INSTITUTE OF COSMOS SCIENCES

University of Barcelona

POSTOCTORAL PROGRAMS

BEATRIU DE PINÓS

The "Beatriu de Pinós" (BP) program, promoted by the Catalan Government (AGAUR), is addressed to researchers who have obtained their PhD degree in the last 4-5 years (these dates can change depending on the call). Its aim is to enable the incorporation of these researchers to foreign or Catalan organizations, depending on the modality.

There are two fellowship modalities:

The call for applications normally opens once a year.

Information on open calls: http://agaur.gencat.cat/en/beques-i-ajuts/cercador-de-convocatories/

JUAN DE LA CIERVA - Incorporación

The "Juan de la Cierva" contracts are funded by the Spanish government and are aimed at hiring young PhDs who have a capacity for scientific leadership.

The applications have to be submitted by the research institutions, in them the candidates will be included for their enrolment in the corresponding research team.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information, you can send an e-mail to the following address: cierva.incorporacion@mineco.es

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSC Actions) are funded by the European Commission with the idea of providing researchers with new competences and offering attractive working conditions by breaking down barriers between academic institutions and other sectors (such as industry). Researchers from anywhere in the world can apply and carry out their research in Europe.

There are currently four types of MSC Actions:

1. Individual Fellowships (IF): For researchers who already have four years of full time research experience.

    - European Fellowships: One to two years of funding to carry out research in Europe.
    - Global Fellowships: Two to three years of funding to carry out research abroad with the last year mandatory in Europe.

The rest of the MSC Actions must by applied for through a host university or institution. If you are interested in any of these, please contact the ICCUB staff and ask about opportunities.

2. Innovative Training Networks (ITN): For PhD candidates.

3. Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE): For PhD Candidates, Postdocs, or Managerial and Technical Staff. The goal of this action is to support international and cross sector collaboration.

4. Co-funding of regional, national, and international programs (COFUND): The goal of this action is to encourage recruitment on a regional, national, and international scale, and to help develop the careers and mobility of researchers.

    A. Co-funding of doctorate programs (for young researchers)
    B. Co-funding of fellowship programs (for researchers with experience)

More information is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/

ERC Grants

The European Research Council (ERC) is an organization which funds ground breaking research to stimulate excellence in Europe. Research projects awarded an ERC grant can last up to five years.

Current ICCUB members who have ERC grants:

Job offers associated to these grants can be found here: http://icc.ub.edu/job/offers . All ERC job offers are marked with the following image: