Undertaking a challenging research project is vital for launching an ambitious research career. ICFO is aware of the importance of encouraging women’s participation in science to enhance innovation, creativity and excellence in research.
The SPIE@ICFO Maria Yzuel Fellowship Awards aims to attract outstanding woman* students to conduct a Research Internship, Bachelor or Master Thesis with an ICFO research group. By offering young women the possibility to explore science in a stimulating and supporting environment, these awards aim to attract, retain and promote woman* talent towards future research careers in the photonic sciences.
Up to 3 fellowships will be offered across all ICFO research groups. Interested students should browse the different research group profiles available on the ICFO website, https://www.icfo.eu/lang/research, to identify the groups that best match their interests. Selected students will participate in ICFO’s rich scientific life, benefit from the experience of ICFO researchers, cutting edge facilities, industrial projects, the institute’s stimulating and interdisciplinary environment, and as receive high-level training as well as extensive admin and tech support. They will collaborate with scientists on research assignments tailored from available projects at ICFO, and will also acquire skills for communicating their research results. In addition, internal Undergraduate and Master student opportunities might become available, for which we may retain candidates applying to this present call. *We welcome cis and trans women
How to apply
1st step: Submit your application
To apply for a fellowship, suitable candidates are requested to submit the following documents (in English):
- A presentation/motivation letter stating research group (s) of interest and answering the question: why this fellowship will benefit your career?
- A Curriculum Vitae, including contact details, in English.
- A scanned copy of the academic transcripts for the undergraduate and postgraduate (if applies), in English or Spanish.
- Name and contact details of one potential referee.
For candidates shortlisted for interview, this referee will be automatically contacted by ICFO requesting them to provide a reference letter. The deadline for submission of the application material, is June 08, 2023.
It is the candidateâs responsibility to make sure all required application material (see above), is complete by the time of deadline, in order to be considered.
2nd step: Review process Selection
Review process Selection of Fellows is based on merit and potential, measured in terms of academic records and personal achievements. Proactive attitudes, participation in community activities, and capacity for team-work are also taken into account. In a first revision stage, applications will first be reviewed to assure that they meet the eligibility requirements and conditions and candidates will be notified accordingly by mid-June 2023, at the latest. In the second step of the selection procedure, shortlisted candidates will receive invitations for videoconference interviews with the selection committee and ICFO Group/Team Leaders, planned to take place at the end of June 2023. Fellowship offers will be made to the successful candidates shortly after the interviews, on the beginning of July 2023, at the latest.
At all stages of the process, candidates may contact ICFO Human Resources and Education via email@example.com.
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