01/02/2019

Postdoctoral research grants in Catalonia - Beatriu de Pinós Programme (MSCA-COFUND)


The purpose of the Beatriu de Pinós programme is to award individual grants for the employment and incorporation of postdoctoral research staff into the Catalan science and technology system.

This grant provides financial support to individual mobility proposals presented by postodoctoral researchers in liaison with a host organisation established in Catalonia. Postodoctoral researchers applying to this action need to develop a research and training project for the total duration of the grant that will enable them to progress in the development of their career.

WHO? Grants are directed to researchers of any nationality who must:

  • Be in possession of a PhD degree obtained between 1st January 2011 and 31st December 2016.
  • Have, at the time of joining the host organisation, a minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience outside Spain.

WHAT? A monthly living allowance of €44,100 per year, which covers the fellow’s gross salary costs composed by net salary and adequate and equitable social security provisions income tax and the employer’s charges. Plus, a research and training allowance of €4,000 per year. The BP grants have duration of 3 years.

The BP programme has a bottom-up approach, i.e. research topics are chosen freely by the applicants. For evaluation reasons, proposals are classified under seven major areas of Science known as 'panels'. The seven panels correspond to the following research topics: science, life sciences, environmental sciences, medical and health sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities.

More information here. You can also check the guide for applicants.

Deadline: 4 March 2019.