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ITQB NOVA to host “la Caixa” Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships

The "la Caixa" Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships call aims to support talented early-stage researchers of any nationality who want to pursue their PhD studies in Spain or Portugal. The call is now open.

The "la Caixa" Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowship programme is accepting applications until January 2023. ITQB NOVA is one of the host institutions, with five research projects available within the Incoming call.

The programme holds two calls:

  • Incoming will support 35 PhD students to carry out their research in STEM disciplines (life sciences and health, experimental sciences, physics, chemistry and mathematics). In Portugal, candidates can apply to selected projects within research units rated Excellent by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), such as all three ITQB NOVA research units. Scholarships are also available for selected research centres in Spain. The deadline is 25 January 2023.
  • Retaining will support 30 PhD students willing to pursue their PhD in any research domain and at any University or Research Centre in Portugal or Spain. Therefore, ITQB NOVA programmes are also eligible. The deadline is 16 February 2023.

Candidates of all nationality can apply to these three-year fellowships and the funding covers labour costs, research costs and doctoral tuition fees.

Find out more about the ITQB NOVA projects available for Incoming applicants:


Our projects leaders will happy to answer any questions you may have. Please visit the ‘la Caixa’ Foundation websitefor further information and application conditions.

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