“La Caixa" Retaining Fellowships Programme 

Deadline: February 27, 2019

 

The INPhINIT "la Caixa" Ph.D. program is designed to attract talented young researchers of all nationalities who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in the Spanish or Portuguese territories. Funded by "la Caixa" Obra Social, it aims to support the best scientific talent and boost innovative and high-quality research in Spain and Portugal by recruiting excellent international students and offering them an attractive and competitive environment to carry out excellence research (more info HERE).

ICArEHB is now inviting potential candidates for the Retaining program. The deadline for submission to the program is February 27th 2019. Please note that specific language requirements apply to this call.

The Retaining program seeks to fund 30 doctoral fellowships and is open to competition for researchers who wish to carry out their doctoral project in whatever scientific area, whether or not the university or research center is in Spain or Portugal. Candidates for these grants must have resided or carried out their main activity in the same country, Portugal or Spain as the case may be, more than 12 months in the last 3 years.

The fellowship amount is in the maximum of 122,592 euros:

  • Three annual payments of 34,800 euros. The amounts corresponding to the Social Security contributions payable by the employer (in this case, the host institution), as well as any other compulsory fee, whether current or that may be provided for in a future legal framework, will be deducted from the yearly gross amount of 34,800 euros to be received by the fellow.
  • 3,564 euros per year, as an additional amount for conferences, courses, research stays, consumables, equipment, charges for the use of intellectual property, etc. This additional amount will be managed by the centre for the benefit of the fellow and must be justified separately.
  • ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation will award a prize of 7,500 euros, which will be paid in the fourth year, should the fellow be able to deposit their thesis within 6 months after the third year of their fellowship has ended.

More information on the Retaining program can be found HERE.

Please send your research idea or any questions about the program to Dr. Nuno Bicho (nbicho@ualg.pt or nunofbicho@gmail.com) until the end of January.