International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) is offering Predoctoral fellowships for the nationals of an ICGEB Member State for pursuing PhD programme in life sciences. The application deadline is 31st March, 2015

Brief Description: ICGEB offers postgraduate studies with the aim of obtaining the “Doctor Philosophiae” (PhD) degree in the life sciences. Thanks to specific agreements, the title can be awarded through a number of academic institutions of international standing, which include The Open University (UK) and the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy, the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and the University of Cape Town in South Africa. The structure of the three-year PhD course includes intensive laboratory research activities, participation in seminars and communication training during Journal Club sessions, symposia and international meetings.

Award Includes:
-Monthly stipend: Trieste (Italy): Euro 1,300, New Delhi (India): US$ 1,020, Cape Town (South Africa): ZAR 10,000.
-Travel: the fellowship includes provision for travel expenses from the student’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.

Study Program: Fellowships are awarded for pursuing PhD programme at the Open University (UK), the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy, the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Study Major: Fellowships are awarded in the field of life sciences.

Host Organization: The Open University (UK), the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy, the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Number of Awards: Not Known

National/International Students: Applicants of an ICGEB Member State (Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, FYR Macedonia, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwaait, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam) are eligible to apply for the fellowships.

Governing Body: International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)

Application Procedure: Please complete the application online.

Submission Deadline: The application deadline is 31st March, 2015.

For more details visit the official site.