Call for MINECO doctoral positions


 Timeline of the call


  • Application deadline:
    June 29, 2015 at 15:00 (Spanish time)
  • Final decision:
    November/December 2015
  • Incorporation:
    January 2016

MINECO doctoral call 


The aim of the contracts is to develop a doctoral training project in one of the research groups of the Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics (BGSMath). Each contract is attached to a research project, either to the Maria de Maeztu project (4 contracts), or to MTM projects of a BGSMath groups (5 contracts), or to a DPI project of a BGSMath group (1 contract).
Each contract is for at most four years and finishes upon completion of the Ph.D. thesis. The yearly gross salary is 16.422 Euros. Besides, fellows can benefit from a mobility allowance of 4.750 Euros to be enjoyed during the predoctoral training, and an additional quantity of 1500 Euros to cover the registration fees of the Ph.D. programmes.
In case the thesis is completed before the fourth year, a new one-year postdoctoral contract, with gross salary of 19.000 Euros may be issued.
  • Copy of Passport, in case of non Spanish applicants not resident in Spain
  • CV, in Spanish or English
  • Certified academic records, in Spanish or English, of both the bachelor and master degrees, or others. These must include all grades obtained at the time of application. If issued by a non Spanish institution, the grading system should be explained. When not in Spanish or English, an official translation to Spanish or English must be provided.
  • Applicants should fulfil, at the time of signature of the contract, the conditions to register in a Ph.D. programme in Mathematics either at Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona or Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. It is not required to be registered or accepted at the time of application.
  • The call establishes that the outcome of the selection process will be available before Dec 15th, 2015.
  • Typically, to register in such a programme applicants should have completed a bachelor and a master, or else having completed at least 300 ECTS of which at least 60 corresponding to a Master programme.
  • Candidates may confirm their eligibility by contacting the coordinators of the above mentioned programmes:
  • Applicants should have not enjoyed a similar contract for more than 12 months at the time of application
  • First, the applicant should be registered at the “Registro Unificado de Solicitantes” at “Registro de Investigador”
    Registro de Investigador (RUS)
  • Once completed, applicants will be able to enter the application website (this registration can be used in the future for other applications to MINECO).
    Application website
  • Once in the application site, just follow the instructions. First, the applicant is invited to choose a research project (and only one) among the list of available projects, to be found as well in
    List of available projects in all areas
  • Each applicant can submit only one application. The Maria de Maeztu projects are:
    MDM-2014-0445-01: Algebra, Geometry and Topology
    Carles Casacuberta (
    Consorci Centre de Recerca Matemàtica
    MDM-2014-0445-02: Analysis, Probability and Partial Differential Equations
    Xavier Tolsa (
    Consorci Centre de Recerca Matemàtica
    MDM-2014-0445-03: Dynamical Systems
    Tere Martínez-Seara (
    Consorci Centre de Recerca Matemàtica
    MDM-2014-0445-04: Mathematics and Statistics for Life and Social Sciences
    Tomás Alarcón (
    Consorci Centre de Recerca Matemàtica
    Besides, the projects
    MTM2014-51824-P: Teoría geométrica de funciones
    Artur Nicolau (
    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
    MTM2014-53644-P: Estructura y clasificación de anillos, módulos y C*-algebras
    Pere Ara (
    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
    MTM2014-51834-P: Operadores en anàlisis complejo y sus aplicaciones al estudio de procesos de puntos aleatorios
    Joaquim Ortega Cerdà (
    Maria del Carmen Cascante (
    Universitat de Barcelona
    MTM2014-52402-C3-1-P: Ecuaciones en derivadas parciales: problemas de reacción-difusión, íntegro-diferenciales y geométricos
    Xavier Cabré (
    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
    MTM2014-54745-P: Estructuras discretas, geométricas y aleatorias
    Marc Noy (
    Oriol Serra (
    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
    DPI2014-51844-C2-2-R: Ingeniería basada en simulación computacional (in-silico) para la toma de decisiones en tiempo real
    Antonio Huerta (
    Pedro Diez Mejía (
    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Candidates may contact the “Investigador Principal 1” to inquire about details of the doctoral training project and the potential advisors.
  • Once the project is chosen, applicants are required to upload the required documents in the system.
  • Once the online application is finished and validated by the applicant, some documents will be automatically generated. The applicant must print and sign them. The signed documents must then be presented either at:
    • The MINECO registration office at calle Albacete, 5, 28027, Madrid
    • At some official registration office (this includes a Postal Office in Spain or the Spanish embassies or consulates abroad). In this case two copies of the applications must be provided, one in an open envelope to be sent to MINECO, the other copy to be stamped and kept by the applicant.