The objectives of the talent attraction and recruiting actions are to improve our current training programs, to attract scientific talent, to educate, support and guide the young researchers and to boost our internationalization. The targets of the actions are especially focused on Master students, PhD and postdoc fellows, and permanent researchers. In total, during the Severo Ochoa period, 21 Master students, 61 PhD researchers, 24 postdoctoral fellows, 5 technicians and 6 tenured scientists have been recruited so far.
We have created a Master’s students call, which was first launched in 2016 in collaboration with the CSIC, so that Master students could complete their Master’s final research project in one of our ICMAB research groups. In 2016 we granted 7 scholarships for 3 months and 3,000 € each, in 2017, 7 scholarships for 5 months and 5,000 € each, and in 2018 we granted 7 more scholarships for 5 months and 5,000 € each. A total of 21 scholarships for Master students have been granted in these three years.