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ICGEB-DIC-MOST International Fellowship Program (IFP)

ICGEB-DIC-MOST International Fellowship Program (IFP)

ICGEB-DIC-MOST International Fellowship Program (IFP)

About ICGEB-DIC-MOST International Fellowship Program (IFP)

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.

 

Guidelines for Application

 

Program scope

 

The International Fellowship Program (IFP) is a new initiative launched by the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) and the Department of International Cooperation of the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (DIC-MOST). The IFP Call is managed by the China National Center for Biotechnology Development (CNCBD) with the support of the ICGEB.

 

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 eligible ICGEB Member States in these regions as listed below (see Eligibility section) 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.

 

The list of Chinese Partnering Institutes including a short description of hosting Research Groups is available at: IFP – Partnering Institutes in China. Partnering Institutes in China have been identified among suitable internationally-oriented high quality research centers. Each Partnering Institute has signed a Partnership Agreement with the CNCBD outlining obligations towards fellows and scholarship administration.

 

How to apply

 

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. Applications should outline the impact for the fellow’s career, the benefit to the home laboratory and the suitability of the receiving laboratory. Proposed projects should show clear evidence of strong collaborative potential between the originating laboratory and the Chinese laboratory of destination.

 

The Partnering Institute shall provide the applicant with a “work consent” letter to state its willingness and capacity to host the fellow (both in terms of available laboratory space and administrative/logistics/insurance obligations undertaken). The “work consent” declaration should be submitted by the applicant as part of her/his application documents.

 

The application is to be completed on-line according to the guidelines and application form below by the deadline of 30 September 2019.

 

Eligibility

 

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

 

Applicants should have received a Ph.D. degree; in case of equal scientific merit, preference is given to applicants with postdoctoral experience.

 

Applicants wish 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.

 

For further information

 

ICGEB Fellowships Office
ICGEB Trieste
Email: china.IFP(at)icgeb.org, cncbdoffice(at)cncbd.org.cn

 

Deadlines for Applications: Extended to 15 April, and 30 September 2020

 

For more information about Terms and benefits , Selection procedure please refer the Official Website

 

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