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Trainee teaching staff grants awarded by the Ministry of Education (FPU-ME grants)

Basic information about the grant or financial aid

Definition of the grant:

This grant is for the training of teaching and research staff in doctoral programs to facilitate  their future incorporation in professional practice.

 

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 or official postgraduate studies, in compliance with the university regulations outlined in the call;
  • be able to show the average grade in their academic transcript and the date on which their studies finish;
  • demonstrate that they have not yet gained a doctoral qualification;
  • demonstrate that they have a thesis supervisor who has a doctoral qualification and who will be associated with the University of Barcelona for the duration of the period of the grant.
Call for applications:

Annual

Applications:

Applications can be made in the period between September and November at the Ministry webpage.

Awarding body:

Ministry of Education

Processed by:

Student Grants and Financial Aid

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