Predoctoral Programmes

INPhINIT, the "la Caixa" Doctoral Fellowship Programme

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.

The doctoral INPhINIT fellowships offer a highly competitive salary and complementary opportunities for training on transferrable skills (through the collaboration of leading entities such as Vitae and Oxentia), 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.

This programme is divided into two different modalities:

  • 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" or "exceptional" according to the evaluation of the Fundação de Ciência e Tecnologia. 
    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.
    The IMIBIC groups that offer hosting for INPhINIT Incoming fellows are listed here. Detailed description and hosting offers are available at EURAXESS and via the fellowship FINDER.
    If you are interested in applying for a Doctoral INPhINIT Incoming fellowship, please contact us at international@imibic.org for more information.
    The call for applications opens on the date the call rules are published and closes on 6 February 2019 at 2 p.m. (Central European Time - CET).
  • 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 who are awarded a fellowship must take up the doctoral studies at a university or research centre where they have not taken up bachelor's studies before, i.e. students who have their Bachelor's degree from the University of Córdoba are not eligible for INPhINIT Retaining Fellowship at IMIBIC.
    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.
    If you are interested in applying for a Doctoral INPhINIT Retaining fellowship with one of the IMIBIC research groups, please contact us at international@imibic.org for more information.
    The call for applications opens on the date the call rules are published and closes on 27 February 2019 at 2 p.m. (Central European Time - CET).

What INPhINIT offers?

  • Employement contract
  • Complementary training programme
  • Monitoring plan
  • Secondments
  • Mentoring
  • Public particiation activities
  • Networking activities