Researcher career path in Spain at a glance!

Working in Europe | Career Development | Spain

Are you a researcher thinking about doing a PhD, a postdoctoral stay, or finding professional development opportunities in Spain?

 

There are many public calls available (and also some private calls) for the recruitment of researchers in Spain; these can be European, national or regional calls for both the private and the public sector.

Information about all these calls have been gathered in this section.

 

May-2018 edition available here

 

This is a complete scheme of the different researcher career stages with the public grants that can be requested in each period. The map shows a total of 82 calls for the public sector scattered in: 28 calls for the PhD stage, 23 for the postdoctoral stage, 19 for the tenure-track stage, and 12 for the consolidation stage.

 

This document includes links to wider information on each of the programmes mentioned but you an also continue reading for further detail on some of the calls.

 

This third edition also comprises a total of 22 calls for the private sector: 10 for industrial PhDs, 10 for postdocs, and 2 for fixed contracts in industry. 

 

It is worth reminding that this map does not include all funding calls specific of each university and research centre. These are included within the bar “Different contract opportunities specific of University and Research Performing Organisation leading to consolidation”. It is therefore recommended to visit the websites of those research institutions one is interested in, in case there are some specific calls available. 

 

For updates on publication and resolution of national and regional calls, you may be interested in checking the service of alerts available through the Spanish R+D Observatory (ICONO). For updates on European calls (Horizon2020) please check the Spanish Portal for Horizon 2020 and subscribe to the list of distribution of your interest.

 

If you miss any call in this map or have any suggestion to improve it, please do not hesitate to contact us via euraxess-spain@fecyt.es.  

 

 

You may also be now interested in visiting our section SCIENCE IN SPAIN

 

 

 

"European opportunities"

The MSCA are a European Commission funding programme aimed at funding training in research and the development of a career based on innovative skills. The programme funds international and intersectoral mobility based on excellence in any area of knowledge (with a bottom-up approach). The basic objective of the MSCA is to provide researchers with new competences and to offer attractive working conditions. Another of the objectives is to break down barriers between academic institutions and other sectors, in particular, industry.

Research personnel from anywhere in the world may apply for an MSCA to carry out research in Europe, provided they meet the requirements for professional experience and mobility of the programme.

Currently there are four types of MSCA:

  • Innovative training networks (ITN): aim to form a new generation of young creative, entrepreneur and innovative researchers.

  • Individual Fellowships (IF): designed to offer support to the experienced researcher who is in the mobility process within the academic world, with the option to be able to work outside this.

  • Research and innovation staff exchange (RISE): aims to support international and intersectoral collaboration by means of exchanges of research personnel and innovation.

  • Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND): aims to encourage regional, national and international researcher recruitment programmes to support excellence in training, the development of a career and mobility. This programme is subdivided in turn into two programmes: for predoctoral researchers and researchers with experience. General information is available on the MSCA web page at: http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions.

To find open Calls, please see the Participant's Portal at (in English) http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/home.html.

Further information is available at the MSCA National Contact Point in Spain at: http://www.eshorizonte2020.es/que-es-horizonte-2020/horizonte-2020-en-espana/ puntos-nacionales-de-contacto.

 

"National opportunities"

The Beatriz Galindo grants are postdoctoral grants for the incorporation of researchers, with teaching and research experience abroad, at Spanish public universities.

There are two categories: Junior, for researchers with less than 7 years of postdoctoral experience abroad, and Senior, for researchers with 7 years or more of postdoctoral experience abroad.

In 2017-call, 100 positions were launched offering 4-year contracts.

Find further information at http://bit.ly/BG-MECD-2018; email contact: beatrizgalindo@mecd.es

 

 

Publications:

"Towards research excellence in Spain: Severo Ochoa and Maria de Maeztu centres and units of excellence. Recruitment opportunities 2017-2018"

Severo Ochoa publication

 

 

Severo Ochoa centres of excellence and Maria de Maeztu units of excellence are research structures which have been awarded for their high quality and competitive strategic research programmes in the frontiers of knowledge, and attractive work environments. This document compiles information relative to Severo Ochoa centres of excellence and María de Maeztu units of excellence with their recruitment opportunities for researchers during last quarter of 2017 and 2018.

Download full document from here

Publication date: June 2017

Also downloadable the previous version (August 2016) "Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu Centres and Units of Excellence in Spain. Recruitment Opportunities 2016-2017"

"MSCA-Cofund Programme. Opening up new horizons for researchers. Ongoing COFUND programmes in Spain 2018-2019"

 

 

MSCA-COFUND programmes are European Commission initiatives that offer additional funding for new or existing regional, national and international programmes to provide an international and intersectoral dimension to research training and career development. Doctoral programmes as well as fellowship programmes for experienced researchers can be supported. This document compiles information relative to those ongoing MSCA-COFUND PROGRAMMES in Spain with foreseen open calls in 2018 and 2019 for the recruitment of researchers.

Under our section "Science in Spain" you will find a map gathering all COFUND calls expected in Spain in the following years.

Download full document from here

Publication date: August 2018
Also downloadable the previous editions:
(June 2017) "MSCA-Cofund Programme. Opening up new horizons for researchers. Ongoing COFUND programmes in Spain 2017-2018"
(August 2016) "Recruitment opportunities from the EURAXESS network and the MSCA Cofund Programme in Spain. 2016-2017"

"Public research organizations in Spain. Recruitment opportunities for researchers. 2018- 2019"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Research Organisations (PRO or OPIs for its initials in Spanish) are national and public research institutions that, together with universities, form the basic core of the Spanish public system of scientific research and technological development in Spain, since they carry out most of the activities programmed in the National Plan for Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation.This document compiles information relative to OPIs with their recruitment opportunities for researchers during last quarter of 2018 and 2019.

Download full document from here

Publication date: August 2018

Also downloadable previous edition: (June 2017) "Public research organizations in Spain. Recruitment opportunities for researchers. 2017- 2018"