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La Caixa Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships Programme - Incoming frame

The Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships Programme - Incoming Frame - recruits 35 PhD Early- stage researchers of any nationality to carry out their PhD projects in accredited centres with the Spanish Seal of Excellence Severo Ochoa, María de Maeztu or Health Institutes Carlos III and Portuguese research units accredited as “excellent” according to the evaluation of the Fundação de Ciência e Tecnologia. In addition, researchers establish a personal career development plan including trasnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility opportunities, and attend a full range of complementary training workshops.

For doing their research at Portuguese institutions, candidates must have resided in Portugal for less than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to the closing date for submitting applications. Short stays such as holidays will not be taken into account when calculating the mobility requirement.

The Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) is the most prominent research unit in the field of Astrophysics in Portugal, integrating researchers from the University of Porto and the University of Lisbon, and is responsible for a major fraction of the national productivity in international ISI journals in this area. The research and development effort at IA include most of the topics at the forefront of research in astrophysics and space sciences, complemented by work on instrumentation and systems with potential use in astronomy and astrophysics.

The applications have to be submitted through the following webpage:


The list of available projects can be found here, please select ''IASTRO - Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço'' in the ''RESEARCH CENTRE'':


The Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço offers 10 projects within this call, all part of its strategy for the 2019-2023 period:

- Looking at the Sun, finding other Earths
Supervisor: Nuno Santos

- Atmospheric Gravity Waves: a key process in Venus and Mars atmospheres
Supervisor: Pedro Machado and Gabriella Gilli

- New insights into stellar physics from the NASA-TESS survey on A-type stars
Supervisor: Margarida Cunha

- The magnetic environment of Young Stellar Objects
Supervisor: Jorge Filipe Gameiro and João Lima

- The role of feedback of massive stars on star formation
Supervisor: Pedro Palmeirim, Nanda Kumar and Doris Arzoumanian

- Exploring Supermassive Black Holes at the heyday of galaxy evolution
Supervisor: José Afonso, Israel Matute and Ciro Pappalardo

- The physically resolved properties of distant galaxies with MUSE, HST and Euclid
Supervisor: Jarle Brinchmann

- Cosmological tests of non-homogeneity and statistical isotropy in the Big Data era of Cosmology
Supervisor: António da Silva and José Pedro Mimoso

- Cosmological tests of gravity theory beyond General Relativity
Supervisor: Francisco S.N. Lobo and Noemi Frusciante

- Probing the nature of dark energy
Supervisor: Nelson Nunes and Tiago Barreiro


4 February 2020
Deadline for submitting applications.

18 February 2020
Deadline for submitting the language certificate.

16 April 2020
Notification of the shortlist results.

27 and 28 May 2020
Face-to-face interviews in Barcelona.

2 June 2020
Publication of the final list of selected candidates.

From 2 to 30 June 2020
Matching research centre – fellow.

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia