ICGEB SMART Fellowship

ICGEB SMART Fellowship: Stipend – US$ 800 to $1,500 pm

The notification for the ICGEBSMART Fellowship Programme 2020 – Scientific Mobility for Advanced Research Training (SMART) is now available. MSc candidates, young researchers with backgorunds in life sciences are encouraged to apply for this collaborative effort. Check details below:

This Call Expires In :

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Closing Date for Applications: Extended to 15 APRIL 2020


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 cooperation in science and technology and should show clear evidence of strong collaboration between the two laboratories.

Application guidelines:

Purpose: The programme promotes the mobility of researchers between the ICGEB Member States as a way of enhancing skill development, acquisition of specific hands-on training in technologies available in the receiving laboratory and increasing bilateral cooperation in science and technology, and should show clear evidence of strong collaboration between the two laboratories. Applicants should focus on the impact for the fellow’s career, the benefit to the applicant’s home laboratory and the suitability of the receiving laboratory.

Subject Area: Applications are welcome in any area of the Life Sciences.

Qualification: The call is open to nationals of ICGEB Member States and provides fellowships to scientists in the early stage of their career wishing to spend between 3 and 9 months at a research institution in an ICGEB Member State other than their own. SMART Fellowships are intended to promote collaboration among researchers in ICGEB Member Countries. Mobility support to laboratories located in Italy, India and South Africa can be considered under exceptional circumstances and only if the research activity proposed is not covered by one of the ICGEB laboratories in Trieste, New Delhi or Cape Town. If the latter case applies, please see ICGEB Arturo Falaschi Short-term fellowships programme. There is no age limit. However, preference is given to young scientists at the beginning of their research career. Applicants should be either registered for a PhD or have obtained their PhD degree within the last 5 years. Young scientists holding an MSc or equivalent can apply.SMART Fellowships support mobility between laboratories located in the Member States. Awards are not intended to prolong visits begun under other auspices; to support participation in courses, workshops or symposia or as bridging fellowships between, or prior to, long term stays funded by ICGEB or other organizations.

Terms and Benefits: Awards are for a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 9 months. The fellowship covers international economy return travel, health insurance plus subsistence of the fellow only. The stipend ranges from US$ 800 to 1,500 per month according to local conditions in the receiving country and seniority of the applicant. Additionally, a US$ 500 monthly bench fee can be paid directly to the receiving laboratory based on the recommendation of the ICGEB Fellowships Committee. The fellowship stipend will be paid by bank transfer directly to the fellow’s bank account. Upon joining the receiving laboratory, ICGEB will transfer the bench fee allocation to the receiving laboratory, which will be responsible for the management of the funds and the certification of expenditures to ICGEB. The receiving laboratory is expected to ensure that adequate provisions are in place for the specific research project and to make the bench fee allocation available to the ICGEB SMART Fellow immediately, free from any administrative overhead costs. ICGEB makes no financial provision, nor can it provide administrative support for family members of participants in the programme.

Bench Fee: The bench fee allowance paid in the framework of this ICGEB SMART fellowship is a contribution to the implementation of this research project proposal presented by the candidate. The receiving lab is expected to utilize the whole bench fee allocation to the benefit of the approved research-training programme. Any unspent balance left will need to be returned to ICGEB. Funds can only be utilized to cover the purchase of lab consumables that are directly related to this SMART Fellow’s research activities including general labware, cryoware, glassware and plasticware chemicals and reagent cell culture consumables pipettes and pipette tipsmicroplatesPCR and qPCR consumables The following items Aren’t considered eligible costs: Costs of maintenance, repair, running or insurance of existing assets belonging to this Host Institute. Purchase of equipment, office furniture or fittings Computer hardware or software Office stationary travel costs. Literature. Administrative costs and overhead expenses of the Institute Bank charges

Selection: The ICGEB Fellowships Selection Committee will evaluate complete applications received by the closing date. The candidates will be notified of this outcome by email when possible following the closing date for applications. The main criteria for selection include scientific excellence of this project, the qualities of the candidate’s CV and also the impact on his/her career, the potential benefit for your home and the host country, competence, skills and equipment available in the receiving lab. ICGEB will positively value any additional support provided by the receiving institute into the fellow’s living expenses (i.e. a direct contribution for living expenses, guest house accommodation, etc.)

Submission: Please complete the application form in all parts and return this form, by email, together with all attachments to: ICGEB Fellowships Unit, ICGEB, Padriciano 99, I-34149 Trieste, ItalyE-mail: [email protected], Tel: +39-040-3757382, Fax: +39-040-226555
Upon receipt of your application, and only after verification that all the requested documents have been provided, you will receive an e-mail of confirmation from the ICGEB Fellowships Unit ([email protected]). Please allow 15 days for the notification as the verification of documents takes some time.
Only one application per call is accepted for each candidate.

Final Report: Successful candidate will jointly prepare a final scientific report together with all the host supervisor highlighting the achievements attained during the period of the Fellowship. The host Institute will submit a signed financial statement reporting the expenditure covered by the bench fee allowance received.

Closing Dates for Applications: 31 March 2020 Closing Date for Applications: Extended to 15 APRIL 2020

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