The Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Fellowships programme offers long and short-term fellowships for scientists who are nationals of ICGEB Member States to perform research in Trieste, New Delhi or Cape Town.

1. Ph.D. fellowships

ICGEB offers postgraduate studies with the aim of obtaining the “Doctor Philosophiae” (Ph.D.) 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 Ph.D. course includes intensive laboratory research activities, participation in seminars and communication training during Journal Club sessions, symposia and international meetings.

Closing Date for Applications: 31 MARCH 2019

2. Postdoctoral fellowships

ICGEB offers competitive Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Life Sciences to highly motivated scientists wishing to pursue postdoctoral research in a world-class scientific environment.

The Fellowships consist of a very competitive package including stipend, health insurance and additional benefits.

The most successful fellows will also be eligible to apply for ICGEB Early Career Research Grants to support their own research programmes as young PIs upon return to an ICGEB Member State.

Closing Dates for Applications: 31 MARCH and 30 SEPTEMBER 2019

3. Short-term fellowships

Short-term fellowships can be awarded, as follows:

  • In ICGEB Laboratories

ICGEB offers Short-term fellowships for Pre-doctoral and Postdoctoral studies in ICGEB Component laboratories to fund ongoing collaborative research between scientists from ICGEB Member States and research groups at ICGEB laboratories in Trieste, Italy, New Delhi, India and Cape Town, South Africa, with the aim of facilitating access to the latest research techniques and to strengthen capacity building.

  • In the Member States: Scientific Mobility for Advanced Research Training (SMART)

The ICGEB SMART Fellowship programme promotes the mobility of researchers between ICGEB Member States as a way of enhancing skill development, acquisition of specific hands-on training in new technologies and increasing bilateral cooperation in science and technology, and should show clear evidence of strong collaboration between the two laboratories.


The fellowship Programmes are opened to scientists who are nationals of ICGEB Member States.

You can control-check the detailed eligibility requirements for every programme specifically.


Fully funded.

How to apply?

You can find the guidelines and application forms on each programme specifically on the official webpage.

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