INPhINIT 2021 “la Caixa” fellowship programme

 

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  • Descripción del programa

    PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

     

    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:

    • Doctorate INPhINIT Incoming: 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” 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.

      For doing their research in Spanish institutions, candidates must have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for less than 12 months in the last 3 years while for Portuguese institutions, candidates must have resided in Portugal for less than 12 months in the last 3 years.

    • Doctorate INPhINIT Retaining: 30 PhD fellowships for researchers willing to carry out their PhD project in any research domain and any university or research center in Spain or Portugal.

      Candidates must have resided or carried out their main activity in the same country, either Spain, or Portugal, more than 12 months in the last 3 years.

    The doctoral INPhINIT fellowships offer a highly competitive salary and complementary opportunities for training on 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.

     

What we offer

  • COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING PROGRAMME

     

    In addition to the interdisciplinary training activities offered by the host organisation, the Doctoral INPhINIT fellowship programme sets up a comprehensive complementary skills training scheme that includes sessions on:

    • Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship, aimed at familiarising fellows with issues such as intellectual property, licensing and spin-outs, entrepreneurship and knowledge transfer.
    • Professional and Career Development, where fellows will consider their supervisory relationship, the importance of their professional development, self-management and planning. Particular attention will be given to ethical values and research integrity, and the wider implications and impact of their research.

    Three sessions will be held: at the start of the fellowship, during the second year, and during the third year. Each session will last between 3 and 5 days, and attendance is required for all fellows from the same call. ”la Caixa” Foundation will cover all costs for these sessions, as well as the fellows’ travel and accommodation expenses.

     

  • SECONDMENTS

     

    High-quality academic and industrial secondments are offered both by the host institutions and the ”la Caixa” Foundation to enhance PhD fellows’ future career opportunities in both academia and industry. They may choose among national and international partners.

     

  • MENTORING

     

    All the Fellows can request, if they want to, the assignment of accompanying figures during the fellowship period:

    • In a first phase, to provide support in the practical aspects related to the arrival at their destination centre.
    • In a more advanced phase, to provide guidance in their professional career.

     

  • PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ACTIVITIES

     

    PhD fellows will take part in some of the several initiatives that the ”la Caixa” Foundation launches to bring science to the whole society. For further information about these initiatives click Science and Society.

     

  • NETWORKING ACTIVITIES

     

    Scientific conferences and events organised by the host institutions will help researchers to establish contacts, build new ties and initiate collaborations with both industry and academia, and to potentiate their career opportunities as independent researchers. In addition, fellows will be invited to participate to the many social activities promoted by ”la Caixa” Fellows’ Association.

Develop your scientific career in Spain and Portugal

  • COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING PROGRAMME

     

    In addition to the interdisciplinary training activities offered by the host organisation, the Doctoral INPhINIT fellowship programme sets up a comprehensive complementary skills training scheme that includes sessions on:

    • Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship, aimed at familiarising fellows with issues such as intellectual property, licensing and spin-outs, entrepreneurship and knowledge transfer.
    • Professional and Career Development, where fellows will consider their supervisory relationship, the importance of their professional development, self-management and planning. Particular attention will be given to ethical values and research integrity, and the wider implications and impact of their research.

    Three sessions will be held: at the start of the fellowship, during the second year, and during the third year. Each session will last between 3 and 5 days, and attendance is required for all fellows from the same call. ”la Caixa” Foundation will cover all costs for these sessions, as well as the fellows’ travel and accommodation expenses.

     

  • SECONDMENTS

     

    High-quality academic and industrial secondments are offered both by the host institutions and the ”la Caixa” Foundation to enhance PhD fellows’ future career opportunities in both academia and industry. They may choose among national and international partners.

     

  • MENTORING

     

    All the Fellows can request, if they want to, the assignment of accompanying figures during the fellowship period:

    • In a first phase, to provide support in the practical aspects related to the arrival at their destination centre.
    • In a more advanced phase, to provide guidance in their professional career.

     

  • PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ACTIVITIES

     

    PhD fellows will take part in some of the several initiatives that the ”la Caixa” Foundation launches to bring science to the whole society. For further information about these initiatives click Science and Society.

     

  • NETWORKING ACTIVITIES

     

    Scientific conferences and events organised by the host institutions will help researchers to establish contacts, build new ties and initiate collaborations with both industry and academia, and to potentiate their career opportunities as independent researchers. In addition, fellows will be invited to participate to the many social activities promoted by ”la Caixa” Fellows’ Association.

 

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