The Spanish Ministry for the Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO) has announced the 2018 call for support to 2-year postdoctoral contracts at universities and public research insitutions in Spain, within the program Juan de la Cierva starting in 2019.

For more information and the full text of the calls (in Spanish), please follow these links:


As applicants need to be endorsed by a Spanish institution, the Institute for Government and Public Policy (IGOP) has opened a selection process to endorse outstanding candidates.


We seek candidates interested in one of the following research lines:


Analysis, Management and Evaluation of Public Policy (Research Group AGAPP): Administration and public management; governance, innovation and evaluation; comparative social policy; local administration. Potential supervisors for this line of research will be: Dr. Xavier Ballart; Dr. Raquel Gallego; Dr. Margarita León; Dr. Eva Østergaard-Nielsen.

Urban Governance, commons, Internet and Social Innovation (Research Group URGOCIS): Urban policy and planning; housing; internet and commons; social innovation. Potential supervisors for this line of research will be: Dr. Ismael Blanco and Dr. Marc Parés.


Expressions of interest must be submitted by 15 January 2019 to:


Specific Requirements:

Researchers interested in working within one of these areas should check that they fulfill the eligibility criteria for the Juan de la Cierva Call (Formación or Incorporación) and send an expression of interest containing the following:

  • CV
  • A preliminary research proposal (max. 3 pages)
  • A motivation letter (max. 2 pages)
  • Two relevant publications

Download the call