INPhINIT. “La Caixa” Doctoral Fellowship Programme 2023

BC3, the Basque Centre for Climate Change, as Maria de Maeztu Unit, is a host organization of INPhINIT and offers up to 8 research projects to be carried out in a multidisciplinary and international research team. The doctoral fellowship programme INPhINIT ”la Caixa” is devoted to attracting talented Early-Stage Researchers—of any nationality—who wish to pursue doctoral studies in Spanish or Portuguese territory. Sponsored by ”la Caixa” Foundation, it is aimed at supporting the best scientific talent and fostering innovative and high-quality research in Spain and Portugal by recruiting outstanding international students and offering them an attractive and competitive environment for conducting research of excellence.

  • Doctorate INPhINIT Incoming: 35 PhD fellowships for researchers willing to carry out their PhD project in research centres accredited with the Spanish Seal of Excellence Severo Ochoa, María de Maeztu or Health Institute Carlos III and Portuguese units accredited as “excellent” according to the evaluation of the Fundação de Ciência e Tecnologia.This frame is addressed exclusively to STEM disciplines: life sciences and health, experimental sciences, physics, chemistry and mathematics. Candidates who wish to join BC3 cannot have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than twelve months in the three years immediately prior to the deadline for applications.

The INPhINIT program is open to Early-Stage Researchers (ESR) of all nationalities. In order to be eligible, candidates must meet some requirements specified in the call.

For more details of the grant, applications and selection criteria process, and other general questions, please visit the INPhINIT program website.


What do we offer: 8 PhD research projects

  • A relational approach towards collective decision-making under uncertainty for the conservation and restauration of natural systems.
  • Biodiversity-stability relationships under different perturbation scenarios
  • Challenges and opportunities for biodiversity and ecosystem conservation in post-conflict contexts: An example from Colombia
  • High-Mountain Climate Proxies and Scenarios (HIMCLIPS)
  • Math Leading to Action: Cliodynamics of Environmental Issues (CEI)
  • Understanding the long-term recovery of ecosystems from land use change, the Norse case in Greenland
  • Vulnerability of forest soil biodiversity to the increase in the frequency and intensity of natural disturbances associated with climate change
  • What is out there? A characterization of climatic impacts of ruminant livestock productive types in Spain

Term of contract

The position will be for a period of 3 years


Basque Centre for Climate Change, Leioa, Spain.


The doctoral INPhINIT fellowships offer a highly competitive salary and complementary opportunities for training on transferrable skills (in annual training sessions), temporary stays in industry, incentives upon completion of the thesis, among other elements that make these fellowships some of the most attractive and complete in Europe.

More information

Further information on each research project can be found at the INPhINIT website. For any questions on the research projects, please, feel free to contact our group leaders



25 January 2023, at 2 pm Peninsular Spain

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