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Call for Applications – Maria Zambrano Visiting Scholars Fellowship Sponsorship

The IEB (Barcelona Institute of Economics) and the Department of Economics in the School of Economics at the University of Barcelona, aims to sponsor candidates for the Maria Zambrano Visiting Scholars Call by the Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation and the University of Barcelona.

The Maria Zambrano are talent-attraction grants lasting 1 or 2 years (beginning between 1/1/2022 and 1/4/2022) for researchers with at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience in institutions different from that of the defense of the doctoral thesis. Candidates should be, in the date of the application, carrying out research or teaching activities in institutions outside Spain.

The monthly amount of the grant will be 4,000 euros gross and there will be a single payment of a maximum of 3,500 euros for travel expenses.

The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) is a research centre whose goals are to promote and disseminate work in applied economics, and to contribute to the debate and decision-making process in economic policy (

The University of Barcelona is a leading centre in southern Europe, with a strong commitment to excellence in research. It enjoys a long tradition of teaching, offering both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in the field of Economics and Business.

Applicants are required to fill in their own application but also need the sponsorship of a research institution and the mentoring of an established researcher. The IEB and the Department of Economics are willing to pre-select outstanding candidates in order to endorse them in the application process.

Application Instructions

Deadline for applications: July 14, 2021

The candidates willing to apply for a Maria Zambrano Scholarship under the sponsorship of IEB and UB should send an email to with the curriculum vitae.

For further details on the Maria Zambrano Scholarships, please follow this link: