Severo Ochoa Programme

Human resources programme

Human resources programme

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

The IAC offers its doctoral students bibliographical, computing and observing facilities, and access to its own and international research projects, as well as the necessary funding for the effective undertaking of research activity. They will be based at the IAC's headquarters (La Laguna), a stimulating and keen working environment, with access to all Canary Islands telescopic and supercomputing facilities, including the 10.4m GTC, to other Spanish facilities, to ESO, ESA, and IRAM.

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.