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10 PhD Fellowships at IA within the la Caixa Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships Programme - Incoming frame

IA welcomes PhD applications in the framework of La Caixa Programme. The "la Caixa" Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships Programme (Incoming) invites applications to recruit 35 early-stage researchers of any nationality to carry out their PhD projects at a select number of universities and research institutes in Portugal and Spain, including the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) in Portugal. This programme aims to support the best scientific talent —of any nationality — and foster innovative, high quality research in Spain and Portugal.

Deadline for applications: 25 January 2023 (2pm Peninsular Spain)

The Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço is the most prominent research unit in the field of Astrophysics in Portugal, integrating researchers from the University of Porto, the University of Coimbra, and the University of Lisbon.

Projects offered by IA: The Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço offers 10 research projects within this call, at three different universities, all part of its strategy for the 2023-2026 period:

- New frontiers in exoplanet science: searching for exomoons and exorings
Universidade do Porto

- Signatures of magnetic activity in differentially-rotating solar-like stars
Universidade do Porto

- The ANDES Fundamental Cosmology Pipeline     
Universidade do Porto

- The physically resolved properties of distant galaxies with MUSE, HST and Euclid
Universidade do Porto

- SUPERIOR: SUrface PropERtIes Of tRans-neptunian objects using Webb
Universidade de Coimbra

- Exploring the red side of the most abundant stars in the Galaxy
Universidade do Porto

- Exploring Supermassive Black Holes at the heyday of galaxy evolution
Universidade de Lisboa

- Extracting large-scale cosmological information from HI intensity mapping experiments
Universidade do Porto

- Formation and evolution of exoplanets: clues from the host star composition
Universidade do Porto

- M Starburst-driven galactic winds and the evolving topology of gas in local analogs of the first galaxies  
Universidade do Porto

Application: applications are to be submitted directly through the la Caixa foundation webpage, where further information on this programme can also be found:

More information:


The list of available projects can be found in the link below. Please select ''IASTRO - Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço'' in the ''HOST ORGANIZATION'' to find the projects offered by IA:


Mobility requirement: under this call, candidates applying to carry out their PhD project at the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço must not have resided or have carried out their main activity in Portugal for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline. Short stays such as holidays will not be considered when calculating the mobility requirement.

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia