DTIC PhD Fellowships: Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Posted: March 30, 2017 in CS / IT, Engineering and Technology, Europe, Jul-Sept Deadline, PhD, Spain
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DTIC PhD Fellowships are considered as Predoctoral Research Contracts (PRC), due to the approval of the Spanish law 14/2011 on Science, Technology and Innovation. Universitat Pompeu Fabra invites application for the DTIC fellowships, which are meant for at exceptional predoctoral researchers in the DTIC’s research areas. The fellowship provides a recognized first step into a research career.

University recommends that before applying, each candidate identifies one or several DTIC research supervisor with whom he/she would like to work and contact them. Support from a potential research supervisor is very important during the fellowship selection process (and to get admitted to the PhD program, too).

Research Areas

  • Cognition
  • Computation and Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence and Theoretical Computer Science
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Information Retrieval and Data Mining
  • Cognitive Multimedia Technologies
  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Image Processing for Enhanced Cinematography
  • Sound and Music Computing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Graphics and Educational Technologies
  • Network Technologies and Strategies
  • Wireless Communications
  • Information Theory and Coding
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Instrumentation and Biomedical Electronics
  • Computational Imaging and Computational Physiology
  • Analysis of Biomedical Data and Non-Linear Signal Analysis

Duration: Maximum 4 years; renewed yearly

Stipend: minimum gross monthly salary of 986,76€.


  • Applicant must have submitted a PhD application.
  • Only candidates accepted to the PhD program are eligible a fellowship (PRC). Hence, every fellowship application should be paired up with an admissions application into the PhD program.
  • Applicant must hold Master’s degree or equivalent in relevant subject

Types of fellowship (PRC):

  1. Teaching PRC includes a teaching assistance load of 60 hours per academic year.
  2. Teaching-Project PRC includes a teaching assistance load of 40 hours per academic year plus some tasks related to the funded project the PhD candidate joins.
  3. Project PRC includes tasks linked to the funded project the PhD candidate joins.

Application Period:

Third PhD application period: March, 11th, 2017 to April, 28th, 2017

Fourth PhD application period: April 29th, 2017 to June, 1st, 2017

Fifth PhD application period: June, 2nd, 2017 to September, 17th, 2017

————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Spain
Subject areas Computer Science
Fellowship amount 986,76€
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline April, 28th 2017, June 1st 2017, September, 17th 2017

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