Information for PhD Studies
Scholarships to carrying out a PhD thesis
If you have completed your master’s thesis through the Program of High Energy Physics, Astrophyiscs and Cosmology, the general tendency for students, intending to become independent researchers, is to continue their academic formation by carrying out a PhD thesis.
If you do intend to carry out your PhD studies, you may apply to the scholarships funded by the administration through public calls. It is highly recommended to carry out a PhD with the aid of a scholarship, fellowship or grant since universities and research institutes rarely offer research positions entirely funded on their own.
A brief description of each scholarship is provided to give an idea of the type of scholarship you may apply to depending on your personal and professional background.
If you are coming from abroad, take into consideration that grant resolutions may take several months and not always occur during the same time of the year as previous calls.
Please consider that not all scholarships cover complete registration fees for both programs so you must be aware of this issue when commencing the application process.
Doctoral Fellowships (MINECO)
These scholarships are addressed to graduate students that would like to obtain their PhD degree in any field of knowledge. These scholarships are linked to specific research projects, which are supported financially by the “Plan Nacional de I+D+i” and the Severo Ochoa Excellence Program, amongst others. For more information on the program, application processes, deadlines and other details, please refer to:
The FPU scholarships are addressed to graduate students that are interested in obtaining a PhD degree. These scholarships promote the teaching and research education within the personal researcher’s framework.This scholarship is an individual scholarship in contrast to the FPI scholarship, which is associated to research projects. For more information on the program, application processes, deadlines and other details, please refer to:
FI (AGAUR - Generalitat de Catalunya)
The FI scholarships are oriented essentially towards incorporating PhD students in official PhD and Masters programs with the objective of including then in individual research projects or in research groups that are developing R+D projects. The date of completion of a master’s degree must be within the period January 1st, 2013 – December 31st, 2015. In order to applied for this scholarship, the student must be enrolled in the research phase of a PhD program at the time of the grant acceptance. For more information on the program, application processes, requisites, deadlines and other details:
FI (Generalitat de Catalunya)
PIF (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Other PhD fellowship opportunities are related to COFUND projects. Check the open call in the IFAE website.