of application. There is no age limit for applications for ICGEB New Delhi and Cape Town.
Thanks to the contribution of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) within the framework of the BIOTECHNET initiative (AID n. 12098), dedicated resources are available for candidates from Ethiopia and Djibouti applying to the ICGEB Call for PhD Fellowships.
Duration: 3 years PhD course with the possibility of 1-year extension.
Monthly stipend: Trieste (Italy): Euro 1,500, 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.
University tuition fee is covered for the entire PhD registration period.
Visa/permit of stay application and renewal costs are reimbursed.
Support for participation in Meetings and Courses is generally provided by the Group Leader / PI.
ICGEB makes no financial provision, nor can it provide administrative support for family members of participants in the programme.