The two institutions set up a program aimed at helping young researchers become group leaders.

The University of Salamanca and the Salamanca Town Council have jointly made a call for the program “Attracting Scientific Talent”. This call is aimed at young researchers (Principal Investigators) who wish to join the area of Research and Development of Salamanca and to lead research groups to establish new lines of research in the areas proposed.

This program intends to attract, retain and support scientific talent in the city of Salamanca under the sole criterion of scientific excellence. The project will award 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 a doctoral degree at least three years prior to the call. They should be young researchers with a promising track record, which includes achievements related to their research field and level of study. This includes outstanding publications (as the main author) in scientific, multidisciplinary and international journals, or in international journals of their respective fields of research. They should also provide a list of written and oral presentations given at renowned international congresses, scholarships obtained, prizes, awards, etc.

Information on 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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