“la Caixa” Foundation, a non-profit organisation, invites applications for its fully-funded fellowship for outstanding young graduate students from all over the world who want to pursue an ambitious PhD project at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO).
The “la Caixa” Foundation and the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness have joined efforts to link the “la Caixa”/CNIO international PhD programme to research centres distinguished as “Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence”. The CNIO has been awarded this distinction in 2011.
Worth of Award

  • The International PhD Programme at the CNIO offers cross-disciplinary training in state-of-the-art basic and applied cancer research within an international scientific environment.
  • Four fully funded four-year fellowships will be available in 2014.


  • Candidates should have an excellent academic track record, a solid knowledge of English and previous research experience.

How to Apply

  • Apply online

Deadline: Applications must be received by February 28, 2014.
For more information, click here.