Arturo Falaschi Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 | ICGEB

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If you’re interested in advancing your postdoctoral research, you may find the Arturo Falaschi Postdoctoral Fellowships to be a valuable opportunity. Currently, applications are being accepted for this scholarship program, which provides a range of benefits. In the following article, we’ll provide a comprehensive overview of the program, its advantages, and the step-by-step application process.

The Arturo Falaschi Postdoctoral Fellowships for the academic year 2023-2024 offer full funding for international students. The fellowship is granted for a period of 2 years, with the potential for a 1-year extension. It includes a highly competitive package, encompassing a stipend, health insurance, and additional benefits.

Upon completion of the Arturo Falaschi Postdoctoral Fellowships, the most successful fellows may also be qualified to apply for ICGEB Early Career Research Grants to support their own research programs as young PIs upon their return to an ICGEB Member State.

The ICGEB Arturo Falaschi Fellowship Programmes, named in honor of the late Prof. Arturo Falaschi, the founder and visionary of the Centre, consist of five different types of long and short-term PhD and postdoctoral awards that are available to scientists who are citizens of ICGEB Member States to conduct research in Trieste, New Delhi, or Cape Town.

Scholarship Summary:

  • Level of Study: Postdoctoral
  • Institution(s): ICGEB
  • Study in: Trieste, Italy / New Delhi, India / Cape Town, South Africa
  • Opportunity Focus Areas: Life Sciences
  • Program Period: 2 years with the possibility of a 1-year extension

Scholarship Coverage:

The Arturo Falaschi Postdoctoral Fellowships offer the recipient the following benefits:

  • Monthly stipend: Trieste (Italy): Euro 2,000, New Delhi (India): US$ 1,590, Cape Town (South Africa): ZAR 18,750.
  • Travel: The fellowship provides for travel expenses from the participant’s home country to the ICGEB lab at the start 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 covered by the research group’s budget.
  • Visa/permit of stay application and renewal costs are reimbursed.
  • Support for participation in meetings and courses is generally provided by the Group Leader / PI.
  • ICGEB does not provide financial or administrative support for family members of participants in the program.


  • ICGEB Trieste: The Welcome Office – Friuli Venezia Giulia operates a Housing Service.
  • ICGEB New Delhi: A Guest House is available on campus, offering twin-share accommodations at a nominal rate.
  • ICGEB Cape Town: Accommodation support is provided to fellows, with arrangements made in advance of their arrival.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the Arturo Falaschi Postdoctoral Fellowships, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Required Language: English.
  • Eligible Countries: Applicants must be nationals of an ICGEB Member State and cannot apply for fellowships to be undertaken in their country of origin unless they have worked abroad for at least the last 3 years and at the time of application.
  • Degree requirements: Applicants should hold a recent PhD in Life Sciences.
  • The applicant must have at least 3 years of research experience.
  • Preference is given to candidates below the age of 35.

How to Apply:

Here are the instructions to apply for the Arturo Falaschi Postdoctoral Fellowships:

(1) Go to the application website and create an account to begin filling out the application form.

(2) Submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Proposed research.
  • PhD degree certificate.
  • Personal statement.
  • Three (3) referees who can provide a letter of reference on your behalf. At least one of these should be a member of the University or College you attended most recently.

 Application Deadline:

The last date of application is March 31, 2023, September 30, 2023.

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