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”la Caixa” Foundation grants 65 Doctoral INPhINIT fellowships for talented early-stage researchers of any nationality to pursue their PhD studies in Spain or Portugal. This fellowships programme is aimed at supporting the best scientific talent and fostering innovative and high-quality research in Spain and Portugal by recruiting outstanding international students and offering them an attractive and competitive environment for conducting research of excellence.

The doctoral INPhINIT fellowships offer a highly competitive salary and complementary opportunities for training on transferrable skills through annual training sessions, incentives upon completion of the thesis, among other elements that make these fellowships some of the most attractive and complete in Europe.

This programme is divided into two frames :

  • Incoming : 35 fellowships for researchers willing to pursue PhD studies in research centres accredited with the Spanish Seal of Excellence Severo Ochoa, María de Maeztu or Health Institute Carlos III and Portuguese units accredited as “excellent” according to the evaluation of the Fundação de Ciência e Tecnologia. More information
  • Retaining : 30 fellowships for researchers willing to pursue PhD studies in any research domain and any university or research center in Spain or Portugal. More information
  • At ICIQ we offer 10 Incoming positions for diferent projects in the

    field of catalysis, renewable energies and computational chemistry.

    Students within this program will have the opportunity of joining one of ICIQ's research groups to carry out one of the research projects listed bellow.


    A new catalytic fluorination platform to impact drug discovery and PET imaging

    Prof. Marcos García Suero

    Catalysis Design for the Bioinspired Synthesis of Bioactive Natural Products

    Prof. Antonio M. Echavarren

    Catalytic Development of Novel Recyclable Biobased Polymers and Functional Materials

    Prof. Arjan W. Kleij

    Catalytic valorization of chemical feedstocks for streamlining the synthesis of complex molecules

    Prof. Ruben Martin Romo

    Development of supramolecular sensors for relevant biomarkers related to human health

    Prof. Pau Ballester

    Hybrid materials for high efficiency optoelectronic devices

    Prof. Emilio Palomares Gil

    Molecular redox catalysis for artificial photosynthesis and solar fuels: towards the mitigation of global warming

    Prof. Antoni Llobet

    Photocatalytic conversion of CO2 into solar fuels and valuable compounds

    Dr. Katherine Villa

    Simulations for materials in CO2 reduction by Machine Learning techniques

    Prof. Núria López

    Toward more sustainable synthetic applications catalyzed by earth-abundant first-row transition metal systems

    Dr. Mónica H. Pérez-Temprano


    Deadline for submitting applications.

    25 January 2023, at 2 pm Peninsular Spain for Incoming

    16 February 2023, at 2 pm Peninsular Spain for Retaining

  • Access to the applications platform of ”la Caixa” Foundation fellowships programme.
  • Register to be notified when the next call for applications is open
  • For any questions or queries please send an email to:

    If you have any further questions, please contact at ICIQ.

  • Download the INCOMING programme rules, and the RETAINING programme rules.
  • For details of the grant, applications and selection criteria process, and other general questions, please visit the INPhINIT programme website.

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