Becas de Doctorado INPhINIT Retaining – Obra Social La Caixa (Plazo: 25 de febrero de 2020)

Becas de Doctorado INPhINIT Retaining – Obra Social La Caixa

Organismo: Obra Social La Caixa


All individuals who hold a higher education degree when they start at the host institutions, which allows them to enrol in an official doctoral programme in accordance with the regulations in force, are eligible to apply for the fellowship. This official university degree may be conferred by a university in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) or a non-EHEAadapted one. In the latter case, studies taken up should make the individuals eligible to take up doctoral studies in the country where they earned their degree.

In any case, the host university should verify, upon starting the admission process to the doctoral programme that the studies taken up by candidates make them eligible to enrol in an official doctoral programme in accordance with the regulations in force in Spain or Portugal. Should they be found not eligible after verification, the fellowship will be withdrawn.

Under no circumstances may candidates have previously enrolled in the same doctoral studies for which they are applying for the fellowship.

4.3. Language proficiency

Applicants must accredit their proficiency in the English language by submitting any of the certificates mentioned below. Under no circumstances will any other certificate be accepted, despite being issued by the same organisations and/or accredit equivalence with any of the accepted levels.

· TOEFL: minimum score of 83 for the Internet-based test.

· University of Cambridge: minimum score of 173 (First Certificate in English grade A or B,

Certificate in Advanced English or Certificate of Proficiency in English) or the Linguaskill online test.

· IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, in the Academic or General Training version.

· School of Modern Languages (EIM) of the University of Barcelona: B2 level or higher, either taking the online English accreditation test (PAI online) or other exam formats.

· Official Language Schools (EOI) in Spain: Certificate of Competence at the Advanced Level (preBologna Process) or Certificate of B2 Advanced Level (Bologna Process), completed and passed


Bases y convocatoria


5.1. Candidates must apply using the online application platform available in the “Fellowships” section on the ”la Caixa” Foundation website.

On this platform, the different sections of the application form clearly specify all information and documentation that must be provided to complete an application to this fellowship programme.

The application must be completed entirely in English.

5.2. Information provided by the candidate in the “Studies to be pursued” section will be

understood to be provisional and strict abidance to it is not called for, should the fellowship be awarded.

The candidates who are finally chosen as fellows will have a reasonable period of time to confirm their interest in the research group, centre, department, or university that they specified as their first choice. During this time, they can also explore other alternatives that may better suit their personal goals.

In any case, should the work of the group finally chosen by the candidate to carry out their training as a researcher be different from what was originally stated in their application, it cannot stray too far from it in terms of content or discipline.

The candidate must reach an agreement with the research group that they finally choose, by

virtue of which the centre or university where this group is registered will hire the fellow using

the funds provided by the ”la Caixa” Foundation.

5.3. Using the application platform, candidates must complete the formalities to obtain, prior to

the deadline for applications, at least three reference letters from university professors or other relevant individuals with whom they have had contact either academically or professionally. It is advisable for candidates to contact them as soon as possible to let them know that the ”la Caixa” Foundation will get in touch with them through an online procedure.

This procedure makes it possible to request and attach up to five reference letters to the application form, provided that they arrive before the deadline for applications (25 February 2021 at 14:00h, mainland Spain time).

The reference letters must be written in English and preferably sent from an institutional email address.

These reference letters are confidential. Under no circumstances will the ”la Caixa” Foundation provide access to their contents, regardless of the final outcome of the selection process for this fellowship programme. Additionally, it will be necessary to attach an explanatory document certifying that the candidate is eligible to apply for a doctoral programme in the country where they earned the degree that makes them eligible to apply for it in the following cases:

· 5.5.1 When the studies that make them eligible to apply for an official doctoral programme do not reach 300 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 credits must be at master’s level.

· 5.5.2 When the studies that make them eligible to apply for an official doctoral programme were taken up at a university outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

This explanatory document may be an official description of the country’s educational system issued by the university or published on its website, or the admissions requirements to the university’s doctoral programme.

In any case, once the fellowship has been granted, the Spanish or Portuguese host university will verify the equivalence of the candidate’s studies in relation to the degrees in the Spanish or Portuguese educational system which make them eligible for the doctoral programme in Spain or Portugal. Should they be found not eligible after verification, the fellowship will be withdrawn.

The ”la Caixa” Foundation reserves the right to request an explanatory document from any candidate, when deemed necessary to shed more light on their academic situation.

Plazo de presentación: Hasta 25/02/2021(Susceptible a error de cálculo, comprobar siempre)

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