Deadline:

30 April 2020.

Location:

Any Institute/University/Research Centre in a Member State (except Italy) is eligible to apply providing that the application is endorsed by the relevant Liaison Officer.

(Grant)

Description

ICGEB Research Grants 2020

The ICGEB Research Grant is part of the Collaborative Research Programme (CRP) of ICGEB which offers a dedicated source of funding for outstanding projects addressing original scientific problems of particular relevance for the host country.

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  • International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) is a centre of excellence in research, training and technology transfer to industry in the field of biotechnology to promote sustainable global development.
  • A special category of CRP-ICGEB Early Career Return Grants is intended to fund young researchers with an outstanding track record, who have spent a minimum of 2 years abroad and have recently returned to an ICGEB Member State to establish their own independent laboratories.
  • This programme offers to fund of maximum 3 project proposals, for standard research grant applications, plus 2 additional Early Career Return Grant applications for each country.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Basic life sciences
  • Human and animal healthcare
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Bio-energy

Required Languages

English

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, JORDAN, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, TURKEY, IRAN & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

3 years (36 months)

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  •  Applicants for research grant (identified as “CRPs”) should hold positions at Universities or Research Institutes in any of the ICGEB Member States.
  •  Applicants for  CRP-ICGEB Early Career Return Grants should:-
  1. Be no more than 40 years of age at the time of application.
  2. Have spent a minimum of 2 years abroad and have recently returned to an ICGEB Member State to establish their independent laboratories.
  3. Must have returned to an ICGEB Member State (except Italy) no more than 2 years before the application.
  4. Have taken up, or be about to take up, a position as an Independent Investigator in an ICGEB Member State (except Italy).
  •   Investigating groups do not qualify for submission of applications:
  1. If previously awarded projects have not been evaluated and satisfactorily concluded;
  2. If the University or Research Institute of the Principal Investigator is based in Italy

Opportunity Cost

(Grant)

  • The maximum annual contribution from ICGEB is Euro 25,000.
  • Funds can only be used to cover expenditures that are directly relevant to the project. This may include purchasing consumable items, scientific literature, and basic standard laboratory equipment. Travel and training costs can also be covered.
  • Salaries of the Principal Investigators and infrastructural support (e.g., normal administrative and overhead expenses of the Institution, maintenance, and rental of capital equipment, building, etc.) are not admissible and cannot be funded.

How to Apply

Before applying, applicants should prepare the following papers:

  • Recommendation letter from a university or research institute to which he/she belongs.
  • Project proposal with a designated time-frame (maximum 36 months), costs and including the accepted criteria related to proposal form, title and abstract, introduction and project foundation. For writing a good grant proposal click here

First Step: Download the application form from here

Second Step: Fill in the application form in English.

Third Step:Submit the completed application, attached with grant proposal and recommendation letter, by e-mail (as a pdf file) to the ICGEB Liaison Officers for endorsement and with a copy sent to ICGEB (crp@icgeb.org)

Fourth Step: Liaison Officers will communicate his/her endorsements to ICGEB and to the applicant.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Nedaa Megahed/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Ahmed Elgarf / Egypt
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