Postdoctoral Fellowships

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) aim to support the career development and training of researchers in all scientific disciplines through international and intersectoral mobility.

The fellows carry out their own research project in collaboration with a host institution, which is indicated at the time of their application. Researchers of all ages, nationalities and scientific disciplines can apply.

Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) provide an extremely enriching experience, that enhance the career perspectives for researchers by developing new scientific competences and gaining international and collaborative research experience.

Complutense as a Host Institution


The Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) is a public research university located in Madrid, and one of the oldest universities in the world (founded in 1499).

The UCM enrols over 80,000 students, almost 6,000 faculties and more than 3,000 administration and service staff and consistently ranks as one of the top universities in Spain. 

Research Groups

There are more than 200 UCM research groups interested in hosting researchers through MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships.

They are looking for ambitious, creative and scientifically curious researchers who meet the MSCA-PF eligibility criteria.

If you are ready to take the next step in your research career look into our university's host offers.

European Office

The Complutense University of Madrid as host institution, through a dedicated European Research Office, supports MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship candidates both in the application process and in managing the grant.

We offer, among other specific support services, an in-depth review of the proposal by experienced advisors: internal deadline to send the draft proposal to office is August 31, 2021.

Expressions of Interest

The next section include information about several UCM supervisors that have expressed their interests to host MSCA experienced researchers in their research group. If you are interested in one of them, you should contact the corresponding Scientific Supervisor directly.

The web search application will help you find the offer that best suits your interests. Just enable and use the filters (click on the filter icon). You can search by faculty, research area, and research topic to be proposed / description of the research group (by means of keywords). Visit the links provided in the search results (table below) to display further information.

Some offers the supervisors ask for particular documents. If you are required to submit a project proposal or you do not know exactly what send to present your candidature, you can use our template 'One Page Proposal'. 

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MSCA Group
Scientific Supervisor
María Antonia Paz Rebollo
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Research group
Historia y Estructura de la Comunicación y del Entretenimiento (HECOEN)
Periodismo y Comunicación Global
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Media & Communication Science
Group description
It is a consolidated group created in 2004 that assembles senior and junior researchers (research scholars and PhD students).

The central axis of our research work revolves around the History of Communication, focusing on audiovisual media (films and television) and the History of Entertainment in Spain. This work has been supported by several research grants awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. It also holds the Jean Monnet Chair The European Audiovisual Heritage in times of Transformation: Access and Dissemination (621102-EPP-1-2020-1-ES-EPPJMO-CHAIR.)

Since 2011 HECOEN develops television studies. Under several research grants it has researched the history of Spanish Television programs and programming since the birth of TVE (1956) until the current days

A recently undertaken research line addresses the analysis of Hate Speech, its depiction on Legacy Media and Digital Media (including videogames) as well as its circulation on Social Media.

HECOEN also develops other secondary lines of work. One of them (directed by Loreto Corredoira) analyses European policies and Law on Audiovisuals, Information Access and Copyright. Other streams of research address
Social Media, Scholarly Communication and the social and intellectual structure of Communication Studies

During the 2015-2016 academic year, the group hosted Fernando Ramos Arenas, professor and researcher at the University of Leipzig, during his stay at the UCM under a Marie Sk
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Research topic
Television studies, study of programmes and programming of public or commercial networks from 1990 to the present in any European country. The aim is to establish comparisons and synergies with the Spanish case, from the perspective of cultural studies or television studies.

The candidate will be involved in the current research interests of the group: TV studies, audiovisual heritage and European policies and Law on Audiovisuals, Information Access and Copyright. And . He/she can tackle any genre (news, fiction series, talk shows, reality shows, etc.), as well as cross-cutting issues: hearings, legal regulations, identities, representation of diversity, ethnicities, etc. An intermediate level of Spanish and English is required.

For more information, please contact María Antonia Paz, professor at the Complutense University of Madrid, director of the History and Structure of Communication and Entertainment group, e-mail: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla..
Research area
Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
Candidatures: requirements
The most important activities for candidate training will be related to the interviews and collaborations with the members of the research group History and Structure of Communication and Entertainment", and with the "RedTV" that integrates all research groups dedicated to the study of television in Spain, to the extent that they can be useful for their current occupations or immediate future.

Candidatures: deadline
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Tenure-Track Position for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowships?

The "Plan de Actuaciones en Profesorado 2020-23 (ES)" of the Complutense University includes among its calls several options for further hiring of researchers with a PhD. All options require an excellent CV and being granted National Accreditation.

Among the requirements for the stabilization of a Researcher to Assistant Professor, it is required that the researcher has spent at least 3 years as a researcher hired by the UCM in a competitive public call.

Global Fellowships are open to researchers currently within or outside Europe who want to move to a Third Country for 1-2 years and then come back to the Complutense University for an additional year. Therefore, researchers who have been awarded a three-year Global Fellowship would be, after the end of the project and with the current regulatory framework, in a position to meet this condition.

In certain situations, it has been possible for a researcher with at least 2 years working at UCM to opt for a position as a junior Associate Professor.

Complutense University of Madrid
European Office