The deadline for the first partial resolution (first fortnight of June) has been cancelled, and applications submitted in the first period (until 14th of April) will be resolved within the deadline set for the second partial resolution.
These are the deadlines foreseen for the publication of the resolutions:
First partial resolution (first fortnight of June): cancelled.
Second partial resolution: second fortnight of July 2020 (for applications submitted from 26th of February to 9th of June 2020 at 2:00 pm): change due to the state of alarm.
Third partial resolution: first fortnight of December 2020 (for applications submitted from 10th of June to 6th of October 2020 at 2:00 pm).
Fourth partial resolution: first fortnight of February 2021 (for applications submitted from 7th of October 7 to 15th of December 2020 at 2:00 pm).
Extraordinary measures adopted by the Catalan Government as a result of the covid-19 pandemic
Doctoral students may spend up to one annual amount of their mobility grant (€2,200) on other expenses related to the performance of their thesis.
Costs arising from fees paid for cancelled congresses and registration fees for virtual conferences are accepted.
If the amount of the industrial doctorate grant corresponding to the research group is not fully spent, the doctoral student may be covered, once the contract with the company has terminated, either by means of a scholarship, a collaboration agreement or the legal instrument deemed appropriate (this allows covering cases of dismissal or closure of companies).
Regarding the terms and effects of the suspension (14 March - 1 June):
To calculate the terms, it can be construed that, due to the declaration of a state of emergency, the terms were suspended from 14 March until 1 June (79 days to add to the terms). Benefiting from the 79-day extension is optional.
- If the project was in progress when the state of emergency was declared, the 79 days will be added to the period from the project completion date (therefore, any type of expense during the extension period may be offset).
- If the project was enjoying an extension period when the state of emergency was declared, the 79 days will be added to the extension period (therefore, only expenses related to the thesis defence and the doctoral student).