The CREAF training programs seeks to attract high profile candidates with the vision of developing future research leaders. CREAF can offer you a future rich in opportunities and growth on a professional level, and the unique skills to support you becoming a relevant and successful researcher.

Thank you for your interest in CREAF. There are several ways in which you can study with CREAF in a stimulating environment involving multidisciplinary research:

Master Students

If you are interested in ideas and supervision for a Masters Projects or summer work experience during your degree, please contact the researcher you think could be more interesting for your area of study.

PhD Fellowships



INPhINIT Doctorate Scholarships (Open!)

35 PhD fellowships for early-stage researchers of any nationality to pursue their PhD studies in research centres accredited with the Spanish Seal of Excellence Severo Ochoa. This frame is addressed exclusively to PhD research projects on STEM disciplines: life sciences and health, experimental sciences, physics, chemistry and mathematics.

Programme rules- Doctorate INPhINIT incoming

Please remember that NO applications nor additional documentation can be submitted after the deadline set in the call rules.

INPhINIT CREAF Opportunities (more details here)




4 February 2020
Deadline for submitting applications.

18 February 2020
Deadline for submitting the language certificate.

16 April 2020
Notification of the shortlist results.

27 and 28 May 2020
Face-to-face interviews in Barcelona.

2 June 2020
Publication of the final list of selected candidates.

From 2 to 30 June 2020
Matching research centre – fellow.


Call for applications


In order to be accepted, candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:


At the call deadline, applicants must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.

Studies pursued: 

At the time of recruitment, candidates must comply with one of the following options:

To have completed the studies that lead to an official university degree adapted to the European Higher Education Area awarding 300 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits must correspond to master level.

To have completed a degree in a university not adapted to the European Higher Education Area that gives access to doctoral studies. The verification of an equivalent level of studies to the ones mentioned above will be made by the university when the admission procedure starts.

Geographic mobility:

For candidates applying to Spanish centres or units: Candidates must not have resided or have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline.

For candidates applying to Portuguese centres or units: Candidates must not have resided or have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Portugal for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline.

Short stays, such as holidays, done in a country other than their country of usual residence (where they carried out their main activity), will be considered as time spent in their country of usual residence.

Level of English: 

Candidates must have a demonstrable level of English (B2 or higher).

Complete applications: 

Only candidates whose applications meet all the requirements of the call may be accepted.


More Information


 Contact the PhD coordinator (Anna Àvila)

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Directly funded research fellowships are not available from CREAF at this moment but we welcome the opportunity to work with externally-funded world-class scientists.  If your experience and ambition match CREAF’s scientific aims and you wish to carry out research at one of our sites, the following funding schemes exist that could allow you to do so: