With these grants, the institution confirms its commitment to attracting talent and supporting university students.
The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has announced 300 JAE Intro introductory research grants. These grants allow students to learn about the professional opportunities offered by the CSIC’s institutes and different research structures in different scientific areas. The JAE Intro programme is aimed at undergraduate and master’s degree students interested in embarking on a research career that could lead to the completion of a doctoral thesis in one of the institution’s research groups. The deadline for applications is 7 November 2022. Details of the call and the application form can be found at the following link: https://sede.csic.gob.es/intro2022.
For years, the CSIC has been committed to the Junta para la Ampliación de Estudios (JAE programme) for the training of new generations of scientists. This year the main new feature of the programme is that the number of grants has been increased from 250 to 300. “This year our JAE programme opens the doors of the CSIC to more young researchers. With the recent incorporation of the National Centres to the institution we have increased the number of grants by 50, so that we promote the attraction of talent and the support of research in more fields,” says Carmen Simón, director of the Postgraduate and Specialisation Department of the CSIC.
The main requirement to apply for this grant is to be in the final year of a bachelor’s degree or to be enrolled in a university master’s degree during the 2022/2023 academic year and to have an average mark of 8.00 for the branches of Arts and Humanities, Sciences, Health Sciences and Social and Legal Sciences; and to have an average mark of 7.00 for the branch of knowledge of Engineering and Architecture. A quota of 15 scholarships will be reserved for candidates who have the legal status of disabled persons with a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.
Once the grants have been awarded, in mid-2023, those selected will carry out a research stay lasting seven consecutive months at a CSIC centre within one of the institution’s three global areas (Life, Society and Matter). In this call, the JAE Intro grants have a total remuneration of 4,200 euros, 600 euros per month.