Attracting Talent Initiative

MSCA - Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) 

The Pablo de Olavide University in Seville offers positions for researchers willing to implement a 2-3 year project based in Spain within the framework of the H2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie postdoctoral fellowships programme (MSCA-IF-2020).

All top candidates having the approval of a supervisor at UPO will have the possibility of receiving a pre-submission proposal review and evaluation for the next MSCA-IF call.


You can apply if at the time of the call deadline for the submission of MSCA-IF proposals (September 09, 2020):

  1) you are in the possession of a PhD or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience;
  2) you comply with the mobility rule of the MSCA;
  3) you choose the Pablo de Olavide University as your Host Institution.

We will be happy to support highly qualified candidates who are interested in any area of our research and are eligible for the MSCA funding (MSCA-IF elegibility rules). Applicants are expected to submit a proposal with great potential to succeed and to be willing to collaborate and work on improving their drafts.


Please have a look at the research groups at Pablo de Olavide University willing to host researchers:

  >> List of supervisors 2020.

Once you have contacted and obtained the acceptance of a supervisor at UPO to support your proposal, we invite you to send us your candidature by Apr 30, 2020 at the latest, if you want to benefit from our monitoring programme. However, the call to admit potential MSCA-IF candidates will remain open until June 22.

You need to prepare the following documentation:

  >> Supervisor's acceptance letter.
  >> Application form / Candidate's information.



The Pablo de Olavide University (UPO) is a modern outstanding state university founded in 1997. It is located within a single campus in Seville, Spain, covering a total of 136 hectares and dominated by a tower and a set of buildings recognized as assets of Cultural Interest. The UPO has a comprehensive trajectory in supporting national and trans-national mobility programs (Erasmus, Erasmus+, Seneca, Atlanticus, MSCA, etc.) and attracts annually to Seville top researchers from around the world. It is committed to offering high-quality and research-based education to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

It is one of the youngest universities in Spain and is therefore equipped with world-class facilities for both, research and education. It is a growing university with an average of over 11000 students (600+ international students) enrolled every year and 1000+ teaching staff members. Its commitment with research and innovation and the quality of its science are acknowledged at national and international level and attract millions of euros every year from competitive funding calls. It also supports excellent researchers to develop their professional careers in our institution by means of the Strategic Plan for the Stabilization of Research Talent. In addition, the university has become a reference for its promotion and support to industrial venture with an increasing number of research and innovation collaboration agreements in recent years.

Recently, UPO has endorsed the principles of "The European Charter for Researchers” and "The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers", as a first step to be awarded the HR Excellence in Research Logo.