Martí i Franquès COFUND Fellowship Programme 2017, Spain

Publish Date: Mar 14, 2017

Martí i Franquès COFUND fellowship programme

This section contains all the information related to the fellowship, such as trianing programme, eligibility criteria, and employment conditions, as well as the list and description of all research projects offered in the MFP 2017 call. Please familiarize yourself with this information. For any questions, browse our FAQ section, or contact us by email at

Research Projects

There are 33 research projects on offer for the 2017 MFP call. However, only 25 fellowships will be financed.

The criteria for deciding which projects will be financed is the excellence of the candidates. This means that the research project will not be evaluated, ONLY the candidates’ accomplishments and their fit with the selected project. The best 25 candidates that have chosen different projects will be offered a fellowship at URV.

One of the 25 fellowships is exclusively for candidates with dissabilities. ONLY they can participate, and all candidates that cannot prove their disability via a certificate will be rejected. Candidates can choose among 3 of the research projects, identified with the disability icon, and only the best one will be financed. In case no candidate meets the excellence requirements of the programme, the position will be declared void, and added to the next MFP call, in 2018.

A list of all research projects is given in the link at the right. Please note that you can only apply to 1 research project, so choose wisely. Also, remember the code of your chosen project (2017MFP-COFUND-xx), as it will be required during the submission of your application, in the Fellowship Information section.

Working conditions

URV strongly believes that the best research results come from offering the best working conditions needed to get these results. As such, URV is committed to offer the doctoral fellows the best facilities to run his/her research, and the best environment and support for his/her activities. Obviously, administrative and financial support will be offer to the fellow and hosting research group to guarantee all the paperwork is properly done and the fellow can run smoothly his/her new live in the URV. Several URV administrative units, such us, Human Resources, Research Management, International Center, Student Care, Research Departments, will work together to take care of the fellow in terms of contract signing, VISA issues, research funds management for his/her project, trips and accommodation arrangements, etc.

Additionally, for MFP fellows, the fellow will have:

  • Contribution to research and training activities: A yearly allowance (up to 6600 €) will be granted to the research group to carry out training or scientific activities of the fellow.
  • Interdisciplinary and inter-sectorial training skills: fellows will benefit from a long stay (between 3 and 6 months) at an international partner organization, and, possibly, an industrial partner, where s/he will undergo training in research and transferrable skills.

All relevant URV facilities will be at the fellows' disposal, according to the research area of choice. The URV Scientific and Technical Service (SRCT) provides essential technical support to people involved in research and innovation activities in all the URV's scientific and technical fields. One of the objectives of this service is to facilitate access to the technical and human resources available to research groups. Furthermore, the service works with companies and organizations to promote research in both the private and institutional sectors. It also provides specialized training to enable professionals to do their work themselves with the most up-to-date knowledge and facilities. It is noteworthy that the SRCT services are concentrated in a 1500 m2 state of the art facility, provides support to 81 researchers from CEICS, and has industrial contracts with 83 companies from the region.

The Resource Centre for Learning and Research is a common environment to all the university services that support learning, teaching and research related to information and information technologies for learning and knowledge. Specifically, it offers the services of a library, support for learning languages, support for research and teaching, support for writing teaching materials and academic works, computer classrooms, etc. This environment is available to all fellows that are registered at URV.

The URV Occupational Risk Prevention Office prepares, monitors and evaluates the implementation of the risk prevention regulations and other regulations related to safety and health at work. It promotes safe conduct while at work and encourages workers to take an interest in and cooperate with prevention, and also to collaborate with the URV's own prevention services and other institutions to monitor and protect workers' health.

Eligibility criteria

In order to be eligible for any of the MFP fellowships, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. Comply with the MSCA mobility rule:
    • The candidate must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to 31/07/2017.
  2. ESR eligibility criteria: Early-stage researchers (ESR) shall at the time of recruitment be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
    • Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited or seconded, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is or was ever envisaged.
  3. Hold a degree from another country in the EEES which grants access to a Master's degree and have achieved a minimum of 300 ECTS credits in university studies of which at least 60 must be at Master's level,
    Hold of a qualification obtained in accordance with foreign educational systems without the need for official recognition, having previously confirmed with the university that this qualification accredits a level of training equivalent to the official Spanish university Master's degree and that it would serve as a means of access to a PhD in the country in which it was awarded.

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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