This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 754558


BIST Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program


PREBIST is a doctoral fellowship Program lead by the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology. Altogether 28 fellowships will be awarded and implemented in top research in the Barcelona (Spain) area.

BIST brings closer together seven independent Catalan internationally recognized research centres. The centres participating in the PREBIST program are:

• The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO)
• Institute for High Energy Physics (IFAE)
• Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2)
• Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)
• Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)

Also affiliated to BIST are:

• Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
• Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)

PREBIST applicants will find a list of PhD projects and can freely choose their project of interest. Successful candidates will be hosted by the selected research group. They will have full access to facilities, PhD Program seminars and training programmes of the BIST centres. Networking activities shall facilitate inter-centre and inter-disciplinary exchange and collaborations. PREBIST will offer fellows the opportunity to opt for secondments from a pool of international institutions with which BIST centres have institutional agreements or collaborations.

The fellowships are granted for 4 years including:
• Annual gross salary: 26.519,19€ plus a single payment of 1504,89€ relocation support (Spanish tax and social security deductions apply).,
• Close mentoring and supervision through prestigious Senior Researchers,
• A personalized career development plan,
• A training program for scientific and transferable skills.


Structure of the Calls

The calls for candidatures will be open to everybody but special eligibility criteria and a multi-step evaluation procedure will apply. There are no restrictions on gender, age, ethnic groups, national or social origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, language, disability, political opinion, and social or economic conditions. BIST and its associated centres are committed to pro-active policies on equal opportunities and gender issues.

Please review the eligibility and evaluation criteria and read carefully the instructions how to submit an application before applying.

Applications exclusively can be presented through the on-line application platform. You will be informed on the state of your application at all stages. The main means of communication during the formal process will be by e-mail. The entire selection process will be managed under strict control of privacy rules.


Tentative Schedule:

• Call 1: 1 November 2017 – Deadline: 7 January 2018
Interviews: from 5 to 9 March 2018 (exact days to be confirmed)
Incorporation foreseen for 05/2018 (*)

• Call 2: 15 March 2018 – Deadline: 14 May 2018
Interviews: from 12 to 16 July 2018 (exact days to be confirmed)
Incorporation foreseen for 09/2018 (*)

(*) the exact date of incorporation will be agreed with the host centre once the award is granted. The indicated entry dates are tentative and may be negotiated with the corresponding host centre in justified cases but in any case, synchronization with the current doctorate programs and necessary University inscription and courses has to be guaranteed.

Currently, there are no calls open. Please check back frequently for updated information and dates.

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