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IBEC International PhD Programme fellowships


The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)

is one of the top research institutions named as a Severo Ochoa Research Centre by Ministry of Science and Innovation, which recognizes excellence at the highest international level in terms of research, training, human resources, outreach and technology transfer.

With the aim to train the next generation of experts in bioengineering, IBEC offers in this call the following fellowships:

  • 3 PhD fellowships are offered, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.
  • 2 PhD fellowships funded by IBEC.


The IBEC International PhD programme fellowships offer a 4-year predoctoral contract with the following gross annual salary:

  • 17.500 € for the first two years.
  • 18.500 € for the 3rd year.
  • 22.284,15 € for the 4th year.

Moreover, 6.860€ are also offered for mobility and training during the 4-year period.


From December 15th 2021 until January 31st 2022, an online application form will be available through the IBEC International PhD Programme dedicated site.


IBEC is committed to the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (The Charter & Code). In 2015, IBEC gained the HR Excellence in Research Award in recognition of our ongoing commitment. At the mid-term evaluation in 2017, IBEC was successful in Our Recruitment and Selection Policy is based on the OTM Strategy (Open, Transparent and Merit-based recruitment) and accept applications without distinction on any grounds. Candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Our commitment to OTM-R principles can also be found in our Gender and Diversity plan.

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