06 November 2018 Junior Leader “la Caixa” Fellowship

Prof. Dmitri Efetov formally accepts his fellowship in an award ceremony held at “la Caixa” on Nov 5

Prof. Dmitri Efetov receives prestigious new fellowship from Obra Social ”la Caixa” The results of the first call for the new postdoctoral fellowships programme, Junior Leader “la Caixa”, have been announced and ICFO Professor Dr Dmitri Efetov has been awarded the prestigious fellowship.

This program is aimed at hiring excellent researchers—of any nationality—who wish to continue their research career in Spanish territory on any discipline. Sponsored by Obra Social ”la Caixa”, the objectives of this programme are to foster high-quality, innovative research in Spain and to support the best scientific talents by providing them with an attractive, competitive environment in which to conduct excellent research.

Within the Junior Leader programme, fellowships are awarded to attract incoming talent, and also to retain talented researchers of any nationality. Incoming fellows are offered a three-year employment contract to conduct a research project at accredited centres with the Severo Ochoa or María de Maeztu distinction of excellence. Recipients of fellowships to retain talent may carry out research at any university or research centre in Spain.

By means of a complementary training programme, these fellowships are intended to consolidate research skills and to foster an independent scientific career as an option for the future.

Congratulations Dima on this important achievement.