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Getting your research started

If you are a graduate or undergraduate student and you would like to pursue a research career, we offer several opportunities in our institute, such as doing a Bachelor or Master thesis with us. We also accept official curricular internships, valid for universities. Most of the topics for Bachelor or Master thesis can be possibly downscaled for an internship project. Please bear in mind that we cannot host informal or summer internships.

TFM / TFG projects and internships at ICE

Find a list of available topics to complete Master (TFM), Bachelor (TFG) thesis and official curricular internships below.

Thesis UAB

Get your PhD through the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Thesis UB

Get your PhD through the Universitat de Barcelona

AWARD | Program to support introduction to scientific research

These awards aim to offer competitive financial aid for the introduction to research of young university students with good academic performance. The ICE-CSIC wants to offer students the opportunity to collaborate with a research group as the first step in the professional development of young researchers.

Find the details about the call and the projects you can apply to in the link below.


Other programmes to start your research

JAE Intro Programme

The JAE Intro programme offers grants at CSIC centres (CSIC-owned, mixed or partner units) aimed at university students interested in starting a research career.

This scholarship programme provides an approach to a research career to those students who want to take their first steps in research. JAE Intro grants present the opportunity of enjoying the possibilities offered by CSIC Centres and Institutes in their different scientific areas and, at the same time, they provide an introduction to cutting-edge knowledge of scientific topics and scientific praxis.

This explanatory video will clarify the structure of the JAE Intro Programme.

JAE Intro

Application: 20/04/2024 - 20/05/2024

We offer 4 training programmes in the area Matter area. 

JAE Intro ICU

JAE Intro SOMdM

JAE Intro grants

They present the opportunity of enjoying the possibilities offered by CSIC centres and institutes in their different scientific areas and, at the same time, they provide an introduction to cutting-edge knowledge of scientific topics and scientific praxis.

Watch the video to know more about the structure of the programme.

FAQ

Scholarships

What kind of scholarships can I apply for?

The potential scholarships include the FPI, (granted by the Spanish State Research Agency), FPU (granted by the Spanish Ministry of Education) and FI (for students from a Catalan university or research center) programmes. These calls usually open towards the end of the year. Other possible funding for a PhD come from European projects, and these positions are also announced in our website.

PhD

What are the main research areas of ICE researchers?

Our research strategy focuses on these questions: What is our universe made of? How matter and fields behave in extreme conditions? Are we alone in the universe?

We are involved in engineering, theoretical and observational astrophysics, cosmology, gravitational waves, physics in extreme conditions, Earth observation, exoplanets and the solar system, among others. Find more about our research lines here.

What topics can do my PhD in?

We have a variety of possible topics, reflecting the large diversity of our research lines. Find more about them here.

Training

Can I do my TFM / TFG project at ICE? What about internships?

Find the list of available topics to complete Master (TFM) and Bachelor (TFG) thesis here. If interested, please send your Bachelor/Master academic transcripts and a brief CV to the researcher in charge of the project (CC Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.), indicating the approximate date of your availability.

We also accept official curricular internships, valid for universities. Most of the topics for Bachelor or Master thesis can be possibly downscaled for an internship project. Please, bear in mind that we cannot host informal or summer internships.

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