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Grants for hiring excellent researchers to undertake an R&D&i project in the Comunitat Valenciana (CIDEGENT). Programme to support talented researchers - GenT Plan.


Research Field
Funding Type
Mobility Incoming
Career Stage
Established Researcher (R3) (Researchers who have developed a level of independence)
Leading Researcher (R4) (Researchers leading their research area or field)



The objective of these grants is to identify and support excellent researchers with proven experience in centers of international prestige in order to favor their recruitment in research centers and public universities of the Valencian Community, where they will develop a research project at the frontier of knowledge.

A maximum of 20 grants will be awarded, distributed proportionally among the areas of knowledge established by the State Research Agency, as a function of the number of applications submitted that meet the requirements.

The grants will be awarded for a period of four years (48 months), extendable for another two years. The extension must be requested and justified by the host institution six months before the end of the grant and must be authorized by the Director General of Science and Research. The approval of any extension will be conditioned to the existence of adequate and sufficient credit in the budgets of the Generalitat Valenciana for the corresponding fiscal year.

What is funded

20 grants

Four-year full-time contract with the host institution, extendable for up to two more years

Annual subsidy for each of the contracts of 70,000 euros (destined to finance the salary and employer's social security contributions, with a minimum gross salary for the researcher of

53,000 euros per year)

An additional annual research budget of up to 100,000 euros


Four years, extendable for up to two more years.


Applicants must meet the following elegibility conditions:

  • PhD degree
  • Researchers can be of any nationality
  • Not have a contractual relationship with a public university or research center of the Comunitat Valenciana at the time of application
  • Applicants must also meet one of the following three conditions:
    • At least 6 years of post-doctoral experience and one or more stays in international research centers outside the Valencian Community for a period of at least three years
    • Have been awarded an ERC Starting or Consolidator grant
    • Have passed Phase 1 of either the ERC Starting or Consolidator grant evaluation process, or have been awarded a Ramón y Cajal or MSCA-IF

The responsibility for the funding offers published on this website, including the funding description, lies entirely with the publishing institutions. The application is handled uniquely by the employer, who is also fully responsible for the recruitment and selection processes.