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Scholarships and grants offered at IFCA

November  12th, 2020

Are you interested in basic physics?

Do you want to work with our team and gain experience in the various research projects carried out at IFCA?

Prepare your application!

The Instituto de Física de Cantabria (CSIC-UC), in a constant search for young talent of any nationality to join its team, is committed to university or pre-university students by supporting research through various scholarship schemes and research grants. For this purpose, we inform about open calls for grants for pre-doctoral contracts for the completion of doctoral theses. These are the opportunities available to work with IFCA's research staff and carry out a doctorate in any of the institute's lines of research:

  • Grants for the training of university teachers (FPU) 2020 

As part of the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2017/2020, these grants are intended for research training in doctoral programs for the achievement of a doctoral degree and acquisition of university teaching skills, in any area of scientific knowledge, to facilitate the future incorporation of these people into the Spanish system of higher education and scientific research.

The call for applications is open from November 16th to December 11th, 2020 (14:00 CET). You can find complete information about the call here:

  • The doctoral fellowship programme INPhINIT "la Caixa" 

Is devoted to attracting talented Early-Stage Researchers—of any nationality—who wish to pursue doctoral studies in Spanish or Portuguese territory. IFCA offers 10 predoctoral contracts to follow a PhD on different topics associated with its research lines. The programme description is given here:

The ten IFCA projects are as follows: 

Advanced Hybrid semiconductor sensors for the High-Luminosity upgrade of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment.

Advanced LIDAR systems based on Optical Frequency Combs and Chaotic Signals

Deep learning models in climate downscaling

Extreme sensitive detectors for Dark Matter searches and quantum imaging

Optical frequency combs for microwave and Terahertz applications

Physics exploitation of high-energy proton-proton collision data recorded with the CMS experiment 

Qualitative software engineering and computational techniques for reproducible research

Searching for Dark Matter with Gravitational Telescopes

Unveiling the microwave sky with advanced data analysis techniques

The full details of the IFCA offer can be found in this site:

IFCA is an institution that supports and promotes equal opportunities. We encourage applications from female scientists.

For further information:

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    Instituto de Física de Cantabria
    Edificio Juan Jordá
    Avenida de los Castros, s/n
    E-39005 Santander
    Cantabria, Spain

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