In the method of industrial doctoral degree projects co-financed by the Government of Catalonia:
- The company assumes a minimum remuneration, on average and for the whole three years, of €22,000 a year, and the corresponding employer cost.
- The Government of Catalonia contributes a grant of about €18,520 a year for:
- Assigning a tutor for the doctoral student within the company
- The public fees and rates of enrolment for the doctoral student to the doctoral programme.
- The doctoral student's mobility grant.
- Funding to the research group for conducting the project.
- The indirect costs (overheads) generated for the university.
Additionally, the Government of Catalonia will supply the doctoral student 30 hours of transferable skills training.
For industrial doctoral degree projects with specific grants, the Catalan Government will fund the mobility grant (for a maximum of three yearly payments), enrolment and fees of the doctoral programme, at public rates, and 30 hours of transferable skills training, whenever the minimum gross remuneration is an annual average of €18,000 during the period in which the project is conducted. The annual distribution can be established depending on the company's remuneration policy.
In both methods, it is necessary to take into account that the funding outline covers exclusively training costs. Any other expense derived from executing the project, for example fungible materials, equipment, etc., will have to be funded additionally and included in the corresponding university/company agreement.