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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)


2nd Call (2024)


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.

Call 2

2nd May - 30th June 2024