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The EMPOWER Call for Fellowship is NOW OPEN! 

A South-South and Triangular Cooperation Programme for Women Scientists.

The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) is a unique intergovernmental organisation that conducts innovative research, training, collaboration, and technology transfer in life sciences for the benefit of developing countries. NIHERST is the local liaison office for the ICGEB.

The ICGEB plays a key role in Biotechnology worldwide for excellence in Research, Training, and Technology Transfer to industry. The center’s operations are aligned to those of the United Nations System and also contribute in concrete terms to the achievement of sustainable global development. 

ICGEB offers a dedicated source of funding for outstanding projects in the ICGEB Member States, promoting collaboration, training young scientists, and developing research facilities.

Click on the image below to access more information on eligibility, activities, contributions, and submissions: 

Further information is also available via OR by contactingT&T’s ICGEB Liaison Officer – Joanne Leong Poi, at

Submission deadline to NIHERST: 10th September ,2021.