Postdoctoral Junior Leader Fellowships

Postdoctoral Junior Leader Fellowships

Open call for postdoctoral fellowships under Junior Leader program of La Caixa Foundation


Imatge inicial

The DTIC as a “Maria de Maeztu Centre of Excellence” is a hosting institution within the La Caixa Junior Leader program, that offers 30 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities, to conduct a research project at accredited centres.

In order to get accepted, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • 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.

  • 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.

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


9 July 2020
Starting date for the submission of applications.

7 October 2020
Deadline for applications.

27 January 2021
Announcement of shortlisted candidates.

From 7 to 9 March 2021
Selection interviews in Barcelona.

24 March 2021
Publication of results of the selection process.


If you are interested to apply for a position at the MTG, please contact as soon as possible to [email protected]

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