International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) is offeirng Collaborative Research Programme-ICGEB Research Grants. Applicants for research grant proposals should hold positions at Universities or Research Institutes in any of the ICGEB Member States.

Brief Description: The Collaborative Research Programme (CRP) – ICGEB Research Grant is a dedicated source of funding aimed at financing projects addressing original scientific problems of particular relevance for the host country. The programme was established in 1988 with the aim of:
-stimulating collaborative research in ICGEB Member States and with the ICGEB Component laboratories
-promoting training of young scientists
-facilitating the creation of appropriate research facilities

Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this grant:-
Applicants for CRP – ICGEB Research Grant proposals should hold positions at Universities or Research Institutes in any of the Member States listed in Annex A. Active collaboration with ICGEB Research Groups is welcome but is not mandatory. Investigating groups do not qualify for submission of applications:
-if previously awarded projects have not been evaluated and satisfactorily concluded;
-if the University or Research Institute of the Principal Investigator is based in Italy. 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. Applicants for Early Career Return Grants should have taken up, or be about to take up, a position as an Independent Investigator in an ICGEB Member State (except Italy). Applicants who arrived in that country before 30 April 2014 are not eligible to apply for Early Career Return Grants.

Award Includes: Grants are awarded to contribute to the implementation of outstanding scientific research projects. An important element of successful applications is the feasibility of the proposed project within the designated time-frame (maximum 36 months). 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.

Study Program: Grants are available to for pursuing research programme.

Study Major: The programme provides support for research projects in basic science, human healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology and bioenergy.

Host Organization: Universities or Research Institutes in any of the Member States

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, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, FYR Macedonia, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, 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 and Vietnam) are eligible to apply for the grant.

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

Application Procedure: Submit your proposal by e-mail (as a pdf attachment) both to:
-the Liaison Officer of your country (refer to Annex A for the list of eligible countries and for full contact details)
-the CRP-ICGEB Research Grant office (

Submission Deadline: The application deadline is 30th April 2016.

For more details visit the official site.