Master Fellowships in GM Crop Risk Assessment

The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) is offering five biosafety fellowships in the framework of a capacity building initiative focused on sub-Saharan Africa.

The fellowships are for a period of 1 year and provide:

  • A stipend calculated to cover the cost of normal annual local living expenses for one person.
  • Travel to and from the fellow’s country of origin
  • Medical insurance for the duration of the fellowship
  • Course registration fee.


    The ideal applicants will:

  • Be nationals from a sub-Saharan African country (not necessarily currently based in Africa)
  • Hold a university degree (in a biotechnology- or environment-related field) with an equivalency to or higher than a UK lower 2nd class honours and have at least three years of experience in a field of direct relevance to GMO biosafety
  • Hold an English Language Proficiency Certificate with a minimal proficiency.
  • Preferably be directly involved in international, national or local GMO regulatory processes in government, industry, academia or NGOs, for example regulators, officers and scientists working in National Competent Authorities, Scientific Advisory Committees, institutional biosafety committees, and phytosanitary services, or be people who are regularly called upon to advise such entities in a biosafety capacity.

    A completed application form must be submitted on or before 15 May.

    Applications from women are particularly encouraged.

    For more information and application, visit: Master Fellowships in GM Crop Risk Assessment