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
Mónica Cornejo-Valle
Contact email
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Research group
Antropología, diversidad y convivencia (GINADYC)
Antropología Social y Psicología Social
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Political and Social Science
Group description
Anthropology, Diversity and Coexistence is a group of researchers in Anthropology who work to understand diversity and promote social integration. Our work deal with sexuality, sexual diversity at the school (homophobia and transphobia), masculinities, religious diversity in the public space, gender and health, spirituality and alternative therapies, religion and gender as well as new forms of family. Regarding these topics, we organize scientific events such as conferences and seminars for researchers, visiting scholars, students, non academic professionals, stakeholders and a wide range of activities for everyone interested in analyzing and discussing diversity and coexistence.

Research group website
Research topic
Research Lines:
(1) Gender, sexuality, feminism and masculinites.
(2) Diversity and public policies in education and health.
(3) Pluralism and interreligious accomodation.
(4) Kinship and family diversity.

Open projects by 2018:

1. Advancing in LGBT Diversity Management in the Public and Private Sector. Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme. Call: REC-DISC-AG-2016. [ADIM] IP Jose Ignacio Pichardo Galán. Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), Universidad de Évora (Portugal) and 6 more universities from Spain and Portugal as well as 17 private companies from both countries. Miembros del grupo participantes: Mónica Cornejo Valle, María Isabel Blázquez Rodríguez.

2. Expresiones religiosas en el espacio urbano en Madrid y Barcelona. Un estudio de casos múltiple sobre la visibilidad de la diversidad religiosa en el espacio público (ref. CSO2015-66198-P). IP: María del Mar Griera Llonch. Plan Nacional I+D+I. Miembros del grupo participantes: Mónica Cornejo Valle, María Isabel Blázquez Rodríguez, Ignacio Borja Martín-Andino Martín, Carolina Esteso Rubio

3. Familias, centros de reproducción asistida y donantes: miradas cruzadas. Variaciones según modelos familiares, anonimato/no anonimato de la donación. IP: Ana María Rivas Rivas, Consuelo Álvarez Plaza. Plan Nacional I+D+I. Referencia: CSO2015- 64551-C3-2-R. "
Research area
Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
Candidatures: requirements
Curriculum Vitae of the candidate
Letter of Motivation
Brief proposal for activities and/or research projects, if any.
Candidatures: deadline
Campus de Somosaguas; 28223 - POZUELO DE ALARCÓN

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