ICGEB-DIC-MOST International Fellowship Program (IFP) in China

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ICGEB-DIC-MOST International Fellowship Program (IFP) in China

Designation/Position- International Fellowship Program

ICGEB and Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology invites application for International Fellowship Program from eligible and interested candidates

About- 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. International Fellowship Program

Research/Job Area-  Life Sciences

Location- Prestigious Chinese laboratories 


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.

Job/Position Description- 

Fellowships are awarded for periods of 6 or 12 months. Any requests for alternative durations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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. The fellowship stipend will be paid through bank transfer directly to the bank account of the Partnering Institute where the fellow works. Travel costs are not covered by the fellowship. Travel expenses shall be borne by the fellow or by the Partnering Institute, to be agreed.

The IFP is funded in the context of the “Talented Young Scientist Program” financed by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST). The rules of the Program will apply.

The ICGEB/CNCBD cannot make financial provision, or provide any administrative support for family members wishing to accompany successful applicants.

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.

Last Date for Apply– 30 September 2019

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