Information and Communication Technologies PhD Program Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
These fellowships are considered as Predoctoral Research Contracts (PRC), due to the approval of the Spanish law 14/2011 on Science, Technology and Innovation.
Applications are invited for the DTIC fellowships, which are targeted at exceptional predoctoral researchers in the DTIC’s research areas. The fellowship provides a recognized first step into a research career.
We highly encourage that, before applying, each candidate identifies one or several DTIC research supervisor with whom he/she would like to work and contact them. Support from a potential research supervisor is very important during the fellowship selection process (and to get admitted to the PhD program, too).
Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
Students will pursue doctoral studies in one of the Research Areas of the department which include Cognition, Computation and Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Theoretical Computer Science, Natural Language Processing, Ubiquitous Computing, Information Retrieval and Data Mining, Cognitive Multimedia Technologies, Image Processing and Computer Vision, Image Processing for Enhanced Cinematography, Sound and Music Computing, Human-Computer Interaction, Graphics and Educational Technologies, Network Technologies and Strategies, Wireless Communications, Information Theory and Coding, Computational Neuroscience, Instrumentation and Biomedical Electronics, Computational Imaging and Computational Physiology, Analysis of Biomedical Data and Non-Linear Signal Analysis.
Application Period 2015-2016
First PhD application period: November 24th, 2014 to January, 23th, 2015
Second PhD application period: January, 24th, 2015 to March, 13th, 2015
Third PhD application period: March, 14th, 2015 to May, 15th, 2015
Fourth PhD application period: May 16th, 2015 to June, 26th, 2015
Early applications are very much encouraged. In particular, we highly recommend candidates coming from outside the EU to apply before the last Application Period
How to apply
• Fill the application form properly signed.
• Submit the application form (in pdf format) by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration of the fellowship (PRC)
Four years, renewed yearly.
Candidates must have submitted a PhD application. Only candidates accepted to the PhD program are eligible a fellowship (PRC). Hence, every fellowship application should be paired up with an admissions application into the PhD program. Admissions to the PhD program are handled by the University Admission Office.
Types of fellowship (PRC):
The Department offers two types of contracts:
– RDI (PIPF2): Includes teaching assistance (40 hours) and research tasks. Gross month Salary 976.99€* (651.33€* + extra amount funded by the research project)
– Full PhD DTIC (PIPF1): Includes teaching assistance tasks (60 hours). Gross month Salary 976.99€*
Non-EU students will have a reduction of 24.75% the three first months (till December, if the contract starts in October).The corresponding taxes will be deducted from January when the new fiscal year starts.
* Take into consideration that this amount corresponds to the wages established for the 2014-15 academic course.
Fees covered by the fellowship (PRC)
Both types of fellowships/PRC (RDI and Full DTIC) include the annual tutorship fees, but not the administrative fees neither the fees for validations of degrees issued by a university outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) without homologation. Check here for further information.
The year salary gets an increase of 6% during the 3rd year and 20% during the 4th year.