Fully Funded International PhD Fellowships 2011 at La Caixa Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO)

Fully Funded International PhD Fellowships 2011 at La Caixa Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO)

During 2011, the Fundación “la Caixa” will provide support for ten highly qualified graduate students to carry out their experimental work towards obtaining a PhD degree at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO; Spanish National Cancer Research Centre) within an International PhD Programme.

The “la Caixa”/CNIO international PhD programme offers cross-disciplinary training in state-of-the-art basic and applied cancer research within an international scientific environment. Ten fully funded four year fellowships will be available in 2011. Candidates should have an excellent academic track record, a solid knowledge of English and previous research experience.

Who Can Apply?

This call is open to applicants from all nationalities.
Students holding a university degree (BSc, MSc, Diploma, DEA, Licenciatura, Laurea or equivalent) in biomedical sciences, or who expect to be awarded with such qualification during the first half of 2011, are eligible to apply to the Programme. This university degree should qualify for the start of a PhD thesis in the student’s home country. Non-European university degrees should be equivalent to a European diploma or degree.
Studies should have been completed no more than two years ago.
Applicants must have an excellent academic record and previous research experience during their undergraduate period.
Candidates must have a solid working knowledge of English.
Co-authorship of publications in MedLine-listed journals will be positively considered.
Participation in the CNIO Summer training programme will be positively evaluated.
Individuals may not have worked at the CNIO, at any time, for more than three months before being hired as part of the “la Caixa”/CNIO International PhD Programme. The earliest date of incorporation into the Programme is September 1st of each year.
The upper age limit for eligibility is 30 years.
Applicants having doubts about their eligibility should contact the Training Office ( prior to submitting their application.


Applications must be received by March 15th, 2011.
All candidates must be selected by the end of July 2011.
Fellowships must be started in September-October 2011. The PhD thesis has to be completed within 4 years, without exceptions.
For further information on this programme and on the different research programmes and groups at the CNIO, please follow the links below:

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List of participating groups (60 KB)
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Advertisement (New Scientist, Nature) (105 KB)
2009 Scientific Report
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