Author Topic: CRG/La Caixa PhD Fellowships for International Students in Spain, 2014  (Read 276 times)

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La Caixa Foundation offers PhD fellowships for international students to carry out a PhD in biomedicine at the CRG. Candidates must have obtained a university degree in biomedical sciences within the European Higher Education (minimum 240 ECTS) or a university degree that allows to start a PhD thesis in the candidate’s home country by September 2014. Successful candidates will join research groups with top-level scientists. Fellows will be supported for a period of 4 years. Applicants should be submitted till 24th January 2014.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded  to carry out a PhD in biomedicine. Successful candidates will join research groups with top-level scientists and will carry out their research in one of the following programmes: Bioinformatics and Genomics, Cell and Developmental Biology, Gene Regulation, Stem Cells and Cancer and Systems Biology.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing PhD degree at the CRG.

Scholarship Provider: La Caixa Foundation

Scholarship can be taken at: Spain

Eligibility: Candidates must fulfil the following requirements at the time of the deadline:

-Candidates must have obtained a university degree in biomedical sciences within the European Higher Education (minimum 240 ECTS) or a university degree that allows to start a PhD thesis in the candidate’s home country by September 2014. Candidates who expect to be awarded with such degree by September 2014 are eligible to apply.

-Candidates must have an excellent academic record, previous research experience and a strong commitment for scientific research

-Candidates must have a high working knowledge of English

-Candidates applying for the 4 top ranked positions funded by “la Caixa” may not have worked at the CRG for more than 3 months before the deadline

-The call is open to candidates of any nationality.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The call is open to candidates of any nationality.

Scholarship Description: “La Caixa” Foundation is a non-profit organisation, which receives its funding from the third biggest financial institution in Spain, the Caja de Ahorros y Pensiones de Barcelona, “la Caixa”. Since 1982, “la Caixa” Foundation runs several programmes in the education and research field, poverty and social exclusion, environment and culture. The educational and research programme promotes academic research and equal opportunities. In the past thirty years, thousands of students have been able to develop their studies with a “La Caixa” fellowship. Since 2008 “La Caixa” Foundation has been supporting International PhD Programmes from selected Spanish biomedical institutes, such as the CRG, to promote excellent science in Spain. “La Caixa” Foundation is currently providing support to the CRG and the other Spanish Centers of Excellence recognised with the Severo Ochoa Award by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. The CRG is recruiting within the CRG International PhD Fellowship Programme “La Caixa”- Severo Ochoa highly talented and motivated students with outstanding qualifications to carry out a PhD in biomedicine at the CRG.

Number of award(s): The current call offers 4 positions funded by “La Caixa”. In addition, at least 6 additional positions will be offered with funds provided by the CRG and the Severo Ochoa Programme.

Duration of award(s): Fellows will be supported for a period of 4 years.

What does it cover?CRG/”la Caixa” fellows will benefit from the CRG Research and Training Programme, which includes:

-International scientific environment. CRG is located in Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB), a cluster for biomedical research in southern Europe, which includes several other biomedical research institutions and more than 1000 researchers

-Advanced research training (training-through research, specific scientific and technology courses and a variety of CRG seminars and CRG/PRBB conferences with international invited speakers)

-Career development activities (INTERVALS Programme offered to PRBB residents)

-Cutting- edge advanced core facilities

-Other initiatives and activities organised by the PRBB and CRG

-Student community activities (Annual Retreat & Annual Symposium)

-Internationally competitive salary

Selection Criteria: The selection of the fellows will be based on the candidates’ academic qualifications and research excellence. The pre-selection will be based on the candidate’s CV, reference letters and on the research interests. Complete applications will be reviewed within a month after the deadline.

Notification: Applicants will be notified from 8th to 14th March 2014.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Candidates must register in order to use the online application system.

-The online application form requests all of the necessary information for the initial stages of the selection process (General information, Education, Coursework, Honours, scholarships, prizes and awards, research experience, scientific interests and reference letters.)

-Applicants should indicate up to two research programmes in which they would like to work, in order of preference. Moreover, if candidates have interest in a particular research group, they should indicate it in the motivation letter.

-Two reference letters will be automatically requested to the referees proposed by the candidate through the online system.

Candidates must ensure that all information is included before the deadline, including the reference letters. Incomplete proposals will not be considered.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 24th January 2014.

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