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Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

In line with DEUSTO strategy to promote excellence, the University of Deusto and Deusto Foundation periodically invite Expressions of Interest from potential international postdoctoral researchers who are interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Individual Fellowships (IFs). These fellowships offer the most talented and promising researchers the opportunity to enhance their career development and prospects through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility. If successful, the MSCA-IF will provide a competitive salary (an allowance to cover living, mobility and family costs) and an allocation for research, training and networking costs of the researcher. The aim of these Expressions of Interest calls is to attract and support applications to the MSCA-IF Calls of the best candidates that decide to choose DEUSTO as host institution.

Each year the University of Deusto identifies different topics for the candidates to apply via an online tool. The 2019 call for Expressions of Interest for IFs is closed. A new call is planned for spring 2020. Details will be published in this webpage in due time.

The University of Deusto and Deusto Foundation as Host Institution

The University of Deusto is a dynamic institution committed to the promotion of research excellence, with the development of post-doctoral researchers at the core of its strategic plan. Founded in 1886, DEUSTO is the oldest private university in Spain, a unique mix of tradition and innovation offering state of the art facilities nestled in campuses of historical and architectural interest (Bilbao, San Sebastian and Madrid). Deusto Foundation, established by the University of Deusto with a focus in applied and action research, acts as a link between basic research and academia, and society at large. Its two prestigious research centres, theBasque Institute of Competitiveness - Orkestra, and DeustoTech, have a long trajectory of collaboration with public and private companies, government agencies, industry and SMEs and other stakeholders. Orkestra has become an international model in the analysis of regional competitiveness in a global environment. Its main framework is the study of competitiveness and regional development to contribute to the improvement of regional competitiveness and citizens’ wellbeing. Likewise, DeustoTech, a research and transfer centre for new technologies, is recognised worldwide for its cutting-edge research in the development of new technologies, innovation and knowledge transfer, and ICT activities in business and society.

DEUSTO’s research embraces a 6 ‘I’s model: research oriented to Internationality, Interdisciplinarity, Inter-sectorality, Innovation, Social Impact and Inclusion. Our strong research base of over 500 academics, 9 prestigious research centres, 34 Teams of Excellence, 9 of them with external recognition by the Basque Government, and 5 interdisciplinary research platforms form a fertile research ecosystem where new ideas thrive, and offer the space and freedom to pursue new horizons, all supported by experienced professional services teams. DEUSTO’s long trajectory leading and participating in EU funded project (FP6, FP7, Horizon 2020) has planted the institution firmly on the international research arena, attracting and retaining talent worldwide. With substantial external funding, which currently include an Advanced ERC, 2 MSC COFUND Doctoral Projects and a large number ofinternational consortia projects, UDEUSTO’s research is leading the way. UDEUSTO sits on the top percentiles of national and international rankings and is a key innovator recognised in the newly launched EU Innovation Radar.

Should you have any question, do not hesitate to contact us at researchpositions(at)deusto.es.