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The ICGEB Arturo Falaschi Fellowship Programme 2018


The ICGEB offers competitive PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Life Sciences to highly motivated scientists wishing to pursue research studies in a world-class, international scientific environment.

Fellowships include participation in a competitive research programme, access to state-of-the-art facilities, participation in ICGEB MeetingsSeminars and Journal Clubs. A competitive stipend, travel provision plus full coverage of tuition fees and health insurance. Additional benefits for postdocs.



Nationals of ICGEB Member States are eligible to apply to perform research in ICGEB laboatories in Trieste, New Delhi or Cape Town, comprising over 45 research programmes.

The Fellowship programme is named after the memory of Arturo Falaschi, the mind and driving force of the Centre at tis inception. Over 1340 fellowships have been awarded since 1988; in 2016, 150 PhD students and over 300 Fellows were on board.




 Closing date for applications for PhDs: 31 March 2018

Closing dates for applications for Postdocs: 31 March and 30 September 2018


For further information on this programme, contact:
ICGEB Fellowships Unit, ICGEB, Padriciano 99, 34149 Trieste - Italy
Tel: +39-040-3757382 /7347, Fax: +39-040-226555



 Scholarship Website

Sunday 22 April 2018


The London Marathon (presently known through sponsorship as the Virgin Money London Marathon) is a long-distance running event held in London, United Kingdom, part of the World Marathon Majors. The event was first run on 29 March 1981 and has been held in the spring of every year since. Since 2010, the race has been sponsored by Virgin Money.

The most recent event was the 2017 London Marathon on 23 April 2017. The date of the next London Marathon is Sunday 22 April 2018



Daniel Wanjiru, Kenya
Age: 24 | Marathon PB: 2:05:21
2017 Virgin Money London Marathon champion

Eliud Kipchoge, Kenya
Age: 33 | Marathon PB: 2:03:05
2016 Olympic champion

Stanley Biwott, Kenya
Age: 31 | Marathon PB: 2:03:51
2015 New York City Marathon champion

Abel Kirui, Kenya
Age: 35 | Marathon PB: 2:05:04
2009 and 2011 World Marathon champion

Lawrence Cherono, Kenya
Age: 29 | Marathon PB: 2:05:09
2017 Amsterdam Marathon champion

Bedan Karoki, Kenya
Age: 27 | Marathon PB: 2:07:41
2017 RAK Half Marathon champion



Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopia
Age: 35 | Marathon PB: 2:03:03
2016 Berlin Marathon champion

Guye Adola, Ethiopia
Age: 27 | Marathon PB: 2:03:46
2016 Berlin Marathon 2nd place

Tola Shura Kitata, Ethiopia
Age: 21 | Marathon PB: 2:05:50
2017 Frankfurt Marathon champion

Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Eritrea
Age: 22 | Marathon PB: 2:07:46
2015 marathon world champion

Amanuel Mesel, Eritrea
Age: 27 | Marathon PB: 2:08:17

Mo Farah, Great Britain
Age: 34 | Marathon PB: 2:08:21
Double Olympic 10,000m & 5,000m champion; three-time 10,000m & 5,000m world champion

Alphonce Felix Simbu, Tanzania
Age: 25 | Marathon PB: 2:09:10
2017 Virgin Money London Marathon third place

Fernando Cabada, USA
Age: 35 | Marathon PB: 2:11:36
2015 Chicago Marathon third place

Javier Guerra, Spain
Age: 33 | Marathon PB:  2:09:33
2013 La Coruna Marathon champion

Ihor Olefirenko, Ukraine
Age: 30 | Marathon PB: 2:12:04

Tsegai Tewelde, Great Britain
Age: 28 | Marathon PB: 2:12:23

Jonny Mellor, Great Britain
Age: 31 | Marathon PB: 2:12:57

Samuel Chelanga, USA
Age: 32 | Marathon PB: 2:15:02

Aaron Scott, Great Britain
Age: 28 | Marathon PB: 2:17:46

Taher Belkorchi, Morocco
Age: 22 | Marathon PB: Debut


                2017 WINNERS

1        WANJIRU, Daniel (KEN)                                                       02:05:48             

2        BEKELE, Kenenisa (ETH)                                                      02:05:57             

3        KAROKI, Bedan (KEN)                                                           02:07:41             

4        KIRUI, Abel (KEN)                                                                  02:07:45             

5        SIMBU, Alphonce (TAN)                                                      02:09:10             

6        GHEBRESLASSIE, Ghirmay (ERI)                                         02:09:57             

7        MENGSTU, Asefa (ETH)                                                       02:10:04             

8        MESEL, Amanuel (ERI)                                                         02:10:44             

9        GUERRA, Javier (ESP)                                                           02:10:55             

10      SHELLEY, Michael (AUS)                                                      02:11:38             

11      LAMDASSEM, Ayad (ESP)                                                   02:12:30             

12      LILESA, Feyisa (ETH)                                                             02:14:12             

13      KIBROM, Ghebre (ERI)                                                         02:14:52             

14      MEFTAH, Abdellatif (FRA)                                                   02:14:55             

15      SIMPSON, Robbie (GBR)                                                      02:15:04             

16      DAVIES, Andrew (GBR)                                                        02:15:11             

17      ABERA, Tesfaye (ETH)                                                          02:16:09             

18      ESPARZA, Jesus Arturo (MEX)                                            02:16:38             

19      OVERALL, Scott (GBR)                                                          02:16:54             

20      SEAWARD, Kevin (IRL)                                                         02:17:08             


Sunday 22 April 2018


The London Marathon (presently known through sponsorship as the Virgin Money London Marathon) is a long-distance running event held in London, United Kingdom, part of the World Marathon Majors. The event was first run on 29 March 1981 and has been held in the spring of every year since. Since 2010, the race has been sponsored by Virgin Money.

The most recent event was the 2017 London Marathon on 23 April 2017. The date of the next London Marathon is Sunday 22 April 2018



Mary Keitany,  Age: 36 | Marathon PB: 2:17:01
Three-time Virgin Money London Marathon & New York City Marathon champion

Gladys Cherono, Age: 34 | Marathon PB: 2:19:25
2014 world half marathon champion

Brigid Kosgei,  Age: 23 | Marathon PB: 2:20:22
2017 Honolulu Marathon champion

Vivian Cheruiyot, Age: 34 | Marathon PB: 2:23:35
2016 Olympic 5000m champion; 2015 world 10,000m champion



Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopia
Age: 32 | Marathon PB: 2:17:56
Multiple Olympic and world champion, 10,000m & 5,000m

Mare Dibaba, Ethiopia
Age: 28 | Marathon PB: 2:19:52
2015 World Marathon champion

Tigist Tufa, Ethiopia
Age: 30 | Marathon PB: 2:21:52
2015 Virgin Money London Marathon champion

Tadelech Bekele, Ethiopia
Age: 26 | Marathon PB: 2:21:54

Rose Chelimo, Bahrain
Age: 32 | Marathon PB: 2:22:51
2017 marathon world champion

Charlotte Purdue, Great Britain
Age: 26 | Marathon PB: 2:30:04

Stephanie Bruce, USA
Age: 34 | Marathon PB: 2:29:35

Allison Kieffer, USA
Age: 3028 | Marathon PB: 2:29:39
2017 New York Marathon 2nd place

Tracy Barlow, Great Britain
Age: 32 | Marathon PB: 2:30:42

Lily Partridge, Great Britain
Age: 26 | Marathon PB: 2:32:09

Anna Holm Jorgensen, Denmark
Age: 30 | Marathon PB: 2:33:02

Tish Jones, Great Britain
Age: 34 | Marathon PB: 2:33:56

Alia Gray, USA
Age: 29 | Marathon PB: 2:34:00

Liz Costello, USA
Age: 29 | Marathon PB: 2:38:21

Rebecca Murray, Great Britain
Age: 23 | Marathon PB: Debut


                 2017 WINNERS

1             KEITANY, Mary (KEN)                        02:17:01

2             DIBABA, Tirunesh (ETH)                   02:17:56

3             MERGIA, Aselefech (ETH)                02:23:08

4             CHERUIYOT, Vivian (KEN)                 02:23:50

5             WEIGHTMAN, Lisa (AUS)                 02:25:15

6             THWEATT, Laura (USA)                    02:25:38

7             KIPROP, Helah (KEN)                         02:25:39

8             TUFA, Tigist (ETH)                              02:25:52

9             KIPLAGAT, Florence (KEN)               02:26:25

10           TRENGOVE, Jessica (AUS)                02:27:01

11           KEBEDE, Aberu (ETH)                        02:27:27

12           LOBACEVSKE, Diana (LTU)               02:28:48

13           TAYLOR, Kellyn (USA)                       02:28:51

14           DIXON, Alyson (GBR)                        02:29:06

15           PURDUE, Charlotte (GBR)                02:29:23

16           BARLOW, Tracy (GBR)                       02:30:42

17           DEELSTRA, Andrea (NED)                 02:31:32

18           JONES, Tish (GBR)                              02:33:56

19           PANAYIOTOU, Melanie (AUS)         02:35:25

20           VANDENBUSSCHE, Hanna (BEL)     02:37:28



Kenya national women’s polo team staged a surprise win against the United States to win the Bombay Stock Exchange Cup in the Statehood Day International tournament at the Imphal grounds, Manipur State, India yesterday.

Kenya won 5-4 in a spectacular comeback after trailing the US in the first part of the match.

“I am so proud of each of the players. What a fantastic team of ladies. To come and win a tournament against three other continents with some tough teams was quite a feat” Rowena Stichbury, the Nairobi Polo Club vice-captain said.

“We are really honoured to represent Kenya and fly the flag high and to leave with the cup was a bonus.” She added while also thanking India’s ministry of tourism — Incredible India for hosting and sponsoring the tournament.  

The match is organized such that each team has 10 horses for 2 chukkas and at half time they swap them to ensure no team has a horse advantage.

Both team won some prize money which they donated for conservation.







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Adelaide Graduate Centre – Post Graduate Research Scholarships


The University may award Full Fee Scholarships to outstanding international students from any country to undertake postgraduate research.

Benefits are payment of full tuition fees for two years for a Masters degree by Research and three years for a Doctoral research degree (an extension is possible for doctoral programs only).  No other allowances are provided.




Applicants must be nominated by their Principal Supervisor and Executive Dean.


Full fee scholarships will ONLY be allocated to international students who have been previously awarded a stipend by the host School, Faculty, or Research Institute. Full fee scholarships will not be awarded to individual “privately sponsored students” nor will they be granted to students supported by stipends provided to a sole individual without a formal agreement between the University and the Sponsor. This requirement shall not apply to students nominated in grant applications made to recognised funding bodies where a formal application is subject to peer review. Students in receipt of overseas government funding will be deemed ineligible for a fee waiver unless a Memorandum of Understanding exists between the University and the Sponsor to cover such awards.


Applicants must also meet the minimum English Language Proficiency requirements for direct entry to their academic program, hold at least the equivalent of an Australian First Class Honours degree, and rank competitively against successful applicants in the current International Scholarship Order of Merit list.


Under normal circumstances Full fee scholarships will not be provided for students who seek a second (or subsequent) degree which is at the same level, or at a lower level, than the highest one they already hold. However under exceptional circumstances a scholarship may be considered if at least five years have lapsed since the first comparable award was attained and the student can identify a major change in discipline.






Applications will be considered at any time.


Supervisors wishing to nominate students for Full Fee Scholarships should read Application to Establish a Full Fee Scholarship. For advice/assistance completing the 2 required application forms ('Full Fee Scholarship Establishment Form' AND 'Proposal to Establish a Departmental or Externally Funded Scholarship') please contact a Senior Scholarships and Finance Officer at the Adelaide Graduate Centre.



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