Resources for Early-Career Scientists in Spain

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Federación de Jóvenes Investigadores ( FJI) The aim of FJI is to improve the working and social conditions of research grant-holders in Spain--PhD students, postdocs, research technicians, and university teachers doing a thesis. Researchers without a grant or contract, or in any other precarious employment situation, are also represented.

Local associations overseen by FJI are:

Precarios Almeria , Becarios de Investigación de Almeria

Asociación de Becarios y Jóvenes Investigadores de Aragón ( ABIJIA)

D-Recerca , Associació de Doctorands i Becaris de Recerca de Catalunya

Asociación de Investigadores Becarios de Cádiz ( IBECA)

Euskobekadunak , Asociación del personal investigador en formación in Euskadi

Becarios de Extremadura ( AEDEBI)

Asociación de Personal Investigador y Técnico No Contratado de Galicia

Asociación de Becarios del Distrito Universitario de Granada ( ASI)

Asociación de Investigadores y Tecnólogos de La Rioja ( AITRI)

Precarios-Léon , Becarios de Investigación de León

Precarios-Madrid , Becarios de Investigación de Madrid

Asociación de Jóvenes Investigadores e Investigadoras de Navarra

INNOVA-Precarios Salamanca , Investigadires no Valorados

Associació Joves Investigadors

- Other Associations for Research Grant-Holders -

Associació de Becaris d´Investigació, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona ( ABIA)

Asociación de Personal Investigador en Formación de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid ( APIF)

- Associations for Contract Researchers -

Personal Investigador Contratado ( PIC) PIC represents postdocs employed on a temporary contract in Spanish public research institutes.

Juntas de Personal Docente y de Investigación There is an association of teaching and research staff (PDI) to represent their interests in most Spanish universities. For example see the JDPI de la Universidad de Extremadura

Candidatura Alternativa de Profesores e Investigadores ( CAPI) Another PDI association at the University of Zaragoza.

Personal No Numerario de la Universidad de Malaga ( PNN) The Asociación of Docente e Investigador No Numerario represents staff at the University of Malaga working on grants or contracts, including researchers, teachers, and technicians.

Asociación Nacional de Investigadores Ramón y Cajal ( ANIRC) Represents researchers employed in the context of the Ministry of Science and Technology's Ramón y Cajal programme.

Colectivo de Investigadores FIS de Cataluña Association of researchers in Catalunya employed in the context of the Programa de Contratos de Investigadores para el Sistema Nacional de Salud (Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria; Instituto Carlos III).

- European Organisations -

National Unions of Students in Europe ( ESIB) Umbrella organisation representing and promoting the educational, social, economic, and cultural interests of students at a European level.

Eurodoc , the Council for Postgraduate Students and Junior Researchers in Europe.

Marie Curie Fellowship Association ( MCFA) All past and present Marie Curie fellows are invited to become members of the MCFA.


Sources of Funding

- From Your Local Government -

Junta de Andalucía

Gobierno de Aragón

Principado de Asturias

Gobierno Balear

Gobierno de Canarias

Comunidad de Cantabria

Junta de Castilla y Léon

Junta de Castilla-La Mancha

Generalidad de Cataluña

Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta

Junta de Extremadura

Junta de Galicia

Comunidad de Madrid

Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla

Comunidad Autónoma de Murcia

Comunidad Foral de Navarra

Gobierno de la Rioja

Generalidad de Valencia

Pais Vasco

- From a National Organisation -

Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas ( CSIC)

Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Technológicas ( CIEMAT)

Instituto Geológico y Minero de España ( IGME)

Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aerospacial ( INTA)

Instituto Español de Oceanografía ( IEO)

Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria ( INIA)

Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas ( CEDEX)

Instituto de Salud Carlos III ( ISCIII)

Canal de Experiencias Hidronámicas de El Pardo ( CEHIPAR)

Instituto Nacional de Meteorolígia ( INM)

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canaria

Fundación Ramon Areces Supports research in science, technology, and economics and gives grants to study abroad or do a doctorate in Spain.

Fundación Alfonso Martín Escudero Supports higher education and research in the life sciences in Spain and abroad.

La Caixa A major bank in Spain, La Caixa is funding postdoctoral studies abroad for Spanish students.

La Caja Madrid Another bank offering funding for stays abroad.

- From an International Organisation -

EU Marie Curie Actions for Researchers' Mobility Provide several funding possibilities for European researchers going abroad.

European Science Foundation ( ESF) In addition to research fellowships and travel grants, ESF offers a guide for those looking into launching their independent research career.

Fullbright España Fullbright fellowships offer Spanish researchers the opportunity to study, research, and teach in the United States.

Agencia Española de Cooperacióon Internacionale

- Databases -

GrantsNet This free service of Science's Next Wave will help you find a grant and contains among other useful columns the GrantDoctor Database of grants to study in Spain or the United States.

The Researcher's Mobility Portal EC´s one-stop shop for researchers looking for funding in Europe.

The Life Sciences Mobility Consultancy Database of funding opportunities for life scientists put together by the European Molecular biology Organization.


Looking for a Job

JobsNet This free service of Science's Next Wave gives you an overview of Web sites listing job opportunities around the world.

The Researcher's Mobility Portal EC´s one-stop shop for researchers looking for a job in Europe.

The Life Sciences Mobility Consultancy Database of job opportunities for life scientists put together by the European Molecular biology Organization.


Advice for Going Abroad

ERA-MORE , European Network of Mobility Centres Part of the Mobility Portal project, gives you information about tax, social security, child care issues, and more to make your move around Europe easier.

Read about the real-life experiences of Marie Curie fellows in different countries around Europe in our Personal Journeys feature.


Other Useful Sources of Information

Universia Students from all disciplines will find on the Spanish portal of Universia information on the educational system in Spain and in Europe, on Spanish universities and courses, university research centres and departments, international study programmes, as well as announcements for jobs and grants.

Centros de Orientación e Información para el Empleo de las Universidades Complete list of Spanish universities' careers services.

Fundacion Catalana per a la Recerca Supports science students who are also working through the Estudias y Trabajas Web site and, in conjunction with the Ministerio de Administraciones Publicas, also offers notices of grants and jobs via e-mail through OFER-TRABEC.

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