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Fostering research careers in LIGHT sciences

Project description

Training scientists in photonic sciences

Located in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) carries out frontier research, trains scientists and technologists, and promotes knowledge and technology transfer. The EU-funded FLIGHT project is a 60-month MCSA COFUND doctoral programme that will recruit outstanding early stage researchers to conduct ambitious joint PhD projects in the field of photonic sciences at ICFO, following academic, industrial or clinical research tracks. The project will foster the career mobility of researchers, allowing them to undertake projects in collaboration with one of 14 industrial and clinical partners who will co-supervise their research. FLIGHT includes an extensive training programme of multidisciplinary scientific workshops and training events that connect academic research and industrial/clinical work.

Objective

FLIGHT is a 60-month MCSA COFUND doctoral program that aims at recruiting outstanding early stage researchers (ESRs) to carry out ambitious PhD-projects at ICFO in one of 3 tracks: Standrard, Industrial or Clinical. It will offer 30 highly competitive fellowships of 36 months duration, through 3 calls, to outstanding international candidates, and equip them unique capabilities to become future leaders in academic, industrial and clinical research.

FLIGHT aims to fostering career mobility of researchers beyond the academic sector. The program includes an extensive training program of multidisciplinary scientific workshops and training events where all Fellows are exposed to the interdisciplinary mix between academic research and industrial/clinical work. ESRs in the Industrial and Clinical tracks will undertake research projects in collaboration with one of 14 Industrial and Clinical partners, from innovative start-ups to multinational companies and leading local hospitals, who will co-finance the ESRs' research projects, and provide co-supervision, extended secondments, research and training resources.

FLIGHT will equip recruited Fellows with unique capabilities to launch a research career at the intersection of photonic sciences with a wide range of industrial and clinical applications, and enhance the European talent base in a field – photonic sciences – identified as vital to the ongoing competitiveness of the European Research Area.

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FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Net EU contribution
€ 3 024 000,00
Address
Avinguda carl friedrich gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
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