Severo Ochoa Excellence Program continues to support PhD study in the Barcelona GSE research community


Photo from left: Bruno Guallar, Barcelona GSE Research Manager; doctoral students; and Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professor Susanna Esteban, Director of the IDEA PhD Program at UAB at the award ceremony for La Caixa-Severo Ochoa Fellows in Madrid this fall

Thanks to the Barcelona GSE's Severo Ochoa Excellence Accreditation, doctoral students in the School community can benefit from funding opportunities to support their post-graduate studies.

La Caixa-Severo Ochoa International Doctoral Fellowships

For the third year in a row, doctoral students have been awarded La Caixa-Severo Ochoa International Doctoral Fellowships to support their PhD studies in one of the two doctoral programs organized jointly with the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics: the Graduate Program in Economics, Finance and Management (GPEFM) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and the International Doctorate in Economic Analysis (IDEA) at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). The fellowships are financed by "La Caixa" Foundation and will provide the students with funding over a four-year period.

The "La Caixa" Foundation supports doctoral fellowships at those institutions which have received the Severo Ochoa Excellence Accreditation. The Severo Ochoa Program was launched in 2011 by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness to promote frontier research and distinguish those institutions that are defining the global scientific debate. The Barcelona GSE is the only center in the social sciences that has received the Severo Ochoa accreditation.

2015 recipients of the La Caixa-Severo Ochoa Fellowship

Support from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

Doctoral students in the Barcelona GSE community now have the opportunity to receive funding from the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. The Ministry provides financial support to students at Severo Ochoa accredited institutions who are working toward obtaining a PhD.

The 2015 recipient of this funding is Andrii Parkhomenko, a doctoral student in the IDEA PhD Program and member of the Barcelona GSE Class of 2011 (Economics)

Learn more about PhD programs in the Barcelona GSE community