ICIQ PhD Programme
ICIQ’s PhD programme is at the core of our commitment to education. We foster graduate students in their path to think, design, and execute a research project under the supervision and mentoring of an ICIQ Group Leader. The programme targets highly qualified and talented graduate students with an enthusiastic interest in chemical research and has been successful in attracting students from all over the world.
They work in creative research projects related to ICIQ’s research areas: Catalysis, and Renewable energy. Throughout their stage at ICIQ, students make the most of an excellent team of researchers and highly specialised technicians in ICIQ’s cutting-edge core facilities.
Other key aspects of the ICIQ International Graduate Student Programme are opportunities for short stays in renowned international research institutions, weekly seminars by leading scientists at the forefront of chemical research, as well as complementary training designed to ensure a successful career in a variety of areas, including hands-on training in the use of state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation, IP management, entrepreneurship, knowledge and technology transfer and communication skills.
The programme ultimately leads to obtaining a PhD degree. In partnership with the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) we offer the PhD programmes “Chemical Science and Technology” and “Nanoscience, Materials and Chemical Engineering.” Students enrolled in these programmes can apply for the International or European Mention of their doctoral degree.
Students interested in joining our graduate student programme are encouraged to apply for any of our fellowship opportunities listed below or for individual open positions in our groups.
SHARP: Severo Ochoa PhD Training Programme.
Shaping Tomorrow’s Researchers Today
This visionary, multi-annual programme, meticulously crafted by the ICIQ Academic Committee, aims to enrich the scientific knowledge and hone the essential soft skills crucial for a successful and well-rounded PhD journey. As SHARP pioneers at the national level, it reflects ICIQ’s commitment to nurturing well-rounded researchers equipped for academic and professional excellence.
First Year – Introduction to Research and Technical Skills:
The inaugural week lays the foundation for successful PhD development. It covers scientific and technical modules, team building, programming, and open science.
Second Year – Communication Skills:
Focuses on refining crucial soft skills for effective communication, including technical written and oral communication, audience segmentation, outreach considerations, and ethical aspects.
Third Year – Innovation:
Emphasizes Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) activities, delving into research on industries and technology transfer.
Fourth Year – Careers:
Centers on career development, featuring a course on CV adaptation among others.
PhD Fellowship Calls
- ICIQ PhD Fellowship Programme 2023 – Third Call – Call closed
- “la Caixa” Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships Programme. Call for applications 2024 Call open!
All fellowship open calls and PhD individual position openings are posted in the Career portal.
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Other Funding Opportunities
- ICIQ Severo Ochoa International Mobility Programme (Internal call – only for ICIQers)
The aim of this call is to support excellent PhD students in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of doctoral studies to develop a research stay from three to four months in an international institution abroad. Candidates may freely propose a research project to be carried out at a host institution of their choice.
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