SO-ICN2 Summer Fellowships Program

SO-ICN2 Academia International Programme


Research area or group:

Master's degree or PhD students will be integrated into one of the ICN2 research groups under the mentorship of the corresponding group leader. Please visit the pages of our groups at

During the application process, candidates will be asked to select the ICN2 research group(s) they would like to join. Please, note that previous acceptance from the ICN2 research group will be required for the application.

Description of the group or project:

The SO-ICN2 Summer Fellowships Programme aims to promote science and support the research careers of exceptionally talented young students. Through this programme, ICN2 offers undergraduate students from top universities worldwide the opportunity to complete an internship at ICN2 during the European summer months.

This summer internship will serve to broaden their education and research training. The selected candidates will have the opportunity to actively participate in one of our frontier research groups, and learn about new and exciting areas of science, novel technologies and innovative ideas, all in an open and international environment. Candidates may either complete part of their own project or participate in an existing research project at ICN2.


The Programme is open to Master and early PhD students who plan a 2-months research stay (ideally July and August) in one of the research groups of ICN2. Candidates must hold at least a BSc degree in a scientific related area and be currently enrolled in a foreign institution (university, research center, etc.). A signed agreement letter from the ICN2 host group is required for the application, detailing the scientific objectives and expected outcomes of the stay (cover letter). Please, make sure that you contact your preferred host group in advance for preparing the required documents. For early PhD Students, we request a complementary statement from the official PhD supervisor explaining the motivation and relation to overall objectives of the Thesis (recommendation letter). 

Summary of conditions:

The programme will fund 3 research internships each year, with a maximum of 2000 € per grant. Eligible costs are trip, acommodation, and living expenses under current Spanish regulation.

How to apply:

All applications must be made via the ICN2 JOBS website and include the following:

  • CV
  • BSc and Master´s grades must be indicated in the application form
  • Academic transcript for the BSc (in Spanish, Catalan or English)
  • Cover letter (for template, click here).
  • Contact details for one or two referees, or recommendation letters.

Deadline for applications: 31st March

Equal opportunities:
ICN2 is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion of people with disabilities.