SPIE@ICFO Maria Yzuel Fellowship Awards - Fellowship Awards for Female Undergraduate and Master Students

Updated: 27 days ago
Deadline: 30 May 2021

Undertaking a challenging research project is vital for launching an ambitious research career.

ICFO is aware of the importance of encouraging women’s participation in science to enhance innovation, creativity and excellence in research.

The SPIE@ICFO Maria Yzuel Fellowship Awards aims to attract outstanding female students to conduct a Research Internship, Bachelor or Master Thesis with an ICFO research group.

By offering young women the possibility to explore science in a stimulating and supporting environment, these awards aim to attract, retain and promote female talent towards future research careers in the photonic sciences.

Up to 4 fellowships will be offered across all ICFO research groups in the following research topics:


  • Biophysics & Biomedical Optics
  • Optical Sensing, Optoelectronics & Photovoltaics
  • Nonlinear Optics, Ultrafast Optics & Atto-Physics
  • Nanophotonics, Optomechanics & Nanomechanics
  • Experimental Quantum Optics & Quantum Information
  • Theoretical Nanophotonics, Quantum Optics & Quantum Information
  • Condensed Matter Theory & Light-Matter Interactions
  • Energy storage, solar fuels and CO2 mitigation
  • Thermal photonics and infrared spectroscopy

Interested students should browse the different research group profiles available on the ICFO website, https://www.icfo.eu/lang/research/groups , to identify the groups that best match their interests.

Selected students will participate in ICFO’s rich scientific life, benefit from the experience of ICFO researchers, cutting edge facilities, industrial projects, the institute’s stimulating and interdisciplinary environment, and as receive high-level training as well as extensive admin and tech support. They will collaborate with scientists on research assignments tailored from available projects at ICFO, and will also acquire skills for communicating their research results.


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