The Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra offers up to 20 PhD Fellowships for the academic year 2015-2016. Both EU and non-EU researchers can apply for these fellowships. The interested candidates must hold an M.Sc degree or equivalent. There are two types of fellowships-RDI and Full DTIC which includes 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. Fellowships are awarded for four years and are renewed yearly. Applications are accepted continuously with 5 application periods along the year, until June 26th 2015.
Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in the following area:
-Cognitive and Intelligent Systems: Cognition, Computation and Robotics; Artificial Intelligence and Theoretical Computer Science; Natural Language Processing; Ubiquitous Computing; Information Retrieval and Data Mining; Cognitive Multimedia Technologies
-Audiovisual Technologies: Image Processing and Computer Vision; Image Processing for Enhanced Cinematography; Sound and Music Computing; Human-Computer Interaction, Graphics and Educational Technologies
-Networks and Communications: Network Technologies and Strategies; Wireless Communications; Information Theory and Coding
-Computational Biology and Biomedical Systems: Computational Neuroscience; Computational Imaging and Computational Physiology; Analysis of Biomedical Data; Non-linear signal analysis; Instrumentation and Biomedical Electronics; Simulation, Imaging and Modelling for Biomedical Systems.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing PhD degree level at the Pompeu Fabra University
Scholarship Provider: Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona
Scholarship can be taken at: Spain
-Candidates for PhD fellowships must hold an M.Sc degree or equivalent.
-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.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Both EU and non-EU researchers can apply for these fellowships.
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. They 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). 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.
Number of award(s): Up to 20 PhD fellowships are available.
Duration of award(s): Fellowships are awarded for four years and are renewed yearly.
What does it cover?
-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.
-The year salary gets an increase of 6% during the 3rd year and 20% during the 4th year.
How to Apply:
-Fill the application form properly signed.
-Submit the application form (in pdf format) by e-mail
Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications are accepted continuously with 5 application periods along the year, until June 26th 2015.
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