Severo Ochoa Programme

Human resources programme

Severo Ochoa Research Fellowships
Human resources programme

1. Advanced Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Advanced postdoctoral research fellowships are aimed at young researchers with outstanding careers in any of the IAC's six main lines of research. They offer conditions comparable to those of the Ramon y Cajal fellowships in terms of research leadership and co-supervision of doctoral theses.

During the periods 2012-2015 and 2016-2019 a total of 12 Severo Ochoa Advanced Postdoctoral Research Fellowships were awarded.

2. Postdoc Program 

These fellowships support the IAC postdoc programme, reinforcing internationality and the number of additional human resources for the IAC five major research lines. 

A total of 29 Severo Ochoa postdoctoral contracts were awarded during the periods 2012-2015 and 2016-2019.

3. 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 (ULL) under the supervision of a tutor and undertake research work leading to a doctoral thesis as part of a research group at the IAC.

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.

During the periods 2012-2015 and 2016-2019 a total of 21 Severo Ochoa pre-doctoral contracts were awarded, of which 11 were granted by the "La Caixa" Foundation.