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"la caixa"-Severo Ochoa International PhD Programme at the CNIO

Obra Social Fundación 'la Caixa'

In 2008 "la Caixa" Foundation, a non-profit organization, launched a fellowship programme for outstanding young graduate students from all over the world who want to pursue an ambitious PhD project at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO).

Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness have joined efforts to link the “la Caixa”/CNIO international PhD programme to research centres distinguished as “Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence”. The CNIO has been awarded this distinction in 2011.

The “la Caixa”-Severo Ochoa International PhD Programme at the CNIO offers cross-disciplinary training in state-of-the-art basic and applied cancer research within an international scientific environment. Two fully funded four-year fellowships will be available in 2016. Candidates should have an excellent academic track record, a solid knowledge of English and previous research experience.

Applications must be received by February 29th, 2016.

For further information on this programme and on the different research programmes and groups at the CNIO, please follow the links below:

For further information, please contact our Education and Training Programmes Officer, Juan R. Molina, at