ICGEB-SAWBP PhD Fellowship Scheme 2024
The ICGEB-SAWBP PhD Fellowship Scheme, in partnership with the South African Department of Science and Innovation will support South African women researchers intending to study towards a PhD degree, in Biotechnology at the Cape Town Component.
The SAWBP programme promotes the interaction and mobility of South African women Biotechnology researchers and the ICGEB community, including mobility support to visit other ICGEB Components in Trieste, Italy and New Delhi, India.
Proposed doctoral research projects must be innovative and fall within one of the ICGEB Cape Town Component macro areas of research, namely: Infectious Diseases, Non-Communicable Diseases, Bioinformatics, Plant Systems Biology and Virology.
The Fellowships comprise a very attractive package:
- Three-year PhD Fellowship
- Tuition and stipend
- Applying the latest techniques and methodologies to the applicant’s chosen research topic
- Opportunities for mentoring, peer-to-peer learning and complementary skills
- Immersion in a top class international scientific research environment
Closing Date for Applications:
6 October 2023
Eligibility – ICGEB-SAWBP PhD Fellowship Scheme 2024
Female applicants only.
Only South African citizens and South African Permanent Residents with a valid South African ID number may apply.
Preference will be given to Black and disabled applicants.
Duration: 3 years
Tuition fees at University of Cape Town & stipend: ZAR 182 318.00 per year
Stipend: The stipend will be covered from the remaining balance after the student’s university fees are paid for the entire year.
Additional mobility support to visit other ICGEB Components in Trieste, Italy and New Delhi, India, may be provided.
Application process – ICGEB-SAWBP PhD Fellowship Scheme 2024
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
- Copy of South African ID
- Detailed project proposal
- Letter of endorsement from ICGEB Cape Town Group Leader
- Proof of MSc, or for those currently completing their Masters, a letter from their current supervisor confirming that the student will submit by December 2023
To Apply – ICGEB-SAWBP PhD Fellowship Scheme 2024
A letter of endorsement from the ICGEB Cape Town Group Leader must be submitted with the application. Please note that the written statement from the ICGEB Group Leader you have contacted and who is willing to support your project is mandatory to apply.
The Principal Investigator/Group Leader at the chosen ICGEB Cape Town laboratory should be contacted in advance to discuss the proposed research project.
Proposed research projects must be innovative and fall within one of the ICGEB Cape Town Component macro areas of research, namely: Infectious Diseases, Non-Communicable Diseases, Bioinformatics, Plant Systems Biology, and Virology.