Scholarship Description: IBEC is inviting applications for master fellowships under its Master Programme for 2019. The fellows will carry out research in one of IBEC’s research groups in Barcelona.
The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) conducts excellent interdisciplinary research at the frontiers of engineering and life sciences in order to generate new knowledge by putting together fields like nanomedicine, biophysics, biotechnology, tissue engineering and the applications of health information technology.
Degree Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Master degree programme.
Available Subject: The fellows will carry out research in one of IBEC’s research groups in Barcelona. The Master Programme offers a research experience under University agreement.
Scholarship Benefits: The IBEC Master Programme offers 5 fellowships granted with a monthly stipend of 550€ gross from January 1st to June 30th, 2019 to perform their Master thesis at IBEC. The minimum dedication is 20h/week.
Eligible Nationalities: This fellowship is available to international students.
Eligibility Criteria: General Requirements for all Candidates (Eligibility criteria):
- Candidates must have obtained a university degree or must hold an official university qualification from a country of the European Higher Education Area from 180 to 240 ECTS of official university studies at the time of deadline (11th October 2018).
- Candidates must have an average final mark of BSc of at least 8/10 (Spanish system) in Engineering and experimental sciences (physics, chemistry, etc.) or at least 8, 3/10 in Life sciences
- Candidates should be admitted in an official Master Programme of a Catalan University by October 31st, 2018. Exceptions for non-local universities may occur if the study plan and university guidelines allow him/her to do an internship according to the requirements of this call. These cases will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
- Candidates must have a strong commitment to scientific research and an excellent academic record.
- Candidates must have a good working knowledge of English.
- Candidates are eligible for a period of 2 years following the end of the Bachelor degree at the time of deadline October 11th, 2018.
- High motivation and ability to be involved in an international multidisciplinary team.
- Any mobility experience, participation in research projects and/or other merits will be considered as a valuable contribution.
Language Requirements: Candidates must have a good working knowledge of English.
Application procedure: You will be required to provide the online application tool with the following information:
- Personal data.
- Cover letter, including the motivation for applying.
- A soft copy of your Certified Academic Record, showing grades obtained (degree). If these are not in Catalan, Spanish or English, applicants should attach a translation in one of these languages.
- Education: what, when and where you have studied. For BSc obtained in non-Spanish universities, to standardize the final marks in your application form, we will need that you submit your educational certificate using the relation of scales of foreign grades to the equivalent Spanish grades provided by the General Secretariat of Universities of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (instructions and template included in the application form).
- 1 letter of recommendation from lecturers or researchers with whom you have studied or worked and who can judge your potential as a Master student. Only letters with official letterhead and signature will be accepted. Please be sure to inform your referee that his/her letter must be uploaded in the online application tool before the deadline (11th October 2018) 2 . (Reference letter cannot be provided by IBEC’s Group Leader or associated researcher).
- In the application form the candidate will put in order of priority up to 2 group leaders or Associated Researchers.
- Candidates must inform about the title and University of the Master Programme in which they wish to enroll.
- The registration form must be duly completed and submitted before the deadline of the registration.
Deadline: October 11, 2018