How to get involved with Dimmons

The Dimmons research group is characterised by its openness, multidisciplinarity and action-research orientation. More than a research group in the traditional academic sense, we like to think about the group as a collaborative research community. We want to experiment new ways of organizing research, taking advantage of new possibilities open up by ICT and collaborative/co-creation methodologies in the field of digital Commons, peer production, socio-economic innovation, and collaborative economies.  In order to build a diversified group adapted to different backgrounds and with complementary methodologies, knowledge and perspectives, we have created this section about possible ways of engagement with Dimmons.

There are several ways to keep informed and connect with us.

Also, if you have a clear idea on how do you want to collaborate with us, send us an e-mail: info[at]dimmons.net

If you would like to work as researcher doing a PhD or a postdoctoral project with us, we recommend to read below. Visit this space regularly, we will keep it updated adding new information on open positions or other ways to participate:

  • Open research positions
  • Degree/Master’s Practices
  • Visiting Researcher
  • Do the PhD with us
  • Postdoc with Dimmons

Open research positions

Currently there are no open positions. Visit us later or follow us on Twitter so you can see when we are opening new possibilities!

 

Do your Master/Degree’s practices with us

If you are interested on doing your degree’s or master’s practices with us, depending on what university you are, and what period we are, there are different steps to do. Please, contact us, and we will help on that!

 

Come as visiting researcher

Our program of research visiting offers: a desk work and other infrastructure, access to library, invitations to meetings, seminars, events and etc, facilitation of contacts, advice and feedback on research.

We require the person to come at least one day of the week at the office, and to publish an article out of his/her stay with Dimmons visiting researcher affiliation.

Contact us in case you need documentation (invitation letters, etc). In this case, please provide us information on your current research, affiliation, wanted period of stay.

 

Do a PhD with us

UOC PhD Program

Around each September and January the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) opens the call for the Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Programme.

General information on the doctoral program

Description of Dimmons line of research: Digital commons and collaborative economy

PhD IN3-UOC Contracts

Description

The call for applications usually opens around September-December and ends on January.

Addressed to

  • Graduates in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) who have passed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits out of all official university courses (including a Master’s Degree).
  • Equivalent international EHEA degree

Call periods

This calendar could vary every year:

  • December: the call opens
  • February: end of the call
  • April-May: resolutions
  • The contract begins around the following October

Duration

The pre-doctoral grants could cover until a maximum period of 4 years. On these maximum 4 years, 3 are dedicated to the PhD thesis, and 1 extra year could be added according to obtained results and budget availability.

Annual gross salary

The gross annual income is about 15,000 €

Further information

Full-time assignment. There is an on-line education mode.

The applications are processed by the UOC Doctoral School (phd_school@uoc.edu)

More information, and here

 

PhD public contracting

Generalitat de Catalunya – FI (Formació d’Investigadors)

Description

Public generic funding

Addressed to

  • Graduates in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) who have passed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits out of all official university courses (including a Master’s Degree).

Call periods

  • July: the call opens
  • September: end of the call
  • January: resolutions

Duration

This contract is for a 3-year program, with a full time contract.

Annual gross salary

The gross annual income this grant covers is a minimum of 14,000€

Further information

Full-time assignment

At the end of every year, the pre-doctorate should prepare a report, and ask for every year renovation grants.

More information

Economy, Industry and Competitivity Spanish Ministry – FPI (Formación de Personal Investigador)

Description

Public generic funding

Addressed to

  • Graduates in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) who have passed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits out of all official university courses (including a Master’s Degree).

Call periods

  • February: the call opens
  • Until August: resolutions
  • September: the call opens
  • Until March: resolutions

Currently the Ministry is defining a new fund planification for the following three years, so this information could vary.

Duration

It covers 4 years: the first two years are as a grantee recipient, and the last two years should include a contract with a research institution.

Annual gross salary

The gross annual income this grant covers is a minimum of 14,000€ the two first years, and around 16,500€ the two last years (at every call this could vary)

Further information

Full-time assignment.

More information

 

Industrial PhD by Generalitat de Catalunya

Description

The essential element of the industrial doctorate process is the research project carried out at a company or institution, where doctoral students will further develop their research training in collaboration with a university or research centre, and which is the object of a doctoral thesis. Therefore, the industrial doctorates act as a bridge for knowledge transfer and encourage closer ties between Catalan industry, universities and research centres.

Adressed to

  • Graduates in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) who have passed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits out of all official university courses (including a Master’s Degree).

Call periods

There are 4 call periods all year long of partial decision application calls:

  • March to April: 1st call
  • April to June: 2nd call
  • June to October: 3rd call
  • October to December: 4th call

And the resolutions are:

  • May: 1st partial decision
  • July: 2nd partial decision
  • November: 3rd partial decision
  • January: 4th partial decision

There are concrete calls to attend

Duration

This contract is for a 3-years program, with a full-time contract in a company and exclusively assign to industrial doctorate project. There is also a special modality for part-time contracts

Annual gross salary

The gross annual income is 22.000€

Further information

[CA| ES| ENG]

 

Post-doc with Dimmons

UOC Post-doctoral

Description

UOC’s Research and Innovation Commission opens every year a few calls for Post-doctoral researchers

Addressed to

  • PhD holders

Call periods

  • January until February/March: call for applications
  • June: integration at work

Duration

3 years program

Annual gross salary

Gross annual income of 30,000 €

Further information

For candidates who have doctorate at UOC, they should demonstrate to have been working as Post-doctoral in other research centers for two years.

The calls are communicated through this page, and you can see how was the previous call here [CA]

 

Juan de la Cierva grants – Economy, Industry and Competitivity Spanish Ministry

Description

Juan de la Cierva training contracts aims to encourage the professional recruitment by Spanish research institutions of young PhDs for a 2 years period, with the main goal that those PhDs expands their research post-doc training on different centers from those where their pre-doctoral training has been developed.

Addressed to

  • Recent doctorates (<2 years), no previous experience as post-doctorate researcher needed

Call periods

  • October: open calls

Duration

2 years

Annual gross salary

A gross annual income of 25,000 €

Further information

Juan de la Cierva are focused for those recent doctorates, within a period of less than a year. It cannot be applied for the same research or universitary institution where the PhD has been developed.

For further information [ES]

 

Beatriu de Pinós grants -Generalitat de Catalunya

Description

The purpose of the Beatriu de Pinós programme is to award 60 individual grants for the hiring and incorporation of postdoctoral research staff into the Catalan science and technology system. These contracts are designed to facilitate both the return and incorporation of researchers who have been working abroad in research undertakings located in Catalonia. Beatriu de Pinos contracts correspond to the Marie Curie program at the Catalan system.

Addressed to

Beatriu Pinós contracts are for those post-doctoral researchers who have been certified with a PhD between two to eight years before, and with two post-doctoral years of research experience in the previous three years at non-Spanish centers.

Call periods

  • October to December: open calls

Duration

2 years, with possibility of a renovation for one more year

Annual gross salary

A gross annual income of 32.800€

Further information

More information

 

Fullbright Grants

Description

Contribute significantly to advanced studies of mutual interest to the U.S. and Spain by teaching, preferably at graduate level; conduct research and/or collaborate with colleagues at Spanish academic and research institutions; or a combination of both.

Addressed to

  • PhD holders with U.S. citizenship

Call periods

  • Until August: open calls

Duration

  • 2 to 12 months

Annual gross salary

2.000€-2.800€ per month, including separately other benefits for travelling, dependents allowance, etc.

Further information

More information

 

Fellowship Programmes Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions grants – European Commission

Description

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) provide grants for all stages of researchers careers – be they doctoral candidates or highly experienced researchers – and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. The MSCA enable research-focused organisations (universities, research centres, and companies) to host talented foreign researchers and to create strategic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide.

There are four big types of actions, but here you can be interested on “Individual Fellowships”: support for experienced researchers undertaking mobility between countries, including and optionally to the non-academic sector.

Addressed to

  • PhD degree holders who haven’t been working in Spain (in our case) for more than three years in the previous five years.

Call periods

  • April to September: open calls

Duration

From 12 to 24 months

Annual gross salary

A gross annual income of 55.800 €

Further information

More information

 

Ramón y Cajal grants – Economy, Industry and Competitivity Spanish Ministry

Description

This highly competitive contract aims to promote the recruitment of national and international researchers with a prominent career at research and development centers.

Addressed to

  • PhD holders who have been awarded between 10 to 3 years before

Call periods

  • October: Open call

Duration

5 years

Annual gross salary

A gross annual income of 33.720€

More information