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Second call open for the IMDEA Nanociencia Doctoral Training Programme in Nanoscience ‘IDEAL PhD’


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  • IDEAL PhD is the IMDEA Nanociencia PhD Programme co-funded by the Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND programme.
  • IDEAL PhD second call will attract 6 pre-doctoral researchers to carry out their thesis projects in one of the research areas developed at the Institute.
  • The second call for IDEAL PhD closes on 23rd August, 2024.

Madrid, May 27th, 2024. IMDEA Nanociencia opens the second call for the IDEAL PhD Doctoral Fellowship Programme (IMDEA Nanociencia PhD Training Programme in Nanoscience), which will attract 6 exceptional candidates to carry out their PhD in any of the research areas carried out at the Institute:

P1 Nanotechnology for energy harvesting
P2 Quantum materials at the nanoscale
P3 Nanotechnology for health
P4 Nanomagnetism in Information and Communication Technologies
P5 Ultrafast phenomena at the nanoscale
P6 Sustainable nanotechnology and critical raw materials

The main objective of IDEAL PhD is to offer first stage researchers an interdisciplinary doctoral project in nanotechnology and nanoscience, supervised by recognized researchers and with access to excellent infrastructure of the highest level. IMDEA Nanociencia will also offer a complete training programme in research and transversal skills, with activities and professional development opportunities. This call for applications closes on 23rd August 2024.

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The IDEAL PhD programme aims to provide fellows with a dynamic research community and an international environment focused on interdisciplinary research. The beneficiaries will carry out a 3.5-year (42-month) doctoral project during which they will be able to carry out a research stay (between 3 and 6 months) in a partner organisation. Partner organisations will offer fellows the opportunity to enrich their curriculum, gaining international and non-academic experience if they choose.

With the European seal of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

IDEAL PhD is co-funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) COFUND. Specifically, IMDEA Nanociencia has received €1.4M, of the €89M awarded in this programme. IMDEA Nanociencia is one of the 7 Spanish entities that have received funding in the last COFUND-MSCA 2021 call.

COFUND is the co-financing of regional, national and international programmes, framed in the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions of the new Horizon Europe programme of the European Union. It is a co-financing mechanism whose objective is to promote excellence in the training of research staff, their mobility and the development of their professional career.

To be eligible, candidates must comply with the MSCA mobility rule, which encourages the mobility of research staff and their professional development, therefore applicants cannot have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the last 3 years before the closing of the call.

Investigate in Madrid

campus uamThe IMDEA Nanoscience Institute, created in 2006 at the initiative of the Community of Madrid, is an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to the exploration of basic nanoscience and the development of nanotechnology applications in connection with innovative industries. IMDEA Nanociencia has been a "Severo Ochoa" Center of Excellence since 2017, this is the highest national recognition for scientific excellence granted by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. With a diverse research staff of 18 nationalities and average age 34, the doctoral candidates will join a vibrant and thriving research environment.

The Institute is located and forms part of the UAM-CSIC Cantoblanco Campus of International Excellence, a highly competitive research environment worldwide. The Campus houses six UAM faculties, the Polytechnic (Escuela Politécnica Superior), and eight centres of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC), a truly unique environment to carry out research and innovation. It offers a complete university life experience, including a wide variety of Services of Interest, such as libraries, sports facilities, cultural activities, language service, volunteer activities, cooperation, solidarity and care for the disabled, accommodation and museum.

The IDEAL PhD Programme aims to boost the careers of talented researchers offering them an innovative, intersectoral and truly interdisciplinary training in nanoscience and nanotechnology. IMDEA Nanociencia is committed to providing a pool of researchers with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle the next challenges in the field nanoscience.


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More information

More details about IDEAL PhD and how to apply at https://idealcofund-project.eu/phd/

More information about the IDEAL doctoral and postdoctoral fellowship and training programme of IMDEA Nanoscience at https://idealcofund-project.eu/


IMDEA Nanociencia Projects Office
idealcofund.project at imdea.org
Twitter: @IDEALcofund

Source: IMDEA Nanociencia.