ICGEB establishes a Joint Fellowship Programme with Cambridge University

The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) has entered into an agreement with the Cambridge University to provide 5 years fixed fellowship to researchers working on innovative ideas


New Delhi: A Framework Cooperation Agreement for a Joint Fellowship Programme, was signed recently between the University of Cambridge, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) New Delhi and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India.

The agreement will provide support for 5 year fixed term fellowships with established research areas and a schedule of allocation of time between Cambridge and India. The ICGEB, as an international organization promoting international cooperation and applying peaceful uses of genetic engineering and biotechnology, will provide support for the implementation of the programme.

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Prof Eilis Ferran, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations, on behalf of the University of Cambridge, UK, (pictured centre) Dr Dinakar M. Salunke, Director, ICGEB New Delhi (far right) on behalf of ICGEB, and Dr Mohd Aslam, Advisor, DBT on behalf of the DBT, Government of India (second from left) signed the agreement. Prof K VijayRaghavan, Secretary, DBT, Government of India was also present (third from left) at the signing of MoU on 12th September 2017.