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
Maria Jose Muñoz Jimenez
Contact email
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Research group
Latin literature in extracts: florilegia, anthologies and collections from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Classical Philology
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Fine Arts
Group description
The Research Group, which obtained a mention of Excellence, was created in 2007 and is currently composed of six researchers from the Latin Philology Area of the UCM. The main goal of research is the recovery, edition and analysis of the florilegia and collections of exempla (medieval manuscripts), as well as anthologies (Renaissance editions), with extracts from classical authors, especially those preserved in Spanish libraries.

The Research Group, backed by numerous archievements, has consolidated itself as a national and international benchmark in this field of study. It has carried out eight projects financed by the DGCYT, led by María José Muñoz Jiménez (Medieval Latin Anthologies preserved in Spain) and Patricia Cañizares Ferriz (Medieval Latin Exempla preserved in Spain, ELME Project

Within the framework of the investigations of the Research Group, more than 150 codices with extracts from classical, Christian, medieval, and Renaissance authors have been identified, as well as almost 100 manuscripts with exempla, and more than 150 scientific publications have been published. The creation and development of digital tools in OpenAccess that collect research archievements mean the opening of new lines of investigation, or of potentiation of the existing ones in new registers, and involve an important progress for the digital humanism studies in the field of Classical Philology.

Research group website
Research topic
The Group's specific lines of research are as follows:

• Study of the partial transmission of Latin literature during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: florilegia, anthologies and polianteas.

• Study of the development and dissemination of exemplary Latin literature in late Middle Ages: exempla collections.

• Digital resources for Humanities: creation and development of databases for the dissemination of catalogued manuscripts and the results obtained from the research projects already completed, assets, as well as the ongoing work of the ResearchGroup.

The Group proposes the integration of candidates in the following projects:

• Creation and development of a database of Latin Florilegia preserved in Spain (FLORes), directed by Montserrat Jiménez San Cristóbal. Tasks: identification and description of the manuscripts preserved in Spanish archives and libraries that transmit this type of text, as well as the identification and study of the texts selected in each compilation, their ordinatio and the typology of each one of them.

• Development of the above-mentioned database of Medieval Latin exempla preserved in Spain (ELME database:, led by Patricia Cañizares Ferriz. Tasks: review, identification and description of the manuscripts preserved in Spanish archives and libraries that transmit this type of text, as well as the identification and study of the exemplary texts transmitted by the manuscripts and assessment of their degree of originality and connection with vernacular literature in Spanish.

• Integration of Research Group’s databases in the HispaLat network (project led by Patricia Cañizares Ferriz), which will collect a significant part of the Latin bibliographic heritage conserved in Spain.
Research area
Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
Candidatures: requirements
Updated Curriculum vitae that reflects: training, research profile and the achievements of the research so far.

• Motivation letter

• Updated Curriculum vitae that reflects: training, research profile and the achievements of the research so far.

• Motivation letter

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