IAC Doctoral Contracts: Resident Astrophysicist Positions
Grants arising from International Agreements with the IAC: International Grants
External grants are grants that do not fall into any of the categories above. They must meet the following requirements:
The selection process for grants and the thesis subject assignment procedure are as follows:
External Grants Selection Process
Thesis subject assignment procedures
Once Resident Astrophysicists have decided on a project, those with an External Grant may choose from the remaining proposals made by the researchers of the Investigation and Teaching Commissions.
Doctorates without grant
Under exceptional circumstances and in strictly limited numbers, it is possible to follow a PhD course without a grant. In such cases access can only be given to a computer account and the IAC library.
There may also be students who do not require these resources or who already have access to them by other means. This may be the case for some students with international grants (awarded by the IAC for completion of a thesis abroad) who are presenting their thesis at the IAC for some reason.
In all cases, including where IAC/DA resources are not being used, admission of the thesis project and, if it proceeds, the doctoral thesis itself will be at the discretion of the Department.