"la Caixa" INPhINIT doctoral fellowships at IFIC

The doctoral fellowship programme INPhINIT “la Caixa” is devoted to attracting talented Early-Stage Researchers of any nationality who wish to pursue doctoral studies in Spanish or Portuguese territory. Sponsored by ”la Caixa” Foundation, it is aimed at supporting the best scientific talent and fostering innovative and high-quality research in Spain and Portugal by recruiting outstanding international students and offering them an attractive and competitive environment for conducting research of excellence. This programme is divided into two different frames: Incoming and Retaining.

INPhINIT Incoming offers 35 PhD fellowships for researchers willing to carry out their PhD project 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” or “exceptional” according to the evaluation of the Fundação de Ciência e Tecnologia. This frame is addressed exclusively to STEM disciplines: life sciences and health, experimental sciences, physics, chemistry and mathematics.

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” or “exceptional” 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.

The Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC) is a joint centre of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Valencia (UV), devoted to research in Particle, Astroparticle and Nuclear Physics and its applications. IFIC covers both the theoretical and experimental aspects of these fields. Among its goals are the study of the Higgs boson, the top quark, the search for new particles and theoretical models, the study of the neutrino properties and their use as cosmic messengers, the research on nuclear physics and its applications, as well as the development of technology for new particle detectors and accelerators. In 2015, IFIC was awarded with the "Severo Ochoa" accreditation as centre of excellence for its outstanding performance and scientific contributions at national and international level, its impact at industrial and social level, and the ability to attract scientific talent.

IFIC offers 14 PhD positions within INPhINIT Incoming. See here the full list.

INPhINIT fellows enjoy a 3-year contract under the Spanish or Portuguese labour legislation. In addition, the INPhINIT programme sets up a complementary skills training scheme that includes Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship workshops, and Professional and Career Development sessions. INPhINIT fellows will take part in some of the several initiatives that "la Caixa" Foundation launches to bring science to the society.

Eligibility criteria:

  • - To be in the first four years of their research careers and not have been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • - Completed studies that lead to an official university degree of the European Higher Education Area or another university degree that gives access to doctoral studies.
  • - Candidates must not have resided or have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline.
  • - Demonstrable level of English (B2 or higher).

Programme rules (pdf)

Selection process:
"la Caixa" Foundation will carry out the selection of international candidates following the evaluation criteria. Subsequently, the selected candidates propose the Centre and PhD position to merge.

Dealine: 6 February 2019.

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More information:

https://obrasociallacaixa.org/en/investigacion-y-becas/programa-de-becas...