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 2018-2019 academic year:

1st deadline: 09/07/2018 to 28/09/2018

Industrial Doctorates Plan 2018 (AGAUR) Aimed at PhD students interested in a research project carried out at a company, in collaboration with the university.

1st deadline: 11/06/2018

2nd deadline: 15/10/2018

3rd deadline: 10/12/2018

Doctoral grant "Fundación de Promoción de la Investigación José Luis de Oriol - Catalina de Urquijo" (esp) To train and promote teaching and research activities in the framework of a Christian way of life. From 1 to 31 October 2018
"Ángela López Jiménez" Award (Consejo Económico y Social de Aragón) (esp) To recognise and facilitate the realization of a research project on matters of economic, social or labor importance that has special interest for Aragon. 28/09/2018
"Consejo Económico y Social de Aragón" Award (esp) To award research projects, including doctoral theses, which, dealing with matters of economic, social or labor importance, have special interest for Aragon. 28/09/2018
Short stays in R+D Centres (Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades) (esp) Short stays in R+D Centres, for PhD students. 20/09/2018 15h (researchers deadline)

Call for the URV'S future researcher grants for the 2018-19 academic year

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

14/09/2018
"Delegación del Gobierno" Awards for theses on violence against women (esp) Doctoral theses on violence against women. 13/07/2018
"Cum Laude" Award (cat) The purpose of the call is to award high-level research projects in the field of Law and Economics, written in Catalan. It is addressed to persons who have defended their doctoral thesis in 2016 and 2017 in any of the universities of the "Xarxa Vives". 30/06/2018

"Ajuts per a tesis doctorals en català" (TDCAT 2018) (cat)

Doctoral theses written in Catalan and defended in 2017. 31/05/2018
"Santander Investigación" Grants, 2018-19 (esp) Teaching and research staff, and PhD students of the participating Spanish universities interested in short stays at universities in Iberoamerica. 31/05/2018
"Agustín de Betancourt" and "Juan López de Peñalver" Awards for young researchers (esp)

Researchers or professionals who have made original and relevant contributions in any of the fields of engineering.

New deadline 30/06/2018

"Fundació Joan Maragall" training grants, 2018-19 (cat)

Students interested in connecting any cultural sector and Christianity. 24/05/2018
Martí i Franquès COFUND Fellowships Programme The Martí i Franquès COFUND Fellowships Programme (MFP) is a redesign of the existing MF programme, offering 28 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. 20/05/2018
"Nativitat Yarza" Grant To promote unprecedented research in the field of Social Sciences: proposals to achieve equality and the exercise of the full citizenship of women. 17/05/2018
Grants to jointly supervised doctoral programmes Calls for applications for registration grants relating to jointly supervised doctoral programmes 2017-2018 academic year:

1st Resolution

2nd Resolution

3rd Resolution

31/05/2018
ISCIII's Predoctoral contracts for training in Health Sciences (PFIS) To promote the completion of a doctoral thesis in Health Sciences. 10/04/2018, 3pm
ISCIII's Contracts i-PFIS: Doctorates IIS-company in Sciences and Health Technologies To promote the completion of a doctoral thesis in an accredited Health Research Institute (IIS). 10/04/2018, 3pm
"Fundación Carolina" Doctoral Grants For citizens of any of the Latin American countries that are members of the Ibero-American Community of Nations, who wish to study a Doctoral Programme in the URV (2018-19 academic year). The candidate can not directly request the scholarship but must do so through their institution of origin in Latin America. 05/04/2018
"Fundació Josep Irla" Award To acnowledge works, written in Catalan, that look at the political, economic, social and cultural reality of the Catalan Countries and their future challenges. 05/04/2018, 2pm
"Fundación Rey Jaime I" Award To award Basic Research, Economics, Medical Research, Environmental Protection, New Technologies and Entrepreneurship. 20/03/2018
"Daniel Bravo" Grants for short stays abroad to conduct cardiovascular research. For researchers (in possession of a doctorate, bachelor's degree or equivalent) who carry out their activity in Catalonia and who wish to make short stays at leading centres in their field in North America or Europe. 15/03/2018

"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
ISCIII's Grants in health research management (FGIN) Scholarships to carry out activities in management of research in Health Sciences at the ISCIII. 08/03/2018, 3pm (GTM+1)
Fellowships to carry out a doctorate at Spanish universities and research centres (Obra Social "la Caixa") "la Caixa" Foundation offers 20 fellowships to carry out a doctorate at Spanish universities and research centres. 27/02/2018
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
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.

19/01/2018
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
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