Juan de la Cierva Programme 2019 - Training Grants for Work Contracts

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    Spanish State Research Agency
    31/01/2019 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    07/02/2019 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Formal sciences
    Natural sciences
    Professions and applied sciences
    Social sciences
    First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)
    Recognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)


The Juan de la Cierva-Training Grants aim to encourage the recruitment of young doctors for a period of two years in order to complete their postdoctoral research training in Spanish R&D centres other than those in which they completed their pre-doctoral education.

The participation requests are presented by the R&D centres, including the candidate researchers for the purpose of their incorporation into the research teams:

  • Period for researchers' application: 17/01/2019 - 31/01/2019
  • Period for R&D centres' application: 17/01/2019 - 07/02/2019

The selection is based on a competitive competition process of the candidates, on the basis of their curricular merits, and on the scientific-technical record of the research team which they wish to join, with special relevance given to the merits bearing on the tutor researcher.



What is funded

The offering of a maximum of 225 two-year grants for the recruiting of doctors by the Spanish R&D centres, out of which 4 grants are reserved for the hiring of doctors who participate in the call for people with a disability equal to or greater than 33 percent.

The grant has an annual amount of 25,000 Euros, which is used to co-finance the salary and the employer's contribution to the social security of the researchers hired during each of the annuities.


2 years

Total budget of the call: 11.250.00€


Candidates must meet the requirements of having obtained a doctorate between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018 for the general access call and between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2018 for people with disabilities equal to or greater than 33 percent, unless they prove a cause of interruption in accordance with the call.

Application process

Details of the process can be found in the website of the Spanish State Research Agency under "Convocatoria" (IN SPANISH)



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.