La Caixa postdoctoral and predoctoral fellowships
The 'La Caixa' fellowships are some of the most attractive and complete in Europe. They are aimed at supporting the best scientific talent and fostering innovative and high-quality research in Spain and Portugal. NanoGUNE, as a research center accredited with the María de Maeztu excellence award, is a host institution for the recipients of these grants.
Therefore, we encourage outstanding early-stage and junior researchers interested in applying for a research fellowship within the "La Caixa" funding programs to contact the senior scientist of nanoGUNE's research groups to explore the possibilities of working in a research proposal.
Postdoctoral Junior Leader fellowships program [Call for 2022 open until 7 October 2021]
Is aimed at hiring excellent researchers, of any nationality, who wish to continue their research career in Spain or Portugal in the STEM area (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
The Postdoctoral Junior Leader fellowships program is divided into two different frames:
Postdoctorate Junior Leader – Incoming: 25 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities. They will be offered a three-year employment contract to conduct a research project at accredited centers with the Severo Ochoa or María de Maeztu excellence award. Candidates must have resided in Spain less than 12 months in the last three years.
Postdoctorate Junior Leader – Retaining: 15 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities to carry out research at any university or research center. Candidates must have resided in Spain more than 12 months in the last three years.
By means of a complementary training programme, these fellowships are intended to consolidate research skills and to foster an independent scientific career as an option for the future.
As part of this complementary training, Junior Leader fellows have to pursue a mandatory secondment in a different institution to increase their transversal skills. These secondments, with a duration between 3 to 6 months, must be performed in an international or intersectorial institution.
Doctoral fellowship programme INPhINIT ”la Caixa” Foundation
Is devoted to attracting talented Early-Stage Researchers—of any nationality—who wish to pursue doctoral studies in Spanish or Portuguese territory.
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 centers accredited with the Spanish Seal of Excellence Severo Ochoa, María de Maeztu. This frame is addressed exclusively to STEM disciplines: life sciences and health, experimental sciences, physics, chemistry and mathematics. Candidates must have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain 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. Candidates must have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain 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.