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Home Scholarships CRG PhD Fellowships Programme for International Students in Spain – 2020/2021.

CRG PhD Fellowships Programme for International Students in Spain – 2020/2021.

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Application for the CRG PhD Fellowships Programme for International Students in Spain – 2020/2021. Entry is now open at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Spain.

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The mission of the CRG is to discover and advance knowledge for the benefit of society, public health and economic prosperity.  For this call, the following grants will be offered: 4 fellowships through the “Contratos predoctorales Severo-Ochoa para la Formación de doctores” 2019 call funded by the MINECO (“Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad”). (herein referred to as Severo Ochoa Grants), Up to 6 fellowships associated with the “Proyectos I+D Excelencia/Retos” 2019 Call funded by MINECO (herein referred to as FPI-Project Grants), 3 fellowships through the Chromdesign “Innovative Training Network” (herein referred to as ITN Grants) to Luciano Di Croce lab (2) and to Marc Martí-Renom lab (1). Candidates for these positions must undertake trans-national mobility, which means that candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call, Selected PhD students will receive an annual work contract with a competitive salary that will be renewed annually for a maximum of 4 years ( 3-year contract for ITNs) following the applicable national regulations. All PhD students will receive full health and occupational insurance coverage and will be included in the Spanish Social Security System.

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The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is an international biomedical research institute of excellence, created in December 2000. It is a non-profit foundation funded by the Catalan Government through the Departments of Economy & Knowledge and Health, the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, the “la Caixa” Banking Foundation, and includes the participation of Pompeu Fabra University.

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

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CRG PHD PROGRAMME ELIGIBILITY

Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

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  • Candidates of any nationality can apply for these PhD fellowships.
  • Candidates should fulfil the following eligibility criteria at the time of the call deadline. If it becomes clear before, during or after the evaluation phase that one or more of the eligibility criteria have not been fulfilled, the proposal is declared ineligible and is withdrawn from any further examination.
  • The call is open to candidates of any nationality.
  • Candidates must have obtained a University Degree and a Masters Degree in biomedical sciences within the European Higher Education System (minimum 300 ECTS) or an equivalent University Degree that allows starting a PhD thesis in the candidate’s home country by October 2020. Candidates who expect to be awarded such degree by October 2020 are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must have an excellent academic record, previous research experience and a strong commitment to scientific research.
  • Candidates must have high working knowledge of English.
  • Candidates invited to previous PhD call interviews are not eligible.
  • Preferably, candidates may not have worked at the CRG for more than 6 months before the call deadline.
  • Candidates must have high working knowledge of English.

CRG PHD PROGRAMME APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Applications must be submitted online.
  • Candidates must register in order to use the online application system.

Application Form

Application must include:

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  • 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.)
  • If the academic transcripts are not in Catalan, Spanish or English applicants should also attach a translation in one of the above-mentioned languages.
  • Applicants should select a minimum of 2 labs and a maximum of 5 in which they would like to work.
  • 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.
  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before January 13, 2020  will be considered.

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