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
Marta Domínguez Pérez
Contact email
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Research group
Sociologia Aplicada
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Political and Social Science
Group description
we have several research lines with which the Thesis project relates. The main lines are:
1. Urban and Territorial Studies. This is one of the fundamental lines of GISMAT due to its tradition and for grouping the greatest number of researchers at this time. It is situated within the context of studies of the city that are being developed from one of the most important traditions of Sociology: Urban Sociology. Specially vulnerability, segregation, gentrification, local identity, touristification, etc.
2. Local Development and Participation. In this line an important group of studies and researches was grouped, which have had as an essential object the development of participatory methodologies in the field of research, through the applicability of what has been called as Action and Participation Research. Its application to different areas of social reality, have constituted the essential programmatic scope of its development, from the problems of urban and local development to the most recent studies that have taken place . Participation is a complex process that needs to be energized through a transformative intervention in the areas.
Research group website
Research topic
We have a relevant line of research: City and social and territorial vulnerability. We have a regional project VUPACI until March 2019 and also now another national project about Housing and social vulnerability. So we are interested in research in these two lines: urban and vulnerability, specially among old people, young people, inmigrants, etc.
We focus our research among social groups and territories that has been affected by last crisis. We are interested in resilience and social movements that allow these territories to be resilient.
Research area
Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
Candidatures: requirements
We would need a curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation and interest, the list of marks, and certificate of knowledge of Spanish.
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