Predoctoral Research Contracts (PRC)

Predoctoral Research Contracts (PRC) at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC), Universitat Pompeu Fabra seeks doctoral applications from talented students with a strong interest in research. Candidates for PhD positions must hold an M.Sc degree or equivalent.

DTIC fellowships are targeted at extraordinary pre-doctoral researchers in the DTIC’s research areas. The fellowship provides a recognized first step into a research career.

Host institution: Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

Subject Areas:

  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Cognition
  • Computation and Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence and Theoretical Computer Science
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Information Retrieval and Data Mining
  • Cognitive Multimedia Technologies
  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Wireless Communications
  • Image Processing for Enhanced Cinematography
  • Sound and Music Computing
  • Graphics and Educational Technologies
  • Network Technologies and Strategies
  • Analysis of Biomedical Data and Non-Linear Signal Analysis
  • Information Theory and Coding
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Instrumentation and Biomedical Electronics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computational Imaging and Computational Physiology

How to apply:

  1. Fill the application form
  2. For any consults contact to

Duration of the fellowship (PRC): Maximum 4years, renewed yearly


  • Candidates must have submitted a PhD application.
  • Condition: Candidates must be accepted to the PhD program are eligible a fellowship..
  • Every fellowship application should be combined up with an admissions application into the PhD program.
  • Admissions to the PhD program are handled by the University Admission Office.

Types of fellowship (PRC):

  • Teaching: including 60 teaching hours/academic year. Fellowship fully paid by department
  • Teaching and Research: Includes 40 teaching hours every academic year and research tasks. Fellowship funded between department and research group.
  • Research: includes only research tasks and is funded ONLY by research group.

Application Period

  • First PhD application period: November 27th, 2017 to January, 15th, 2018
  • Second PhD application period: January, 16th, 2018 to March, 5th, 2018 
  • Third PhD application period: March, 6th, 2018 to April, 19th, 2018
  • Fourth PhD application period: April 20th, 2018 to June, 1st, 2018
  • Fifth PhD application period: June, 2nd, 2018 to September, 14th, 2018
Quick Overview————-
Organization Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Fellowship Level Predoctoral
Country Spain
Subject areas

Computer Science, Biomedical, Music, Graphics, Instrumentation

Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open for EU as well as International students
Deadline Applications Accepted Five times a year 

approaching deadline: March, 5th, 2018 


Application Form


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