The Centre for Research in Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF) in Barcelona, Spain, offers PhD positions for young researchers of any nationality in 8 top-level research training programmes within the INPhINIT Doctorate Scholarships call, a research programme promoted by La Caixa Foundation dedicated to attracting early-stage talented researchers.
For the 2020 call for proposals, 35 fellowships are offered to young researchers of any nationality to carry out their doctoral studies in research centres accredited with the Severo Ochoa Seal of Excellence. This framework of scientist funding is aimed exclusively at doctoral research projects in disciplines encompassing life and health sciences, experimental sciences, physics, chemistry and mathematics.
Those interested in pursuing a scientific career through a PhD at CREAF can apply for a fellowship for the following programmes within the institution:
- PHUSICOS (According to Nature) (Dra. Pilar Andrés Pastor)
- New Iberian Forests under Global Change: A multi-scale approach. NEWFORLAND (Dr. Joan Pino)
- Life history variation and the non-random loss of biological diversity in human-altered habitats (Dr. Daniel Sol)
- Global change adaptation in Mediterranean basins (Dr. Javier Retana)
- Data-driven assessment of global patterns in tree drought responses and forest water use (Dr. Rafael Poyatos)
- Behavioural and populational effects of authorized fungicide sprays on insect pollinators (Dr. Jordi Bosch)
- Anthropogenic global changes in bioelemental stocks and flows and their impacts on nature and humans (BIOELEMENTAL) (Prof. Josep Peñuelas)
- Anthropic and climatic effects on large ungulates in mountain ecosystems (Dr. Bernat Claramunt López)
To be eligible for these scholarships, young researchers of any nationality must be proficient in English and hold a higher education degree at the time of commencement in the host institutions, which allows them to enroll in an official doctoral programme in accordance with current regulations. Applicants must also be within the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research career and have not yet obtained or be able to apply for a doctoral degree.
Other requirements include that candidates wishing to join a Spanish centre or university may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than twelve months in the three years immediately prior to the deadline for submission of applications.
The deadline for submitting applications is 4 February 2020. The total amount of the fellowship awarded by La Caixa Foundation to those finally elected in this call will be 122,592 €. For more details on the requirements of the call, see the official document of the call here.