International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) – Research Grants


Funding opportunities are made available through the Collaborative Research Programme (CRP) - ICGEB Research Grants, which is a dedicated source of funding aimed at financing projects addressing original scientific problems of particular relevance for the host country and of regional interest.
The programme provides support for research projects in basic science, human healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology and bioenergy.


Applicants for research grant proposals (identified as “CRPs”) should hold positions at Universities or Research Institutes in any of the ICGEB Member States. South Africa is an ICGEB Member State.

Award amount

Grants are awarded to contribute to the implementation of outstanding scientific research projects. An important element of successful applications is the feasibility of the proposed project within the designated time-frame (maximum 36 months). The maximum annual contribution from ICGEB is €25 000.

Deadline for online application: 30 April 2019

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