Fellowship Opportunity for PhD Holders in the Fields of Life Sciences in China 2020

Deadline : 30 Sep 2020

Specialities: Science

Study level: Ph.D.

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Fellowship Opportunity for PhD Holders in the Fields of Life Sciences in China 2020

Guidelines and Applications 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. The IFP is aimed to promote the training of scientists and researchers in developing countries and emerging economies, particularly in Asia and Africa. You can find a list of Chinese partnering institutes including a short description of hosting research groups from here.  


  1. Applicants should have received a Ph.D. degree. In case of equal scientific merit, preference is given to applicants with postdoctoral experience.
  2. Applicants wish to spend 6 or 12 months at a partnering research institute in China.
  3. No age limit applies. However, in case of equal scientific merit, preference is given to younger and/or female scientists.
  4. The ICGEB fellowships selection committee will evaluate complete applications received by the closing date and shortlist the best candidates on the basis of scientific merit. 
  5. The final decision on awards will be taken by the CNCBD/CSTEC according to national priorities based on the shortlist of candidates provided by the ICGEB.
  6. CNCBD will notify both selected and rejected candidates by e-mail as soon as the selection procedure is concluded.


  • The fellowships cover the stipends of the fellows and are awarded in the context of the Chinese “Talented Young Scientist Program”. 
  • 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. 
  • Travel costs are not covered by the fellowship. 
  • Travel expenses shall be borne by the fellow or by the partnering institute.
  • The partnering institute in China will provide health insurance, adequate laboratory space and set up, as well as laboratory consumables and assist the fellows with visa/permit of stay procedures and any necessary administrative issue. 
  • Partnering institutes will also provide support to the fellows for accommodation and logistics.
  • The ICGEB/CNCBD cannot make financial provision or provide any administrative support for family members wishing to accompany successful applicants.

About ICGEB:

The ICGEB is a unique intergovernmental organization initially established as a special project of UNIDO. Fully autonomous since 1994, it runs 46 state-of-the-art laboratories, in Trieste, Italy, New Delhi, India and Cape Town, South Africa and forms an interactive network with over 65 member states. It plays a key role in biotechnology worldwide for excellence in research, training and technology transfer to industry to contribute in concrete terms to the achievement of sustainable global development and operates within the United Nations system.

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Area: Asia-Pacific

Opportunities: Scholarships , PhD

Host Country: China


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