Doctoral Fellowships for International Students in Spain

Deadline: 30 November 2017
Open to: any nationality
Fellowships: EUR 33,600/year with benefits


Applications are invited for up to 11 ESR doctoral fellowships for a doctoral training programme in Functional Advanced Materials.

The aim of DOC-FAM doctoral programme is to foster excellence in researchers’ training, mobility, and career development, spreading the best practices of MSCA actions.

English is the only accepted language in the programme, proposals submitted in any other language will not be considered.


DOC-FAM doctoral programme is open to researchers of any age and nationality.

Mobility rule: Candidates may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline. Time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention, compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

ESR criteria: Early-stage researchers (ESR) shall at the call deadline be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited or seconded, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is or was ever envisaged.


DOC-FAM doctoral programme promotes adequate work and employment conditions for the recruited researchers, fulfilling the principles set in the Charter & Code. Selected fellows will receive a generous salary including living and mobility allowances. In addition, DOC-FAM will cover tuition fees for PhD studies during the 3 years of the contract. Fellows will also enjoy research, training & networking costs related to their participation in the different activities throughout the programme.

Living allowance: EUR 28,800/year
Mobility allowance: EUR 4,800/year

TOTAL gross salary: EUR 33, 600/year

Research, training and networking costs: EUR 6,000/year
PhD tuition fees: EUR 600/year

How to Apply?

Each applicant interested in applying to one of the positions in DOC-FAM must register as a user in the online application system. A username, password, and valid email address must be entered. After registration is successful, the applicant will receive an acknowledgement email with an activation link.

For more information please visit the official website.

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