International mobility

José Castillejo international mobility stays for young postdoctoral researchers

This programme funds stays that encourage and incentivise mobility among young postdoctoral researchers who have recently embarked on a teaching and research career and maintain a contractual link with their affiliated centres as teachers and researchers.

The centres for which the mobility stays are requested must be highly competitive universities or research centres in the candidate’s scientific field. They must be located abroad.

Stays at foreign research centres for senior teaching and research staff

In this programme, university teaching and research staff with a proven track record and experience complete an international stay to encourage mobility and continuous learning.

The centres for which the mobility stays are requested must be highly competitive universities or research centres in the candidate’s scientific field. They must be located abroad.

Santander Iberoamerican Undergraduate Grants is a programme organised by the Santander Group to boost student mobility and exchanges between Iberoamerican universities in order to build a socially responsible Iberoamerican space for knowledge.

Santander Iberoamerican Research Grants is a programme organised by the Santander Group to boost mobility and exchanges of teaching and research staff between Iberoamerican universities.

The Fulbright Programme is one of the most powerful instruments of public diplomacy known to society. Participants are selected on the basis of transparent criteria, which include their academic and professional merits and their leadership potential. They are given opportunities to study, teach and research, but, above all, to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to global challenges and issues.

Erasmus+ aims to promote European cooperation in education, from primary to higher education and from new technologies to adult learning.

In simple terms, Erasmus offers a unique opportunity to study in another European country for 3-12 months. These stays offer cultural and linguistic enrichment, as well as enhancing participants’ academic level through recognition of their studies and credits.

The participating countries include the European Union member states and other countries affiliated with the programme.

Erasmus+ encompasses the following international mobility programmes:

Jean Monnet

Jean Monnet Actions run under Erasmus+ to support teaching, learning, research and debates on various aspects of the European Union.

Since they were launched in 1989, these actions have brought higher education institutions into the spotlight. Around 9,000 university teachers and more than 1,000 universities in around 100 countries have received financial support, enabling them to offer new content on European studies as part of their curricula. By connecting academics, researchers and policymakers, the Jean Monnet Actions have stimulated international dialogue and supported policymakers at both national and European levels.

Erasmus+ for teaching and research staff

Erasmus+ KA103 mobility programme: The programme offers one international mobility stay for teaching and 10 for training as part of the Lifelong Learning Programme/Erasmus+.

Erasmus+ KA107 mobility programme: The programme offers opportunities for short international mobility stays for teaching purposes.

The ALFA programme aims to establish cooperation between higher education institutions in the European Union and Latin America.

The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to the development of higher education in Latin America through cooperation between the EU and Latin American countries, as a way of contributing to the region’s economic and social development in general and to more balanced, equitable development in Latin American society in particular.

The programme’s activities include joint projects to encourage European and Latin American higher education institutions to exchange experiences and implement structural measures to reform higher education systems in Latin America.

The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation and its constituent institutions (AECID, Fundación Carolina​, FIIAPP​) are dedicated to training Spanish people and citizens of partner countries, offering opportunities for training in Spain and abroad.

Fundación Carolina is the main source of mobility grants:

Fundación Carolina

Fundación Carolina (FC) was founded by the Council of Ministers on 22 September 2000 to boost cultural relations and cooperation on education and science between Spain and the countries in the Iberoamerican Community of Nations, as well as other countries with particular historic, cultural or geographic ties to Spain. As an institution belonging to the Spanish development cooperation system, the FC’s mandate included compliance with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

From the outset, FC’s activities focused on training Iberoamerican students and teaching staff, enhancing their education via grants for postgraduate and doctoral study and boosting research via grants in every field. The focus on Latin America means that annual calls for funding are based on the continent’s educational needs, while also aiming to enhance the international influence of Spanish universities and research centres. As a public-private institution, FC is open to suggestions from sponsoring companies when these converge with the country’s priorities for cooperation and external action.

EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion is a unique pan-European initiative offering information and support services to professional researchers. With support from the European Union, member states and associated countries, the programme facilitates mobility and professional development among researchers, as well as reinforcing scientific collaboration between Europe and the rest of the world.

EURAXESS also oversees Science4Refugees, a European Commission initiative that helps refugee researchers find appropriate work in the challenging research sector. Part of the initiative is Science4Refugees Research Buddies, which helps refugee scientists find European researchers with whom they can discuss problems, find solutions and work together, sharing their areas of research, scientific studies and interests.

University of Jaén

The University of Jaén is a host institution for professional development contracts for researchers funded by the MSCA-PF programme in different fields. Opportunities can be consulted at:

Our website contains links to mobility opportunities for administrative and services staff/teaching and research staff, as well as events and other information.