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The Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) will coordinate the first MSCA-COFUND programme awarded to CSIC

  • The doctoral fellowship programme DOC-FAM will allow the mobility of 22 PhD students in the field of functional advanced materials.
  • ICMAB-CSIC, IMB-CNM-CSIC, ICN2, IREC and ALBA Synchrotron will host these fellows within a period of 5 years.
  • The total budget of the programme is 3.453.120€, of which 50% will be covered by the EC grant..
08 February 2017

Bellaterra, February 7th, 2017
According to a recent notification from the European Commission the project DOC-FAM (DOCtoral training programme in Functional Advanced Materials) coordinated by the ICMAB-CSIC has successfully passed the evaluation stage. This is the first MSCA-COFUND project for the ICMAB and for all the history of the CSIC and its research institutes.

The other participants in DOC-FAM programme are the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM-CSIC), the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) and the ALBA Synchrotron.

DOC-FAM will allow the mobility of 22 PhD fellows in the field of functional advanced materials, 9 of them will be recruited by the ICMAB.

The duration of the programme is 5 years and involves a budget of 3.453.120€. Half of this budget will be supported by the 1.726.560€ EC grant while the other half will be cofunded by the project participants.

The COFUND scheme of the European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions Programme, aims to stimulate regional, national or international programmes to foster excellence in researchers' training, mobility and career development, spreading the best practices of MSCA actions. This is achieved by co-funding new or existing regional, national, and international programmes to open up to, and provide for, international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary research training, as well as transnational and cross-sectoral mobility of researchers at all stages of their career.

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