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Postdoctoral Junior Leader fellowships (Spain | Portugal)


The Postdoctoral Junior Leader fellowships from the ”la Caixa” Foundation support the recruitment of excellent researchers of any nationality who wish to continue their research career in Spain or Portugal in the areas of health and life sciences, technology, physics, engineering and mathematics. The maximum payment amount will be €305,100, in three maximum annual payments of €97.500 which include:

  • Labor costs: a maximum of €59,000 to cover the total labor costs of the university or research centre that contracts the fellow. The minimum annual gross salary to be offered to the fellow by the host institution must be €44.300.
  • Research costs: €38,500 per year for expenses directly related to the Junior Leader project including consumables, equipment, hiring of personnel, registration for conferences or courses, research visits and intellectual copyright costs, among others.
  • Annual family allowance: €1,200 (gross) per year for each dependent child.
  • Mobility: €5,400 at the beginning of the fellowship for fellows who need to relocate to join the host institution (those who need to travel more than 50 km).

Applications close on October 5, 2023.

Full application due:
October 5, 2023

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