The centres of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) are participating in the 2020 “laCaixa” INPhINIT programme dedicated to attracting excellent early-stage researchers who want to undertake a PhD programme at top research institutes in Spain.
INPhINIT is a doctoral fellowship programme devoted to attracting international early-stage researchers to top Spanish research centres. INPhINIT is promoted by the “la Caixa” Foundation with the aim of supporting the best scientific talent and fostering innovative and high-quality research in Spain by recruiting outstanding international students and offering them an attractive and competitive environment for conducting excellent research.
The programme is divided into two different frames:
- Doctorate INPhINIT Incoming: 35 PhD fellowships for early-stage researchers of any nationality to pursue their 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” or “exceptional” according to the evaluation of the Fundação de Ciência e Tecnologia. This frame focuses exclusively on STEM disciplines: life sciences and health, experimental sciences, physics, chemistry, and mathematics.
- Doctorate INPhINIT Retaining: 30 PhD fellowships for early-stage researchers of any nationality to pursue their PhD studies in any research domain and any university or research centre in Spain or Portugal.
The doctoral INPhINIT fellowships offer a highly competitive salary and complementary opportunities for training in transferrable skills (in annual training sessions), temporary stays in industry, incentives upon completion of the thesis, among other elements that make these fellowships some of the most attractive and complete in Europe.
Explore the INPhINIT projects offered by the BIST centres through the links below:
IRB Barcelona projects
For further details and application and selection procedures, visit the INPhINIT programme website.