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If you are interested in working with us there are various funding opportunities that you can apply for, either with the support of a supervisor/mentor in Ingenio, or as an autonomous research fellow. INGENIO offers help in the writing of funding proposals, in coordination with the support staff of UPV and CSIC. The funding opportunities listed here are awarded competitively. If you would like to apply for an open vacancy in INGENIO please check Current Opportunities.

International funding opportunities

There are two main sources of funding at the European level for individual researchers. In order to apply for them you will need to write a proposal and submit it through the European Commission portal for funding and tender opportunities. To apply for a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship you should first identify and contact a potential supervisor at INGENIO. If you would like help with this, or if you have any further questions, please write to: Further support can be provided by the European Programmes Department at CSIC:

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual fellowships

These fellowships are open to researchers who want to develop their skills further by working abroad. There are two types of fellowship

  • European Fellowships
    • open to researchers moving within Europe, as well as those coming from other parts of the world.
    • can ve used to restart a research career after a break, such as parental leave.
    • can help researchers returning to Europe from abroad to find a new position.
    • last for one to two years
  • Global Fellowships
    • fund positions outside Europe for researchers based in the EU or associated countries.
    • last between two and three years.
    • the researcher must return to an organisation based in the EU or associated countries for a period of one year.

More information can be found on the official website of the European Commission.

European Research Council Grants

European Research Council grants are the most prestigious research fellowships in Europe. They are awarded through open competition to projects headed by starting and established researchers, irrespective of their origins, who are working or wish to move to work in Europe. According to the ERC, the sole criterion for selection is scientific excellence. There are three types of ERC grant for individual researchers:

  • Starting Grants for researchers with 2-7 years of experience since completion of their PhD;
  • Consolidator Grants for researchers with 7-12 years of experience since completion of their PhD;
  • Advanced Grants for researchers who have a track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years.

The European Research Council also awards Proof of Concept Grants, for researchers who want to explore the commercial or societal potential of their work, and Synergy Grants, which are awarded to between two and four principal investigators (PIs) working together to tackle ambitious research problems.

More information can be found on the official website of the European Research Council.

National funding opportunities

There are a variety of individual research helps awarded by the Spanish and Valencian governments, each aimed at a different stage of a research career. A summary of the opportunities available has been prepared by the Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT). The major Spanish fellowships are mentioned below. If you would like to learn more about these opportunities, or if you need support in preparing an application, please write to:

  • Juan de la Cierva - Formación: Two-year fellowship, available for researchers with up to two years of experience after finishing their PhD.
  • Juan de la Cierva – Incorporacion: Three-year fellowship available to researchers who have between 2 and 4 years of experience after finishing their PhD.
  • Ramon y Cajal: Five-year fellowship available to researchers who have between 3 and 10 years of experience after finishing their PhD.