Every year, the community of Madrid and the State Research Plan publish calls open to any area of knowledge to conduct an industrial doctorate by financing pre-doctoral contracts and funds for the development of industrial projects. These are proposals presented by companies in collaboration with research groups.
Community of Madrid
Every year, The Community of Madrid publishes a call for Industrial doctorates offering Madrid based companies and universities the opportunity to develop industrial projects. The call aims to attract young researchers to companies to develop research projects of interest while improving these young doctors’ professional opportunities.
Application deadline: 16/07/2020
Objective: Development of industrial doctorate projects in any field of knowledge and any business sector in the Community of Madrid to strengthen the lines of research and competitiveness of companies in Madrid (work centre in the Community of Madrid-CM).
Type of project: research projects or studies to develop products, processes, or services between a company and a research body.
Beneficiaries:-companies (small, medium, and large) universities based in the Community of Madrid (work centre in CM).
Type of aid/eligible expenses: subsidy with co-funding for companies, 20 000, 17 500, and 15000euros/year (small, medium, and large companies) for the pre-doctoral contract and subsidy of up to 30 000 euros/year for fungible/can be inventoried/registration for the research groups.
More information: here (2020 call)
State Programme for the promotion of talent and employability
The Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Universities publish an annual call for Industrial Doctorates to promote the training of doctors in companies nationally through the co-funding of pre-doctoral contracts that participate in an industrial or experimental research project developed in the company, in which their doctoral thesis will be framed, to favour the labour insertion of researchers in companies at the beginning of their professional careers.
Application deadline: 24/02/2022
Objective: Development of industrial doctorate projects in any field of knowledge and any business sector.
Type of project: Industrial or experimental development projects leading to a doctoral thesis on subjects of interest and relevance to the company, length 4 years.
Beneficiaries: companies (small, medium, large) and applicants enrolled or admitted to a doctoral programme.
Type of aid/eligible expenses: subsidy of up to 70% depending on the size of the company and the kind of project, to finance the pre-doctoral contract, completion of stays, and tuition fees.
More information: here (2022 call)