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Grants for the incorporation of postdoctoral research staff into the Catalan science and technology system, within the Beatriu de Pinós programme (BP 2017)

Processing of the grant

Processing of the grant 20806 - Ajuts per a la incorporació de personal investigador postdoctoral al sistema català de ciència i tecnologia dins del programa Beatriu de Pinós (BP 2016) Departament d'Empresa i Coneixement
To be opened

Submission period: from 15.01.2018 to 28.02.2018 (open)


The application consists of two parts:

  • Application form
  • Annex to the application form
    First, the application form must be downloaded to a local disk. While you work on it, the application form can be filled out with the general details and can be saved as many times as necessary.

The annex to the application form must also be downloaded, filled it out with the required information and converted to PDF without exceeding the maximum of sheets indicated for each section.

Once the application form has been filled out and the annex to the application form has been attached, you must return back to "Apartat Tràmits" and send the application telematically.

This procedure will produce an acknowledgement of receipt which can be downloaded as a proof of having submitted the application to the grant. This proof can also be received by email provided that you have indicated it in the application.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

a) They must have obtained their doctorate between the dates stated in the call (the date of the doctorate is regarded as the date of the defence and approval of the thesis).

The period for obtaining the doctorate may be extended (see relevant call) if any of the following circumstances can be demonstrated as arising during said period:

- Have benefitted from a period of maternity or paternity leave.

- Have been responsible for children under six, persons with a physical or mental disability or sensory impairment, or persons aged over sixty-five who depend upon the beneficiary and who require special care.

- Have suffered a serious illness or an accident resulting in medical leave of more than six months.

b) Have, at the time of joining the recipient organisation, a minimum of 2 years’ postdoctoral experience outside of Spain. This postdoctoral experience may, irrespective of the type of link, have occurred in different institutions, provided that the total postdoctoral stay/visit is of at least two years.

c) They must not have resided or worked in Spain for more than 12 months in the three years prior to date of submission of the application.


Term and duration

The contracts object of this funding will have the duration stated in the corresponding call.

The grant beneficiary institutions must formally enter into the contract in accordance with applicable regulations within the period from the publication of the award resolution on the Government of Catalonia e-noticeboard and the date stated in the call.

Depending upon budgetary availability, these grants may be renewed for one further year, after submission of the relevant reports and in line with the terms and conditions established in the relevant call for applications.


The amount of the grant for the hiring of research staff is that stated in the call. This sum finances the cost of each contract over the course of the time stated in the call, and includes the remuneration to be received by the research staff and employer’s social security contributions.

The grant beneficiary institution must assume any increase in contract-related costs arising from any incident that may arise.

Additionally, the grant includes a complementary amount to be determined in the corresponding call. This grant is aimed exclusively at actions implemented by the candidate during the period he/she is under the contract object of the grant and which shall be administered by the beneficiary institution itself. The expenses during the execution period of the subsidized activity must be really paid at the time the grant is justified.