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Trainee research staff grants awarded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation (FPI-MICNN grants)

Basic information about the grant or financial aid

Definition of the grant:

This grant is awarded to trainee research staff writing doctoral theses in specific research projects in the framework of the R&D plan being conducted by the Ministry of Science and Innovation, the Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarollo e Innovación Tecnológica (the National Plan for Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation).

Regulated by ministerial law (the Ley de la Ciencia), the program has a length of four years holding a predoctoral contract.

The grant comprises a monthly payment, social security coverage, financial aid for short stays in other R&D centres and free enrolment in those credits constituting the training period of the doctoral program.

Aimed at:

University graduates satisfying the general requirements of the call.

Basic requirements:

Applicants must

  • hold a first degree or otherwise satisfy the requirements for admission to third-cycle studies or official postgraduate studies, in compliance with the university regulations outlined in the call;
  • complete their degree studies on the date established;
  • demonstrate that they have not yet gained a doctoral qualification.
Call for applications:

Annual

Applications:

Applications can be made between October and December at the Ministry's webpage.

Awarding body:

The Ministry of Science and Innovation

Processed by:

Student Grants and Financial Aid

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