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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ERC group
MSCA Group
Scientific Supervisor
Nuria Sánchez Madrid
Contact email
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Research group
Normativity, Emotions, Discourse and Society (GINEDIS)
Philosophy and Society
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Philosophy
Group description
The Research Group "Normativity, Emotions, Discourse and Society" (GINEDIS) has an interdisciplinary scope that concentrates the efforts of philosophers, theorists of literature and classical and German philologists. The Group aims at displaying a cultural history of concepts as vulnerability, poverty, belonging and exclusion, having into account a gender perspective, with the goal of working out a critical genealogy of key social pathologies of XXth and XXIst Century. The members of the Group have being funded by the MICINN of the Government of Spain and have lead or taken part in projects funded by the DFG of the Government of Germany and the FCT of the Government of Portugal. Some members have experience as coordinator of ITN and RISE MSCA networks. It has also records of receiving PhD and post-doc scholars in research stay at the Complutense.
Research group website
Research topic
The research lines of the Group take shape from the cooperation among fields as history of philosophy, political theory, philology and theory of literatura, which aims at analyzing the social morphologies and the cultural constellations of the present.

Within this framework the group will specially value projects related with the following key points:

a) Contribution of intellectual women to the Enlightenment process in Germany, Spain and Latin America (XVIIIth Century). Conceptual history and edition of sources.

b) Survey of the pagan religious practices and beliefs in late Greek and Latin Antiquity (IVth and Vth Century). Conceptual history and edition of sources.

c) The anxiety of belonging and social exclusion, from Antiquity to XXth Century. Conceptual history and edition of sources.
Research area
Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
Candidatures: requirements
1) CV
2) Letter of motivation
3) Knowledge of English, Spanish and/or other languages
Candidatures: deadline
Ciudad Universitaria; 28040 - MADRID

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