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: 15th May 
Deadline: 15th July
13 doctoral positions offered

2nd Call (2024)

13 doctoral positions 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.

Call 1 · Spring 2023

Co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the European Research Executive Agency can be held responsible for them.

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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