DOCFAM+: your future PhD programme

Be the next Advanced Functional Materials expert

Docfam+ (DOCtoral training programme in Functional Advanced Materials: Towards a Better Future) is a new doctoral programme for the recruitment of 26 excellent doctoral researchers led by the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC).

DOCFAM+ is a unique interdisciplinary and intersectorial research programme. We offer excellent salaries and international experience through secondments. The complete training programme includes annual workshops, a career development retreat and industry days, among others.


1st Call (2023)

Opening date: spring 2023. Deadline: end of 2023
13 ESR positions offered

2nd Call (2024)

13 ESR fellowships offered 

Choose to do your PhD in one of these Functional Materials leader centers:

  • Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)
  • ALBA Synchrotron Lightsource (ALBA-CELLS)
  • Catalan Institute of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (ICN2)
  • Catalonia Energy Research Institute (IREC)
  • High Energy Physics Institute (IFAE)
  • Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM-CSIC)
  • Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)


Docfam+ enhances the potential and future career perspectives of recruited fellows

DOCFAM+ doctoral programme promotes adequate work and employment conditions for the recruited researchers, fulfilling the principles set in the Charter & Code. Selected fellows will receive a generous salary including living and mobility allowances. In addition, DOCFAM+ will cover tuition fees for PhD studies during the 3 years of the contract. Fellows will also enjoy research, training & networking costs related to their participation in the different activities throughout the programme.

Available positions in Call 1

To be published soon

DOCFAM+ has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 10181337

ICMAB acknowledges financial support from the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, through the “Severo Ochoa” Programme for Centres of Excellence in R&D (SEV- 2015-0496, CEX2019-000917-S)

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