SO PhD grants

Annually, as part of the long term program to form and attract young talent, the Severo Ochoa project invites applications for PhD Fellowships in the main areas of astrophysics research at the IAC. During the period of training, students carry out their doctoral studies at the University of La Laguna under the supervision of a tutor and undertake research work leading to a doctoral thesis as part of a research group at the IAC.

The IAC offers its doctoral students bibliographical, computing and observing facilities, and access to its own and international research projects, as well as the necessary funding for the effective undertaking of research activity. They will be based at the IAC's headquarters (La Laguna), a stimulating and keen working environment, with access to all Canary Islands telescopic and supercomputing facilities, including the 10.4m GTC, to other Spanish facilities, to ESO, ESA, and IRAM.

Nine PhD Students have already been selected by this program.

In addition,  the Severo Ochoa accreditation guarantees the participation of the IAC in the "La Caixa - Severo Ochoa" International PHD Program. Within this program, the "La Caixa" Foundation awards several PhD fellowships to be carried out in one of the Severo Ochoa Centres of Excellence.

Nine PhD Students have already been selected by this program.


Severo Ochoa PhD Fellowships 2020

Título:  5 PhD positions (FPI-SO, 4 years)

Centro:  Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

Tipo:  Predoctoral


The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias offers five 4-year PhD grants associated with its recently renovated Severo Ochoa program. Awarded candidates will have the possibility to chose among the various projects offered within the following research lines:

- Solar Physics: CEX2019-000920-S-20-1 (Coord: Andrés Asensio, aasensio at iac dot es)
- Solar System and Planetary Systems: CEX2019-000920-S-20-2 (Coord: Julia de León, jlmc at iac dot es)
- Physics of the stars and the Interstellar Medium: CEX2019-000920-S-20-3 (Coord: Sergio Simón, ssimon at iac dot es)
- Milky Way and Local Group: CEX2019-000920-S-20-4 (Coord: Carme Gallart, carme.gallart  at iac dot es)
- Formation and evolution of Galaxies: CEX2019-000920-S-20-5 (Coord: Cristina Ramos, cra at iac dot es)

Applications must be submitted online before October 27th at the URL of the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación Use the reference numbers indicated above to select the corresponding research line.

Interested candidates in any of these grants are encouraged to contact the coordinator of the corresponding research line (see above) to get more detailed information about the various offered projects within each line. In addition, they should provide a CV indicating the level of completeness of their degree/master studies and their grades.

We promote a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities in physical sciences to apply.




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