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
Esther Merino
Contact email
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Research group
Grupo de Investigación, Figuración, Representación e Imágenes de la Arquitectura. Del siglo XVIII al XXI.
Art History
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Geography and History
Group description
Directed and co-directed by the Senior Lecturer Delfín Rodríguez Ruiz and the Professor Associated Helena Pérez Gallardo, respectively, the Research Group of the UCM, with a mention of excellence “Figuration, representation and images of architecture. From the 18th to the 20th century” are intended to be an instrument for the dissemination, articulation and exchange of research and sources on the representation of architecture, both through the images that have dreamed, projected and represented it from the 16th century to the present (painted architectures, drawings, prints, photographs and other supports), such as through architectures written in utopias, treatises or manuscripts and other stories. Validated in september 2013, since then teaching and training activities, exhibitions and collective and individual publications have been the main ways of developing the proposals as an interdisciplinary group that includes professors from the Department of Art History, among them Professor Associated Esther Merino, as well as other national and foreign universities.
Research group website
Research topic
In Scaena. Research of interdisciplinary on Performings arts on royal stage, theater and ceremony in the modern age.

Research topic

Cultural heritage- Performings arts, theatrical architecture, modern age stage, impact of stage of modern history research, libreto or screenplay as a literary genre specific and engravings on theater, ephemeral art.

It´s about to promove and valorise a cultural heritage and arts, of common values and knowledge on arts, architecture, literature, theatrical architecture and stage of modern age.
Research area
Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
Candidatures: requirements
The candidates are kindly requested to submit a CV (no more than five pages), a cover letter stating their research interest (no more than two pages)
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