Predoctoral stage (R1)

We foster scientific talent through strong education and training


We are a multidisciplinary and international team, working together to advance science and improve people's quality of life. If, like us, you enjoy teamwork, are passionate about intelligent technologies and are enthusiastic about learning on a daily basis, contact us. There are currently several ways to fund the pre-doctoral stage.

  • Pre-doctoral grants from the Xunta de Galicia: grants for doctors training financing a 3-year contract that includes a 3-month stay abroad.
  • University Teacher Training - FPU: state grant for PhDs training financing a 4-year contract, with the possibility of participating in teaching tasks.
  • Research Staff Training - FPI: state grant for pre-doctoral researchers, linked to a research project of the National Plan, with a duration of 3 years.
  • USC and Santander pre-doctoral contracts: contracts to finance the first two years of the pre-doctoral stage, with the possibility of extension up to a maximum of 3 years and with a grant for a stay of up to 3 months.
  • InPhINIT scholarships of the Fundación la Caixa: 3-year grants for doctoral studies in Spain, which include a specific training programme.
  • Industrial doctorates: state aid for the development of a doctoral thesis in collaboration with an industrial partner.
  • Research and transfer projects: development of a doctoral thesis associated with one of our R&D projects.
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