The objectives of the talent attraction and recruiting actions are to improve our current training programs, to attract scientific talent, to educate, support and guide the young researchers and to boost our internationalization. The targets of the actions are the Master students, the PhD and postdoc fellows, and also the permanent researchers.
Tools & Actions
National and international calls (JdC, RyC, MSCA)
We support the already existing calls for pre-doc, postdoc and permanent researchers, including the Juan de la Cierva, Beatriu de Pinós, Ramón y Cajal and all the MSCA actions.
Severo Ochoa Master internships
We have created a Master’s students call, which was first launched in 2016 in collaboration with the CSIC, so that Master students can complete their Master’s final research project in one of our ICMAB research groups. In 2016 we granted 7 scholarships for 3 months and 3,000 € each, and in 2017, 7 scholarships for 5 months and 5,000 € each.
Own doctoral programme COFUND MSCA DOC‐FAM
With this MSCA COFUND DOC-FAM project, coordinated by the ICMAB and with 5 more partners, we have incorporated 5 new PhD fellows in the first call in 2017 (financial assistance 33,000 €/year for 3 years).
We also participate in the COFUND MSCA INPhINIT coordinated by “la Caixa” Foundation, hosting 3 PhD fellows (financial assistance 34,800 €/year for 3 years).
We also host PhD fellows from the National Programme for the Promotion of Talent and its Employability (MINEICO): 6 fellows from 2016 and 4 fellows from 2017 (financial assistance 18,000-20,600 € for 4 years).
We are partners of the UAB-coordinated COFUND MSCA p-SPHERE for postdoctoral fellows. At the Institute we have 1 fellow from 2016 and 4 from 2017 (financial assistance 48,900 € for 3 years).
We also support researchers in the preparation of proposals to MSCA-IF. In 2016 we submitted 5 proposals and 3 were awarded (1 reserve), and in 2017, 7 proposals were submitted, 1 awarded.
Start‐up package for new permanent researchers
We support the new permanent researchers with 25,000 € so that they can begin new projects.
Support the participation in international conferences
We financially support the attendance to international conferences for PhD and postdoctoral fellows, so that they can present their research outside the walls of the ICMAB.
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