The Industrial Doctorates Plan is a Government of Catalonia initiative, in collaboration with public and private universities, that aims to contribute to the competitiveness and internationalisation of the Catalan industrial fabric, retain talent and place doctoral students in companies where they can develop R&D&I projects.
The essential element of the Industrial Doctorates Plan is the industrial doctorate project, that is, a strategic research project carried out at a company that allows the doctorand to further develop his research training in collaboration with a university, and which is the object of a doctoral thesis.
- The doctorand will be given a thesis director from the university and a project manager appointed by the company.
- The time dedicated by the doctorand to the research projects will be divided between the company and the university.
- The doctorand will take part in training programmes in specific skills related to project coordination and management, business plans, industrial and intellectual property, among other relevant subjects.
- The doctorand will be given a yearly stipend (mobility fund).
How to participate in "Pla DI" 2016?
The procedure has several phases. Consult the Industrial Doctorates Plan of the Catalan Government for information on the dates of each phase and steps that you must follow.
2016: open call. Deadline: 5th of December 2016.
The university and the company agree on and fill in the form for a project.
- Project publication.
The industrial projects are posted on the website and the period for applicants is opened.
The company and the university jointly select the candidate who best meets the requirements.
- Grant application.
The university and the company must jointly submit an application to the AGAUR using the Virtual Citizen Care Office (OVT), with all the required documentation (collaboration agreement, selection report, academic transcripts and admission documentation).