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Arturo Falaschi Postdoctoral Fellowship 2024 – Apply Online

Guidelines and Application Form

ICGEB offers competitive postdoctoral fellowships in the life sciences to highly motivated scientists wishing to conduct postdoctoral research in a world-class scientific environment. The fellowship includes a very competitive package including stipend, health insurance and additional benefits. The most successful fellows, upon completion, will also be eligible to apply for an ICGEB Early Career Research Grant to support their own research programs as a young PI upon returning to an ICGEB member state.

Last Date for Application: 30 September 2024

Starting date – Starting date – Departure date

  • Trieste, Italy: 1 February 2025
  • New Delhi, India: 1 February 2025
  • Cape Town, South Africa: 1 February 2025

to apply

Applicants should contact the ICGEB group leader/PI of their choice with a motivation letter to determine the availability of laboratory space and to define the research project proposal, which will be an integral part of the application.

Please note that a written statement from the ICGEB Group Leader you have contacted and who is willing to support your project is mandatory to apply.

Special conditions apply for the ICGEB-Elettra Synchrotron Trieste international fellowship programme.


The Crotron Trieste International Fellowship Programme, ICGEB and ELETTRA offer competitive postdoctoral fellowships in life sciences, including projects related to interdisciplinary research studies of biological systems through molecular biology (ICGEB) and structural biology (ELETTRA). Please note that this programme refers only to the Trieste component.


Applicants must be citizens of an ICGEB Member State and cannot apply for a fellowship in their country of origin unless they have been working abroad for at least the past 3 years at the time of application.

Degree Requirements:

Applicants must have a recent PhD degree in life sciences or have at least 3 years of research experience.

Preference will be given to candidates below 35 years of age.

financial help

Duration: 2 years, with the possibility of extension of 1 year.

monthly salary:

  • Trieste (Italy): Euro 2,300
  • New Delhi, India): US$ 1,590
  • Cape Town, South Africa): Rs. 25,000.


The fellowship includes provision of travel expenses from the participant’s home country to the ICGEB laboratory at the beginning of the fellowship and return travel upon completion of the fellowship.

Medical health insurance coverage is provided for the duration of the fellowship.

All research costs will be supported by the research group’s budget.

Visa/migration permit application and renewal costs are reimbursed.

Support for participation in meetings and courses is normally provided by the group leader/PI.

ICGEB does not make any financial provisions nor can it provide any administrative support for family members of program participants.


  • Please complete this application online.
  • Only one application is accepted per call for each candidate.

Documents to be uploaded

Please note that you will be requested to upload the following documents (PDF file):

(i) Your complete CV
(ii) Academic records (PhD degree certificate issued by the degree awarding university, bearing the official seal and signature, must be submitted in the original language along with official English translation of each document).
(iii) Written statement of ICGEB Group Leader
(iv) Valid identification document (passport or identity card)
(v) English certificate (TOEFL, Cambridge or equivalent). This document is not required when academic education was taken in English.


All submitted applications will be forwarded to the relevant ICGEB Liaison Officer of the country of which you are a citizen. Approval is a fundamental requirement for the fellowship to be awarded. The ICGEB Fellowship Selection Committee will evaluate the complete and approved applications received by the closing date.

The main criteria for selection include the scientific excellence of the project, the quality of the candidate’s CV and the potential benefits for the home country. Candidates will be informed of the result by email as soon as possible after the application deadline.

Special conditions apply for the ICGEB-Elettra Synchrotron Trieste international fellowship programme as candidates will be selected by the ICGEB-Elettra Synchrotron Trieste Fellowship Committee.


  • ICGEB Trieste: There is no housing service or accommodation facility at ICGEB Trieste. However, fellows will be provided with a list of potential contacts offering housing options in Trieste.
  • ICGEB New DelhiA guest house is run in the complex on sharing basis for two persons, at nominal rates.
  • ICGEB Cape Town: Fellows are provided with housing assistance. Arrangements are agreed upon prior to arrival.

Starting date – Starting date – Departure date

  • Trieste, Italy: 1 February 2025
  • New Delhi, India: 1 February 2025
  • Cape Town, South Africa: 1 February 2025

Apply online here

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