Candidates may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline. Time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention, compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
Proof of upper intermediate level must be included in the application; this should take the form of one of the officially recognized international qualifications (minimum B2, Cambridge English First (FCE), PTE Level 3, IELTS 5-6.5 or TOEFL > 72). Applicants from native English speaking countries can apply without the need for proof of level. An official degree conducted in English as the only language will be also accepted as proof of level.
Register as a user on the Online Platform.
A username, password and valid email address must be provided.
After the successful registration, the applicant will receive an email with an activation link.
Use your username and password to access your Personal Area.
Click on Apply Now, on the Home tab, to fill out the Application Form.
The Application From consists of 7 different tabs where you will be able to include all the required information and documents.
Note that, if the documents uploaded to the Application Form were issued in a language other than English, a translation into English, which can be done by the candidate, must be included.
Once you have filled out the application, click on SUBMIT at the bottom of the Status tab.
Please remember that once submitted, you cannot edit your application.
Upon submission, a notification will appear on the screen. Also, you will receive an acknowledgement email.
Applications submitted after the deadline and those not including all the required documentation will be considered ineligible.
Then, each application will be carefully checked against the Eligibility Criteria.
Only those applications passing the different eligibility checks will go through the next phase.
The Scientific Evaluation Committee (SEC) will evaluate each eligible application through a peer-review system carried out by panels of independent experts.
The scientific merit of the candidate is the only criterion for evaluation.
You can find further information on the external evaluation in the document Guide for Evaluators, included in the Application Package.
The Management Team will compose the final ranking using the scorings from the Evaluation of Merits (60%) and the Interview (40%).
An Evaluation Summary Report (ESR) will be sent to all eligible applicants.
Once the list is generated, the candidates will make their final selection by ranking position.
If a candidate selects a project already taken by another candidate higher in the ranking, they will have to change their selection until all the fellowships are covered.
*TOTAL salary: 33,600€/year
Living allowance: 28,800€/year
Mobility allowance: 4,800€/year
*The total salary includes the employer's social security contributions (around 20-25%).
NET SALARY results from deducting all compulsory social security contributions and taxes from the total allowance. Social security coverage for the contracted fellows in Spain includes health care, occupational health, disablement, parental and sick leave, and unemployment benefits.