ICGEB-SAWBP PhD Fellowship Scheme

Applications are open.

Applications close on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 5PM.

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ABOUT THE BURSAR


The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB-SAWBP) PhD Fellowship Scheme, in partnership with the South African Department of Science and Innovation and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research will support South African women researchers intending to study towards a PhD degree in Biotechnology at the ICGEB Cape Town Component.

About The Bursary


The ICGEB-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.

Who Can Apply


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. CSIR may also provide opportunities for co-supervision. 

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 
  • Applications that are incomplete and that include misrepresentations will immediately be disregarded.
  • Please ensure that you attach ALL of the Required Documents
  • Closing date for application type:
    • ICGEB-SAWBP PhD Fellowship Scheme closes: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
  • Bursary allocation year for application type:
    • ICGEB-SAWBP PhD Fellowship Scheme will be allocated for the 2023 academic year

  • It is the students responsibility to apply for entrance for their intended course, university and to ensure that they are able to meet the entrance requirements stipulated for the course.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to find a suitable supervisor and to ensure the supervisor supports the application.
  • Please ensure that you complete all the sections of this application form.
  • Please select the correct funding opportunity when completing your application.
  • 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.
  • To view the ICGEB Cape Town group list click Here

You will receive a confirmation e-mail once we have received your application.

Good Luck!

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Required Documents


Please prepare the following documents:

  • A certified copy of your barcoded ID.
  • A copy of your CV.
  • Proof of registration for students currently enrolled at a tertiary institution.
  • Transcript of academic record indicating a minimum accumulative academic achievement in previous degree.
  • Official and certified university degree certificates. For applicants that have enrolled at multiple institutions during their tertiary studies, please combine all your transcripts into one document.
  • Recommendation letter by Supervisor (compulsory for master’s and doctoral applicants).
  • Admission letter indicating full time registration (if available). This will be required if application is successful.
  • 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.
  • For applicants under the age of 18, to comply with POPI regulations a signed consent form completed by your parent/legal guardian along with a certified copy of their proof of identity is required.
  • You can download the guardian consent form by clicking HERE.