Funding Call: PACTs South-North and South-South Fellowships call for Least Developed Countries - Now Open

Hi All,

Here’s an open call from ICGEB which may be of interest to some of you; relevant documents are here.

Forwarding as received.

Dear All,

The ICGEB together with the UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries and TWAS and have partnered through an ambitious programme targeted at scientists from least developed countries to pave the way to enhancing the scientific competences of early-career researchers in LDCs.

The programme agreement is called PACTs (ProgrAmme of CollaboraTions with LDCs) that 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). Scientists will be working in the fields of biomedicine, biotechnology and agriculture. It 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 in 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.

For further information about the PACTs program, please see the Announcement on the ICGEB Web site.

For addition inquiries or questions related to the programme and requirements, please contact:

Ms. Martina Viviani, ICGEB Fundraising, Technology Transfer & Innovation Officer | E-mail:
Mr. Moshe Kao, Programme Management Officer, UNTBLDC | E:
Dr. Max Paoli, TWAS Programme Coordinator | E-mail:

For questions related to the Application Portal, please contact: Ms. Fabrizia Niscio | E-mail: