UNOSSC Youth4South &ICGEB Empower Fellowship for Women Scientists in developing countries 2021

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) under its Youth4South initiative and the ICGEB have partnered to offer early-career female scientists from the Global South, aged 45 or under, exchange visits of 6-months at the ICGEB laboratories in New Delhi (India) and Cape Town (South Africa) or at other institutions based in an eligible ICGEB Member State*, to perform research work on biotechnology and related fields, including Health (Infectious Diseases and Non-Communicable Diseases), Sustainable and Effective Agriculture, Industrial Biotechnology and Renewable Energy.

About International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology is focused on the highest advanced scientific-educational environment innovative research in life sciences for the benefit of developing countries. The center is committed to expert training in molecular biology and biotechnology and holds out the prospect of advancing knowledge and applying the latest techniques.

The Center has over 400 staff consisting of research scientists, postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, research technicians, and administrative personnel from about 38 different countries. The international center partners with other Multilateral Organizations to promote scientific information and improve quality of life.

Requirements for UNOSSC Youth4South & ICGEB Empower Fellowship

for the ICGEB Empower Fellowship, applicants from the following ICGEB Member States are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to nationals from developing countries, particularly from Least Developed Countries:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran (the Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela (the Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam, Zimbabwe

How to Apply for the UNOSSC Youth4South & ICGEB Empower Fellowship

To apply for the ongoing UNOSSC Youth4South & ICGEB Empower Fellowship is not as difficult as you think. All Interested and qualified candidates are to click on the “Apply Now” button below to get started

Application Deadline

It should be noted that all Interested and qualified candidates are to apply for the UNOSSC Youth4South & ICGEB Empower Fellowship on or before September 30, 2021

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