Once fulfillment of eligibility requirements has been verified, the Selection Committee will evaluate all eligible candidates.

The selection of fellows will be based on academic qualifications and research excellence.

Pre-selection of candidates to be short-listed for interview will be based on the submitted documents. Complete applications will be reviewed within a month after the deadline.

Shortlisted candidates will receive invitations to visit ICFO for personal interviews with the selection committee and ICFO Group/ Team Leaders, scheduled to take place during in on May 25-26, 2017. The interview process involves a standard interview with the Selection Committee, including a presentation of the candidate’s academic trajectory and research interests, and individual interviews with ICFO Group Leaders.

Fellowship offers will be made to the successful candidates shortly after the interviews. Selected students will have two weeks to accept the position and should start their fellowships no later than October 15, 2017.