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35 fellowships for early-stage researchers of any nationality to pursue their PhD studies in the best Spanish and Portuguese research centres and units with excellence distinction. This frame is addressed exclusively to PhD research projects on STEM disciplines: life sciences and health, experimental sciences, physics, chemistry and mathematics.

  • HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CALL

    • 35 fellowships to pursue PhD studies in research centres accredited with the Spanish Seal of Excellence Severo Ochoa, María de Maeztu or Health Institute Carlos III and Portuguese units accredited as “excellent” according to the evaluation of the Fundação de Ciência e Tecnologia.

    • STEM disciplines (life sciences and health, experimental sciences, physics, chemistry and mathematics).

    • Maximum duration: 3 years.

    • Total maximum allocation: €122,592.

    • Training programme in transversal skills.

  • KEY DATES

    27 January 2022
    Deadline for submitting applications.

    10 February 2022
    Deadline for submitting the language certificate.

    11 April 2022
    Notification of the shortlist results and arrangement of interviews.

    24, 25 and 26 May 2022
    Face-to-face interviews in Barcelona.

    8 June 2022
    Communication of the final results.

    From 8 to 30 June 2022
    Matching host institution - fellow.

  • CALL FOR APPLICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

    • Research experience: Candidates must be in the first four years of their research career and must not have previously obtained a PhD degree or be in a position to apply for one.

    • Academic records: Applicants must hold a higher education degree that makes them eligible to enrol in a doctoral programme in Spain/Portugal when starting at their host institutions. The verification of the level of studies equivalent to those mentioned above will be carried out by the host university during the admission procedure.

    • Mobility: Candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain/Portugal for more than twelve months in the three years immediately prior to the deadline for applications.

    • Level of English: Candidates must accredit an advanced level of English (B2 or higher).

  • EXCELLENCE ACCREDITATION

    Fellows awarded with a doctoral INPhINIT Incoming fellowship must carry out their PhD project at Spanish centres accredited with the Spanish Seal of Excellence Severo Ochoa, María de Maeztu or Health Institute Carlos III and Portuguese units accredited as "excellent" according to the evaluation of the Fundação de Ciência e Tecnologia. These centres and units stand out for their scientific impact and leadership at international level and they actively collaborate with their scientific and social environment.

  • PHD POSITIONS OFFER

    The centers of excellence that agree to participate in this call offer outstanding PhD positions each year to future Doctoral INPhINIT Incoming fellows.

    Check out the PhD open positions offered by the host institutions participating in the 2022 call.

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  • APPLY FOR

    • Access to the applications platform of ”la Caixa” Foundation fellowships programme.

    • Register to be notified when the next call for applications is open

     

    For any questions or queries please send an email to: fellowships@fundacionlacaixa.org.

  • This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No713673.
    The co-funded part of the programme runs from 01/10/2016 to 30/09/2021 and finances the researchers recruited under Call 2017 and 2018
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