The International Centre for Genetic Engeneering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), the UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries and the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) have partnered up on an ambitious programme targeted at scientists from least developed countries to pave the way to expanding and enhancing the scientific competences of early-career researchers in LDCs.
The Programme of Collaborations with LDCs (PACTs) offers early-career scientists from the 46 least developed countries (LDCs), who are aged 45 or under, exchange visits of up to six months at the ICGEB laboratories in Trieste (Italy), New Delhi (India) and Cape Town (South Africa). Under the programme agreement, the scientists will be working in the fields of biomedicine, biotechnology and agriculture. The programme will also include a third scheme to provide training in biotechnology policy and regulatory science by ICGEB experts.
Prospective fellows can apply by logging into the Application Portal, filling out the online application form for the South-South Programme or the South-North Programme, uploading all supporting materials and submit their application materials before 31 August 2021.