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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 2016)

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Apply for a 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
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Submission period: from 18th October to 1st December.


Candidates must meet the following requirements:

a) They must have obtained their doctorate between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2014 (the date of the doctorate is regarded as the date of the defence and approval of the thesis).

The period for obtaining the doctorate can be from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2014 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 must have a term of 2 years.

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 1 January 2018.

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 86,000.00 euros. This sum finances the cost of each contract over the course of the 2 years of the grant, 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 of 6.000,00 euros 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.