Last Updated

01 Sep 2021

La Caixa Foundation Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Junior Leader 2022

La Caixa Banking Foundation is offering 25 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities, to conduct a research project at accredited centres with the Severo Ochoa or María de Maeztu excellence award, Institutos de Investigación Sanitaria Carlos III or units qualified as "excellent" by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.

Eligibility:

  • Researchers of any nationality are eligible to apply.
  • Doctoral degree two to seven years prior to the deadline for applications.

Researchers of any nationality are eligible for the Postdoctoral Junior Leader fellowships programme. In order to get accepted, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Experience: They should have earned their doctoral degree two to seven years prior to the deadline of the call for applications. The date of the doctoral thesis defence will be understood as the date when the doctoral degree was obtained. In the cases of interruption of the research activity between the date of obtaining the doctoral degree and the call deadline, the candidate may request an extension of the period in which the doctoral degree must have been obtained.

  2. Geographic mobility

    • For candidates applying to Spanish centres or units: Candidates must not have resided or have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than twelve months in the three years immediately preceding the closing date of the call. Short stays, such as holidays, will not be taken into account.

    • For candidates applying to Portuguese units: Candidates must not have resided or have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Portugal for more than twelve months in the three years immediately preceding the closing date of the call. Short stays, such as holidays, will not be taken into account.

      Special mobility condition could apply for the in the cases of interruption of the research activity or researchers who have spent time in the procedure for obtaining the refugee status under the Geneva Convention.
       

  3. Complete applications: Only candidates whose applications meet all the requirements of the call may be accepted.

Read more here

Application deadline October 7, 2021.