– 31 March 2018.

– 30 September 2018.



(Fully Funded)


The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) offers competitive Postdoctoral Fellowships in Life Sciences to highly motivated scientists wishing to pursue postdoctoral research in a world-class scientific environment.

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The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB ) provides a scientific and educational environment of the highest standard and conducts innovative research in life sciences for the benefit of developing countries. It strengthens the research capability of its Members through training and funding programs and advisory services and represents a comprehensive approach to promoting biotechnology internationally.

The Fellowships comprise a very competitive package including stipend, health insurance and additional benefits. The most successful fellows will also be eligible, upon completion, to apply for ICGEB Early Career Research Grants to support their own research programs as young PIs upon return to an ICGEB Member State.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

2 years with the possibility of a 1-year extension.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

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.
  • Be nationals of an ICGEB Member State and may not apply for fellowships to be undertaken in their country of origin, unless they have been working abroad for, at least, the last 3 years and at the time of application.
  • Hold a recent PhD in Life Sciences or have at least 3 years research experience.

     * Preference is given to candidates below the age of 35.

Opportunity Cost

     (Fully Funded)

  • This scholarship covers :
  • Health insurance,
  • Monthly stipend (that differs based the country you chose) : Trieste (Italy): Euro 2,000, New Delhi (India): US $ 1,590, Cape Town (South Africa): ZAR 18,750.
  • And additional benefits.

How to Apply

Apply for the fellowship form  here.

The application must include :

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • 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;
  • PhD degree certificate, issued by the degree-granting University and bearing the official seal/s and signatures, should be submitted in the original language accompanied by an official English translation;
  • Photocopy of the applicant’s passport;

Please request referees to send their letters by email to by the application closing date. The subject of the e-mail should be: “The Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Postdoctoral Fellowship program “, followed by your name.

    ** IMPORTANT NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered/processed.

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