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Martí i Franquès Doctoral Programme Plus

Description du projet

De nouvelles bourses de doctorat de l’université espagnole Rovira i Virgili

Dans le prolongement de son premier programme doctoral de cofinancement (COFUND‑DP) Marie Skłodowska-Curie en 2015 pour la mise en œuvre d’un programme soutenant 50 postes doctoraux, l’université espagnole Rovira i Virgili s’est vue octroyer ce nouveau projet de cofinancement (COFUND), MFP Plus. Il couvrira 50 postes doctorants sur deux appels à candidatures (le premier en 2020 et le second en 2021). Avec 59 organismes partenaires (dont 21 non-universitaires), le projet encouragera la diversité afin de favoriser l’innovation. Il apportera également des opportunités aux candidats rencontrant des difficultés. Le projet MFP Plus, financé par l’UE, se décrit comme le catalyseur d’un plus grand changement dans l’université et la région, et de l’amélioration de l’emploi et des conditions de travail des chercheurs. L’université propose des études doctorales sur 24 programmes et dans des infrastructures de pointe.


The Rovira i Virgili University (URV) is well positioned nationally and internationally due to the Excellence of its research and the commitment and internationally recognised staff. URV welcomes annually 11.200 undergraduate, 1.300 masters and 1.200 PhD students. In 2018, it was named World’s 78th Best Young University aged less than 50 years (by THE World University Rankings). At Spanish level, in 2017, URV was the 4th in publications by permanent teaching staff and 7th with Highly Cited Papers per each 100 permanent teaching staff. The URV endorsed the Charter and Code in 2008, obtaining, in April 2014, the HR Exellence in Research award by the EC, renewed in 2017. URV offers doctoral studies distributed in 24 programs in all areas of knowledge, and state of the art facilities in
which the fellows can develop their research projects.
The URV was granted (and running with great success) a first MSCA-COFUND-DP in 2015 for the implementation of a programme of 50 doctoral positions, with a total value of 8 M€ (4 M€ funded by the EC). With this new COFUND project (MFP Plus), we will offer 50 PhD Positions in two calls (in 2020 and 2021), and we will expand on some critical aspects, the backbone of the doctoral education: diversity to foster innovation (thanks to the explicit support of 59 partner organisations, 21 of which are non-academic); better pportunities for candidates in difficulties; integration with the intelligent specialisation of the region, and improved training and support for the doctoral candidates.
Our MFP Plus meets all the necessary conditions to be the catalyst of a larger change in our university and region, starting the process of improving employment and working conditions for all the researchers and creating a real impact of our research and on the fellows’ future career. A highly trained, experienced and professional team, led by the Rector of our university herself, will guarantee a resounding success in the implementation of this project.


Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 4 068 000,00
Carrer de escorxador
43003 Tarragona

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Este Cataluña Tarragona
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Autres sources de financement
€ 4 068 000,00