ICGEB-SAWBP PhD Fellowship Scheme 2023 for South African Women Researchers

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ICGEB-SAWBP PhD Fellowship Scheme 2023 for South African Women Researchers

When is Application Deadline?

19th May 2023 at 5PM.

Tell Me About Award:

The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB-SAWBP) PhD Fellowship Scheme, in partnership with the South African Department of Science and Innovation and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research will support South African women researchers intending to study towards a PhD degree in Biotechnology at the ICGEB Cape Town Component.

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The ICGEB-SAWBP programme promotes the interaction and mobility of South African women Biotechnology researchers and the ICGEB community, including mobility support to visit other ICGEB Components in Trieste, Italy and New Delhi, India.

What Type of Award is this?


Who can apply?

Proposed research projects must be innovative and fall within one of the ICGEB Cape Town Component macro areas of research, namely: Infectious Diseases, Non-Communicable Diseases, Bioinformatics, Plant Systems Biology and Virology. CSIR may also provide opportunities for co-supervision. 

Which Countries are Eligible?

South Africa

How Many Positions will be Given?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of Award?

The Fellowships comprise a very attractive package:

  • Two-year PhD Fellowship 
  • Tuition and stipend 
  • Applying the latest techniques and methodologies to the applicant’s chosen research topic 
  • Opportunities for mentoring, peer-to-peer learning and complementary skills 
  • Immersion in a top class international scientific research environment 

How Long will Award Last?

2 years

How to Apply for Program?

Please read these notes and instructions carefully before completing the form. Be sure to read every section and ensure that the information you provide is accurate.

A letter of endorsement from the ICGEB Cape Town Group Leader must be submitted with the application. Please note that the written statement from the ICGEB Group Leader you have contacted and who is willing to support your project is mandatory to apply.

The Principal Investigator/Group Leader at the chosen ICGEB Cape Town laboratory should be contacted in advance to discuss the proposed research project.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail once we have received your application.

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