IGFAE announces its third edition of its summer fellowships for research initiation, offering a minimum of 10 grants aimed at undergraduate students interested in having their first research experience during July. Accepted applicants will enjoy a hands-on extracurricular internship and will be assigned a research project belonging to one of the Research Strategic Areas of the Galician Institute of High Energy Physics (IGFAE) under the supervision of a senior researcher. The students will gain knowledge and know-how in the field of Particle Physics, Astroparticle or Nuclear Physics and will have the opportunity to assist to all scientific and the educational activities offered in the center.


  • General financial assistance for one month of internship: 750€. If the duration is shorter, this amount will be reduced proportionally.
  • Specific financial assistance to cover for travel expenses for students living outside Santiago de Compostela, subject to the following conditions:⮚ Students coming from inside Galicia: 80€ maximum, to be justified by submission of documentation proving the expenses.
    ⮚ Students coming from outside Galicia: 500€ maximum, to be justified by submission of documentation proving the expenses.
    ⮚ Travel expenses should be authorized in advance by the direction of IGFAE.


Preferably, it will be conducted from July 1st to July 31st 2022.


  • To be in the one of the two last years of any degree in the European Higher Education Area or any university system. 8 scholarships are reserved for students of the degrees in Physics, Mathematics, double degree Mathematics-Physics, engineering or equivalent degrees. Students of no-STEM (science, engineering and mathematics) degrees can also apply for a scholarship.
  • Average grade in academic record must be equal or greater than 8 points in a 10 points scale and must have passed at least 55% of the credits of their degree.


Applications can only be submitted electronically via the University of Santiago de Compostela website using the application form found in the following address : https://sede.usc.es/formularios/solicitudes/InvestigacionBolsasVeran.htm.  The application should be addressed to the Division of Call Service and Human Resources R+D of the Unit Investigation Research until May, 25th at 23:59h (CEST), of the common administrative procedure for public administrations, providing the following documentation:

  • Copy of the academic transcript including the marks for all the subjects or modules and the average mark in a 10 points scale of the official bachelor’s degree or equivalent. In the case of having studied abroad in a language other than English, the certification must be submitted with the official translation into Spanish or Galician.
  • Enrolment certificate issued by the University or copy of the enrolment fees for the 2021/2022 academic year.
  • Curriculum Vitae of the applicant.
  • Motivation letter with an expression of interest in obtaining the fellowship.


Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria, with a maximum score
of 10 points:

  • Academic record of the applicants, up to the 70% of the total score.
  • Curriculum Vitae, including publications, awards and training related to the purpose of the fellowships, among others. Up to 20% of the total score.
  • The expression of interest of the applicants in the motivation letter. Up to 10% of the total score.

Further information in the electronic noticeboard of the  University of Santiago de Compostela or by sending an email to jobs@igfae.usc.es, with the subject [SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS 2022].

>>> Provisional lists of admitted and excluded candidates for the IGFAE Summer Fellowships