Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Grants, bursaries and Scholarships for doctoral studies

 There are a variety of grants for the doctoral students in the form of contracts for research, mobility grants or prizes for top quality work.

Concept Description Competition Status
Grants to jointly supervised doctoral programmes Calls for applications for registration grants relating to jointly supervised doctoral programmes 2017-2018 academic year:

1st Resolution

15/05/2018

 

"Fundación Jesús Serra" Research Prize

To acknowledge the excellent standard of the work carried out by Spanish scientists in epidemiology and basic, clinical and technological research within the fields of diet, nutrition and health. 09/03/2018
SNE Award aimed at doctoral thesis in Nuclear Technology 2017 Award aimed at doctoral thesis related to Nuclear science and/or technology 2017. 26/01/2018
DRAC aids in advanced training in the universities of "Xarxa Vives"

To promote the mobility of doctoral students in relation to official activities organized by the "Xarxa Vives".

1st deadline: 15/05/2017

2nd deadline: 15/09/2017

3rd deadline: 15/01/2018

Contracts for university teacher trainning (FPU) University graduates enrolled in a doctoral programme at a Spanish university. 29/12/2017, 2pm (GTM+1)
Industrial Doctorates Plan 2017 (AGAUR) Aimed at PhD students interested in a research project carried out at a company, in collaboration with the university.

1st deadline: 10/04/2017

2nd deadline: 13/06/2017

3rd deadline: 09/10/2017

4th deadline: 04/12/2017

Enrique Fuentes Quintana Awards - Funcas (Call 2016-17)

The Enrique Fuentes Quintana Awards aim for reward the effort, commitment and hard work that requires the completion of a doctoral thesis. There are four categories: health sciences, social sciences, humanities and engineering, mathematics, architecture and physics.

01/12/2017
Special Doctoral Prize competition for the 2016-17 academic year Every academic year, the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) awards various special doctoral prizes. These academic distinctions are in recognition of doctoral theses of the highest quality. 02/11/2017 to 30/11/2017
Second Call RED CEI's for PhD Mobility II Call for Mobility Grant for PhD (postdoc) to contribute to a more dynamic Food System by making easier the mobility of the PhD.
- Fields: primary production (agriculture, farming and cattle and fishing) and advanced technologies on food production, agri-food processing, nutrition and health, catering and gastronomy.
- Call information and documents
20/11/2017 2pm (GTM+1)
URV: Martí-Franquès Research Grants Programme. Doctoral grants (PMF-PIPF) - 2017 Contracts for trainee researchers to complete a doctoral thesis at the Rovira i Virgili University (URV).

First edition: 12/06/2017 1pm (GTM+1)

Second edition: 07/11/2017 1pm (GTM+1)

Call for grants: Fundación Universitaria Oriol Urquijo (esp)

Scholarships to carry out a doctoral thesis in any of the following areas: Philosophy, Law, Social Sciences and Theology.

31/10/2017

Accessible technologies (Indra - Fundación Universia)

Innovation projects, with a maximum duration of 12 months, aimed at the development of technological solutions, from software to devices, instruments or equipment, that can be used by or for people with disabilities. 25/10/2017
Contracts for trainee researchers to complete a doctoral thesis (FPI 2017) Contracts for trainee researchers to complete a doctoral thesis. 18/10/2017 3pm (GTM+1)
Grants for the recruitment of early-stage research staff (FI 2018) AGAUR Contracts for trainee researchers to complete a doctoral thesis. 16/10/2017
2017 Award for completed research papers or doctoral thesis Award of the "Consejo Económico y Social" of Aragón to completed research papers or doctoral thesis 10/10/2017
2017 Award of research "Ángela López Jiménez" Award to recognize and facilitate the realization of a research project on matters of economic, social or labor relevance of special interest to Aragón. 10/10/2017
"Premis Nacionals de Recerca 2017" (Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació)

The Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació, with the support of the Catalan Government, organises the Catalonian National Research Awards. These prestigious awards recognise and reflect different aspects of research efforts, communications and outreach as well as scientific sponsorhip and PPP in R&I initiatives.

New deadline: 16/10/2017 14h (GTM+1)
Canon Foundation Fellowships 15 grants aimed at European and Japanese researchers, from any field of knowledge, to make a stay of between 3 months and one year in Japan or Europe. 15/09/2017
Call for the URV'S future researcher grants for the 2017-18 academic year

To channel the best URV master's degree students to doing their doctoral thesis at URV.

01/06/2017 to 15/09/2017
MOBINT Aids Aid for internacional student mobility with academic recognition of Catalan universities for the academic year 2017-2018 (MOBINT).  21/08/2017
INAP Awards 2016 and 2017 Awards for doctoral theses of the National Institute of Public Administration (INAP):
  • INAP Award - 2016 Edition: theses defended in the period from January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016
  • INAP Award - 2017 Edition: theses defended in the period from July 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017
14/08/2017
Aid for the best entrepreneurial ideas Promoting entrepreneurship among students of the URV 31/07/2017
Tarragonès Award 2017 Research Fellowship Research projects about the "Tarragonès" region, in the field of Humanities. 07/07/2017
Iberoamérica Scholarships. Santander Research. Santander Universities. 2017. Spain (esp) Teaching and research staff, and PhD students of the participating Spanish universities. 30/06/2017
URV: Martí-Franquès Research Grants Programme. Postdoctoral research. Starting Grant (PMF-POST) - 2017 An exceptional opportunity for a young researcher to prepare a research project proposal to be submitted at the European Research Council or equivalent and to develop this project in an excellent scientific environment.  12/06/2017 1pm, (GTM+1)
"Agustín de Betancourt y Molina" and "Juan López de Peñalver" Awards Addressed to researchers and young professionals who have made relevants contributions in the field of engineering 31/05/2017
Aid in Training of Joan Maragall Foundation for the 2017-2018 academic year Students interested in connecting any culture sector and Christianity 22/05/2017
Fulbright grants for the academic year 2017-18 For scholarships of maximum 12 months (renewable) at a university in EEUU 08/05/2017
EU-FORA Scientific Poster Competition PhD researchers interested in food safety risk assessment to do a training at European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) 05/05/2017
Balsells grant - Generalitat de Catalunya in University of Colorado, Boulder (BBC), in the field of engineering For students who have obtained a degree in the field of engineering who have been admitted to the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of Colorado, Boulder 06/04/2017
Max Planck Luxembourg PhD Scholarships 2018 For scholarships of maximum 12 months at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg carrying out research in the field of Law 30/04/2017
ARES - URV and La Caixa Bank Foundation aid for research stays abroad Aimed at URV researchers to make research stays at international centers with prestige 31/03/2017
Banc Sabadell Foundation Award for Economic Research Spanish researchers, under 40 years, in the fields of economics, business and social knowledge 30/04/2017
Martí i Franquès COFUND fellowship programme The Martí i Franquès COFUND Fellowships Programme (MFP) is a redesign of the existing MF programme, offering 25 doctoral contracts at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV). The programme is uniquely shaped to offer the best training stemming from the "triple i" principles of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions: international, interdisciplinary and intersectorial. 15/04/2017
"Consell Social" Award for Social Impact Research Moving towards a culture that integrates the social impact at different stages of the scientific process 30/04/2017
Obra Social "la Caixa": aids for postgraduate studies in North America and Asia-Pacific 55 scholarships for postgraduate studies in North America and Asia-Pacific 04/04/2017
Predoctoral research aids, Banc Sabadell Foundation

Aid for Spanish researchers in the process of doctoral thesis realization in a Spanish university in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities. 

01/03/2017
Obra Social "la Caixa": aids for doctoral studies in Spain 20 scholarships for doctoral studies in universities and research centers in Spain 28/02/2017
Contracts for university teacher trainning (FPU)

University graduates enrolled in a doctoral program at a Spanish university.

03/02/2017, 2pm (GMT+1)
Obra Social "la Caixa": aids for international researchers 57 scholarships for international researchers to pursue doctoral studies at the best research centers in Spain 02/02/2017
Obra Social "la Caixa": aids for postgraduate studies in Europe 65 scholarships for postgraduate studies in European universities 02/02/2017
Supplementary aids for beneficiaries of the subprogram of university teacher training (FPU). Short stays in foreign centers, and exceptionally Spanish (2017) 

University graduates enrolled in a doctoral program at a Spanish university.

30/01/2017, 2pm (GMT+1)
Supplementary aids for beneficiaries of the subprogram of university teacher training (FPU). Temporary transfers to foreign centers (2017) 

University graduates enrolled in a doctoral program at a Spanish university.

30/01/2017, 2pm (GMT+1)
Aids for predoctoral contracts of the "Salvador de Madariaga" Program at the European University Institute for 2017

University graduates enrolled in a doctoral program at a Spanish university.

31/01/2017, 2pm (GMT+1)
MINECO: National Programme for the Promotion of Talent and Its Employability (Industrial Doctorates) Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (esp) Aimed at companies interested in hiring a PhD student to develop an industrial research project. 15/02/2017
MINECO: National Programme for the Promotion of Talent and Its Employability (Torres Quevedo) Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (esp) Aimed at companies interested in hiring a Postdoc to develop an industrial research project. 09/02/2017
University de Foggia - Call for International Postgraduate Scholarship on Food Science and Health for 2016/2017 Academic Year Visiting Scholars are expected to stay for a minimum of 12 months at the University of Foggia (Italy). 31/12/2016 
Enrique Fuentes Quintana Awards - Funcas The Enrique Fuentes Quintana Awards aim for reward the effort, commitment and hard work that requires the completion of a doctoral thesis. There are four categories: health sciences, social sciences, humanities and engineering, mathematics, architecture and physics. 31/12/2016
Special doctoral prizes 2015-16 (URV) Every academic year, the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) awards various special doctoral prizes. These academic distinctions are in recognition of doctoral theses of the highest quality. 30/11/2016
Amelia Earhart Fellowships

The Amelia Earhart Fellowships are awarded annually to women pursuing a PhD/doctoral degree in aerospace.-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. 

15/11/2016
University Foundation José Luis de Oriol-Catalina de Urquijo Foundation announces a contest of merits to grant six scholarships to the completion of the doctoral thesis in any of these areas: Humanities, Law, Medicine and Theology. See more information in the attached document . 31/10/2016
Premi Clara Immerwahr 2017 TheClara Immerwahr Award, launched by UniCat in 2011, is conferred annually to a young female scientist from Germany or abroad at an early stage of her career. 30/10/2016
2nd Call for the URV'S future researcher grants for the 2016-17 academic year 

To channel the best URV master's degree students to doing their doctoral thesis at URV.

17/10/2016
Premio México de Ciencia y Tecnología 2016 The Prize will be awarded to a person of recognized professional prestige who has made a significant contribution to universal scientific knowledge, technological progress or development of social sciences, has been recognized for the international impact of their contributions.  15/10/2016
Fundación Focus-Abengoa

Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis on a Theme Related to Seville

15/10/2016

Aids for predoctoral contracts for the training of doctoral students

Aids for predoctoral contracts for the training of doctoral students 27/09/2016

Call for the URV'S future researcher grants for the 2016-17 academic year 

To channel the best URV master's degree students to doing their doctoral thesis at URV.

19/09/2016
Industrial Doctorates Plan 2016 Aimed at PhD students interested in a research project carried out at a company, in collaboration with the university. Several deadlines (Deadline 05/12/2016)


"Fernando Serrano Mangas" Award (esp)
 
Theses with the "cum laude" mention, defended in 2015 or 2016, that discuss the relations between Spain and/or Portugal with Latin America, and vice versa. 01/10/2016

Canon Foundation Fellowships

Aimed at highly qualified European and Japanese researchers. European Fellows are expected to pursue a period of research in Japan whereas Japanese Fellows are expected to do their research in Europe. Canon Foundation Fellowships are for a minimum period of three months up to maximum of one year and support all fields of research.

15/09/2016

BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards To recognize and encourage world-class research and artistic creation, prizing contributions of lasting impact for their originality, theoretical significance and ability to push back the frontiers of the known world. 30/06/2016

Iberoamérica Scholarships. Santander Research. Santander Universities. 2016. Spain (esp)

Teaching and research staff, and PhD students of the participating Spanish universities. 30/06/2016

"Enrique Fuentes Quintana" Awards

To award doctoral theses defended between 01/09/2014 and 30/08/2015, for each one of the following areas:

30/06/2016

URV: Martí-Franquès Research Grants Programme. Doctoral grants - 2016

Contracts for trainee researchers to complete a doctoral thesis at the Rovira i Virgili University (URV). 13/06/2016

"Agustín de Betancourt y Molina" y "Juan López de Peñalver" Awards To award research projects in Engineering. 31/05/2016

ISCIII: ISCIII: Call and grants available under the Health Research and Development Strategy 2016

Predoctoral contracts for training in research into health (PFIS) and i-PFIS contracts: IIS-Company Doctorates in Health Sciences and Technologies

11/05/2016

"Durán Farrell" Award 2016 (UPC- Grup Gas Natural) (esp) To award reseach projects in Technology. 09/05/2016

Max Planck Luxembourg PhD Scholarships 2017

Scholarships are offered to PhD students who plan to undertake research at the Institute within the Institute's areas of research, i.e. international dispute resolution and comparative procedural law. 30/04/2016

Biomedical Research Awards (Banc Sabadell Foundation) Encourage and recognize the work done by Spanish researchers in Biomedicine and Health Sciences. 30/04/2016

"Alberto Rábano" Award (Fundación Romanillos) (esp) To award doctoral theses in Neurosciences. 04/04/2016

MINECO: National Programme for the Promotion of Talent and Its Employability (Industrial Doctorates 2015) Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (esp). Aimed at companies interested in hiring a PhD student to develop an industrial research project. 03/03/2016

MINECO: National Programme for the Promotion of Talent and Its Employability (Torres Quevedo 2015) Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (esp). Aimed at companies interested in hiring a Postdoc to develop an industrial research project. 01/03/2016

Grant "JOSEP ANTON BAIXERAS SASTRE - FUNDACIÓ PRIVADA MÚTUA CATALANA" New PhD students of Humanistic Studies within the research lines of Catalan Philology 29/02/2016

CNIC International Postdoctoral Programme CNIC IPP. The present call offers 8 POSTDOCTORAL fellowships, each one of 3 years. 23/12/2015

Predoctoral contracts for university teacher trainning (FPU 2015) (esp) PhD grants. 22/12/2015

AQU Catalunya & Obra Social "la Caixa": Call for applications for study grants for the Employers project. The grants are aimed at university researchers and research groups. 11/12/2015

Competition for the special doctoral prizes 2014-15 Each academic year, the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) awards the special doctoral prizes. This academic distinction gives recognition to doctoral theses of the highest quality. From 1st to 30th November 2015

Industrial Doctorates Plan 2015 Aimed at PhD students interested in a research project carried out at a company, in collaboration with the university. Several deadlines

Eurocampus: mobility grants for cotutelle (cat) Eurocampus Phd Students who do their doctoral thesis through an agreement between euroregional universities of different nationality 30/10/2015

AXA Research Funds - Postdoctoral Fellowships 2016

Postdoctoral Fellowships.

More information: grec(ELIMINAR)@urv.cat (Research Management Service, URV)

30/10/2015

AGAUR - Grants for universities and research centres for the recruitment of new research personnel (FI-DGR 2016).

PhD grants. 22/09/2015

Call for Master's Degree Grants and Awards, academic year 2015-16 (more information)

Section C: "Futurs Joves Investigadors" (Future Young Researcher) Awards

To channel the best URV master's degree students to doing their doctoral thesis at URV.

From 30/06/2015 to 04/09/2015

"Chair of Adapted Physical Activity "Divina Pastora" - Universitat de València"  Awards To award the best work of Final Master and/or doctoral thesis in Adapted Physical Activity and Sport. 30/10/2015

Gender Equality Observatory of URV:

Helena M. Maseras Award

To master's and doctoral theses on women and gender studies.

16/10/2015

National Programme for the Promotion of Talent and Its Employability: Short stays in foreign centers Short stays in foreign centers (2016). 10/07/2015

Consell Comarcal del Tarragonès: "Tarragonés Beca de Investigación 2015" Award. To promote research on the region as a whole or municipalities that compose it, in the field of humanities research. 03/07/2015