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DIC-MOST International Fellowship Program by ICGEB, Delhi [Monthly Fellowship Upto Rs. 1.5L]: Apply by Sept 30

DIC-MOST International Fellowship Program by ICGEB, Delhi [Monthly Fellowship Upto Rs. 1.5L]: Apply by Sept 30


The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), invites applications from talented young scientists for the ICGEBDIC-MOST International Fellowship Program.

The ICGEB-DIC-MOST International Fellowship Program (IFP) offers competitive Short-term Fellowships in Life Sciences to highly motivated scientists from the eligible ICGEB Member States wishing to pursue postgraduate research in China. The Program supports the mobility of researchers to prestigious Chinese laboratories for a period of 6 or 12 months, to benefit from the expertise and technologies available in the receiving laboratories.

Program Scope

The IFP is aimed at promoting the training of scientists and researchers in developing countries and emerging economies, particularly in Asia, Africa, and countries involved in the Belt and Road initiatives. The Program supports short-term fellowships of scientists from the eligible ICGEB Member States to prestigious Chinese laboratories as a way of enhancing skill development, acquiring specific hands-on training in technologies available in the receiving laboratory, and increasing bilateral cooperation in science and technology between China and the relevant ICGEB Member State.

  1. Fellowships are awarded for periods of 6 or 12 months. Any requests for alternative durations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  2. The fellowships cover the stipends of the fellows and are awarded in the context of the Chinese “Talented Young Scientist Program”.
  3. The funding standard is fixed at a monthly stipend of 12,500 RMB Yuan (approximately 2,000 USD/month before tax) to cover the cost of housing and living expenses.
  4. The fellowship stipend will be paid through bank transfer directly to the bank account of the Partnering Institute where the fellow works.
  5. Travel costs are not covered by the fellowship.
  6. Travel expenses shall be borne by the fellow or by the Partnering Institute, to be agreed.

As per the rules of the “Young Talented Scientist Program” funded by the Chinese MOST, the Call is open exclusively to nationals of the following countries:

  • Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia
  • Africa: Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Sudan, Nigeria, South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania
  • Asia: Bangladesh, India, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam
  • Middle East: Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey
  • Central America & Caribbean: Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Panama
  • South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

The Applicants should have received a Ph.D. degree; in case of equal scientific merit, preference is given to applicants with postdoctoral experience. Applicants should be willing to spend 6 or 12 months at a partnering research institute in China.

No age limit applies. However, in case of equal scientific merit, preference is given to younger and/or female scientists.

How to Apply?
  1. As a first step, applicants should contact the Principal Investigators (PI) in the Partnering Institute of their choice to define together the research project proposal that will be submitted for evaluation.
  2. Applications should outline the impact for the fellow’s career, the benefit to the home laboratory, and the suitability of the receiving laboratory.
  3. Proposed projects should show clear evidence of strong collaborative potential between the originating laboratory and the Chinese laboratory of destination.
  4. To apply online, click here.
  5. The last date to apply is September 30, 2020.

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