Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia Summer Fellowship Programme 2017, Spain

Publish Date: Apr 17, 2017

Deadline: May 02, 2017

Summer Fellowships

ICIQ Summer Fellowship programme offers 10 fellowships to national and international undergraduate students to give them the opportunity to learn, work and live in an exciting environment of cutting-edge research in chemistry.

The undergraduates, mentored and supervised by a PhD student or a postdoctoral researcher, will carry out research projects with scientists at the forefront of their fields in addition to receiving training. During their stay, students will have access to ICIQ seminars and conferences. By the end of their internship Summer fellows will be required to present a short report and presentation of the work and results obtained.

This is a great opportunity for undergraduates to have an insight on the Institute research activities and to conduct research in an international scientific environment. Moreover, summer fellows are in an optimal situation to carry out Master studies at ICIQ and then apply for a future PhD position in our institute.

Deadline for applications: May 2nd, 2017

Contact: Dr. Lorna Piazzi (

Research Projects

Research groups and their projects

Pau Ballester
Development of synthetic receptors featuring interlocked topologies for the detection of low molecular weight molecules related to human disease diagnosis in bodily fluids.

Antonio M. Echavarren
Biomimetic gold-catalyzed cyclization for the synthesis of natural products.

Marcos G. Suero
C-H bond functionalization for molecular imaging: Development of a fluorination process with application in the synthesis of PET (positron emission tomography) tracers.

Arjan W. Kleij
Using CO2 to create molecular complexity: catalysis for the valorization of cyclic carbonates.

Antoni Llobet
Synthesis, characterization and performance of molecular redox catalysts for artificial photosynthesis.

Julio Lloret-Fillol
Visible-light photoredox catalysis by using dual first row transition metal complexes. Towards reductive transformations of alkenes and the activation of strong σ-bonds.

Núria López
Theoretical modeling for the production of new energy vectors.

Rubén Martín
Catalytic remote functionalization of hydrocarbons.

Kilian Muñiz
Catalytic amination of aliphatic C-H bonds.

Mónica H. Pérez Temprano
C-C and C-heteroatom bond formation reactions catalyzed by novel cobalt(III) complexes.


  • The ICIQ Summer Fellowships programme is addressed to undergraduate students with a background in Chemistry or related studies.
  • Interested candidates should be preferably in the last year (or having accomplished 180 credits) of their undergraduate studies.
  • It will be highly appreciated if the candidates state their willing to carry out master studies at ICIQ.

*Important note: Please take into account that depending on your nationality, you’ll be required to get a student visa. So if you’re awarded with one of our summer fellowships, please make sure you’ll have your visa ready before the beginning of the programme on the first week of July.


  • ICIQ Summer Fellows will receive a total stipend of  € 2,000 for the period of 3 months. If any of the fellows’ stay is less than 3 months, the student will receive an amount proportional to their time spent at ICIQ .
  • Summer Fellows will receive a maximum of € 500 (upon presentation of receipts) for travel to and from their place of origin.
  • ICIQ will provide medical insurance in the event of accident or illness during the internship.

Selection process

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by an internal committee. By the end of May we will contact all candidates to let them know whether they have been awarded with one of ICIQ’s  Summer fellowships. After acceptance by all successful candidates, a final list of the awardees will be available in ICIQ’s website.


Interested candidates will be required to fill out the application form and submit the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation: Please express your interest in joining ICIQ this Summer and let us know whether or not you would like to pursue Master studies at ICIQ after your internship. Please indicate also your availability of dates to start and finish your Summer stage at ICIQ.
  • CV
  • Academic record

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