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Open PhD Fellowships at the MTG within the INPhINIT “la Caixa” Fellowships Programme 2019

Open PhD Fellowships at the MTG within the INPhINIT “la Caixa” Fellowships Programme 2019



The DTIC as a “Maria de Maeztu Centre of Excellence” is a hosting institution within the INPhINIT “La Caixa” incoming Fellowships Programme  proposing 18 project proposals at the different research areas of DTIC, including 2 at the MTG on the following topics:

  • Extraction of patterns from audio corpora to help our musical comprehension. (Xavier Serra)
  • Technology-Enhanced Music Interaction and Cooperation. (Rafael Ramírez)

INPhINIT will recruit 35 PhD Early-stage researchers of any nationality to carry out their PhD projects in accredited centres with the Spanish Seal of Excellence Severo Ochoa, María de Maeztu or Health Institutes Carlos III and Portuguese research units accredited as “excellent” or “exceptional” according to the evaluation of the Fundação de Ciência e Tecnologia. In addition, researchers establish a personal career development plan including transnational, intersectorial and interdisciplinary mobility opportunities, and attend a full range of complementary training courses and workshops.

INPhINIT is focused on life sciences and health, technologies, physics, engineering and mathematics.

"La Caixa" Foundation will select the candidates who, subsequently,  will propose the Research Centre and the pre-doctoral position in which he/she would like to do the research project. If there is agreement between the Centre, the supervisor,  and the candidate, the fellowship will be awarded to the candidate.


Fellowship provisions

  • 3-years contract

  • Recruitment date: September/November 2019.

  • Funding per fellow: 115.092 euros

  • 104.400 euros (34.800 euros per year) including salary, employee social security contribution, income taxes and all compulsory employers’ contributions.

  • 10.692 euros (3.564 euros per year) for research costs such as conferences and workshops attendance, short-stays, consumables and intellectual property costs, among others.

  • PhD Award of 7.500 euros will be granted to researchers that submit their thesis within 6 months after the end of the fellowship.

  • Complementary training programme.


Eligibility requirements 

  • At the call deadline, candidates must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.

  • At the time of recruitment, candidates must comply with one of the following options:

    • To have completed the studies that lead to an official Spanish (or from another country of the European Higher Education Area) university degree awarding 300 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits must correspond to master level.

    • To have completed a degree in a non-Spanish university not adapted to the European Higher Education Area that gives access to doctoral studies. The verification of an equivalent level of studies to the ones mentioned above will be made by the university when the admission procedure starts.

  • Mobility Rule: For doing their research at Spanish institutions, candidates must have resided in Spain for less than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior the call deadline. Short stays such as holidays will not be taken into account when calculating the mobility requirement.

  • Demonstrable level of English (B2 or higher).


DTIC PhD program admission: 

  • Accredited undergraduate degree (Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution).  

  • Accredited graduate/master's degree (equivalent to a Spanish Master Universitario/Oficial, Master's of Research.... ) which enables them to access a Phd programme in their home country.

  • Total of 300 ECTS credits, 60 of those have to correspond to an official graduate, research oriented, master's programme.


Important dates

  • Website is open for applications.

  • Application deadline: 6th February 2019.


How to apply

Applications are managed through the La Caixa InPhINIT program website.

More information about the procedure: