Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain is offering 76 PhD positions in the framework of Martí Franquès Doctoral Fellowship Programme and applications are welcome from master’s graduates (or equivalent) from all  INU partners.  The call is now open and the deadline is 15th November 2020.

URV call advert

The Martí i Franquès Call 2020 is now open! Applications from master’s graduates (or equivalent) who would like to pursue a doctoral degree at our university are welcome. In this Call we are offering 76 PhD positions, under two different editions: STANDARD and MSCA-COFUND.

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In 2020, 76 PhD selected candidates (one position reserved for a researcher with disabilities, under the MSCA-COFUND Edition) will be the beneficiaries of a 3-year employment contract, and all the advantages of the Martí i Franquès Programme:

  • Highly competitive and attractive salaries.
  • The chance to participate in co-tutorship; that is, in a cotutelle agreement between other universities and the URV.
  • An international environment, supported by the endorsement to the European Charter & Code.
  • Enrolment in excellent doctoral programmes.
  • Access to a comprehensive research training package, together with an attractive transversal skills programme.
  • The opportunity to undertake research in one of the top 600 universities in the world (101-150th THE Young Universities Ranking).
  • Access to high-quality facilities and infrastructure for research & innovation.
  • Open, Transparent and Merit based Recruitment.
  • Equal opportunities for all.


The positions are based on individual projects encompassing all areas of research: Sciences, Health Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Social and Legal Sciences.

The Universitat Rovira i Virgili, in Spain, is a modern public higher education institution, internationally recognised for providing high quality teaching and top-of-the-line research, as shown in the international rankings. As an institution, URV seeks to promote gender equality and increase diversity, in all of its forms, throughout all its programmes. URV supports the European Commission’s initiative Science4Refugees.