The two institutions set up a program aimed at young researchers to lead research groups.

The University of Salamanca and the City Council convenes a program of Attraction of Scientific Talent. The call is aimed at young researchers (Principal Investigators) to join the system of Research and Development Salamanca, and lead research groups to establish new lines of research in the proposed areas.

It is about attracting, retaining and supporting scientific talent to the city of Salamanca under the sole criterion of scientific excellence. The project will be provided with a maximum amount of 510,000 euros for a duration of three years, and is open to researchers of any nationality.

Candidates must meet certain requirements such as having obtained the doctoral degree at least three years before the publication of this call. They should be young researchers with a promising track record in achievements related to their research field and stage of study, including outstanding publications (as lead author) in scientific, multidisciplinary and international journals, or in international journals of their respective fields of research. They should also provide a list of  presentations at renowned international congresses, obtained scholarships, prizes, etc.

The projects must be related to one of the following fields of research:

  • Agriculture and Biological Sciences
  • Cell Biology
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Social Sciences
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Engineering
  • Clinical research

The researchers will be hired by the Fundación Salamanca Ciudad de Cultura y Saberes, but the development of their functions can take place in any public research institution in Salamanca.

Bases of the call


Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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