The CSIC (Spanish Council for Scientific Research), the largest public research body in Spain, offers 287 grants to undertake PhD theses in the framework of the JAE Programme for predoctoral research training. The Programme focuses on topics in all the areas of science and technology, including Human and Social Sciences. The hosting research groups belong to the CSIC´s Centres and Institutes, located in the main Spanish cities.
The grants are available for University degree holders of all nationalities. Applications from students in the last year of their University studies can be accepted. The grants provide 4 years of funding (2 years scholarship + 2 years contract). Annual stipend is € 14,400 during the 2 first years. In addition, grants cover the cost of University courses and mobility allowances to enable stays at research Institutions other than CSIC. Travel expenses (up to € 1200) for residents outside Europe.
Medical insurance is fully covered by the Spanish National Health Service Earliest and latest possible starting dates: 1st July 2008 and 1st November 2008
Online applications are now open until 1st April 2008
More information and access to the online application can be found in: