CRAG PhD Positions for International Students in Spain, 2019

The new 2018 International CRAG PhD Positions are now available to study in Spain. The program welcomes applications from motivated national and international students.

The Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) is an independent organization established as a Consortium of four main research institutions: the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA), Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), and University of Barcelona (UB).

The doctoral program is in English. Therefore, a good knowledge of English is absolutely required. We encourage candidates to support the application with scores of internationally valid language exams like TOEFL or other tests. However, they are not mandatory: a verifiable education in English or a reasonably long stay in an English speaking country are also convincing.

Scholarship Description: 

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this position.

Entrance Requirements: The program is aimed at international students who have completed one of the following options by July 2019:

  1. Candidates are selected exclusively on merit, on the basis of their curriculum. Academic grades and the curriculum of applicants are evaluated, as well as reference letters and a motivation letter. No selection criteria for positive or negative discrimination are applied.
  2. Candidates cannot be in possession of a PhD Degree.
  3. Candidates cannot have been hired as predoctoral students for more than 12 months before the start of the PhD Program.
  4. Candidates cannot have started a pre-doctoral fellowship funded by the Spanish “Plan Estatal de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica” or any previous “Plan Nacional”.

English Language Requirements: The doctoral program is in English. Therefore, a good knowledge of English is absolutely required. We encourage candidates to support the application with scores of internationally valid language exams like TOEFL or other tests. However, they are not mandatory: a verifiable education in English or a reasonably long stay in an English speaking country are also convincing.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Applicants should send the application materials directly to the Principal Investigator of the project or projects they are interested in.

Applicants will be asked to submit the following documents:

Scholarship Link