On the Move Fellowships 2022

Deadline for applications: Monday, Feb 21 2022 at 23:59 ·


Deadline for applications: Monday, Feb 21 2022 at 23:59 ·

“On the move” Fellowships 2022 are a bidirectional international mobility programme organised by SRUK and Crue, the largest association of Spanish Universities. This is its third edition.

The objective of this programme is to strengthen international collaborations between PhD students and researchers in the UK (SRUK members) and Spain (Crue Universities and research institutes) to:

  • Promote the contact between research groups in both countries.
  • Encourage the participation in European programmes.
  • Highlight Spanish Universities and affiliated Research Institutes in the UK.
  • Help researchers in Spain to establish contacts and gain experience with British groups.
  • Help researchers in the UK to contact with Spanish research groups to apply for return fellowships of European funding projects.

The programme offers a funded research placement of 3 to 6 months for:

  • Pre- and post-doctoral researchers without a permanent position working at Spanish Crue Universities or research centres with academic affiliation (priority to pre-doctoral researchers).
  • Pre- and post-doctoral SRUK researchers (including research fellows) without a permanent position at British Universities or Research Institutions (priority to post-doctoral researchers).


Download the >Guidance for applicants<

Download the >Hosting Group Database and vacancies<

Download the >Application Form<

The 2022 edition will be developed in 4 different stages:

Phase 1: Expression of interest

19th October 2021 to 13th of December 2021 (CLOSED!)

Phase 1 will compile Spanish Universities, British Universities, and research hosting groups in Spain and in the UK interested in the admission of researchers for these placements during 2021. For this purpose:

  • The hosting groups (in Spain and in the UK) should complete this online Hosting Group Form.
  • The Spanish and British Universities should contact SRUK organisation through [email protected] to arrange their participation.

If you are a participant and want to enjoy a research placement, you should wait to Phase 2 where you will find if your University participates in the programme and the list of hosting groups (you can suggest a hosting group as well during Phase 2). You may want to contact now with your University (research, international or science policy departments)  to be sure about its inclusion in the programme.

Phase 2: Applicants

15th of December 2021 to 25th of January 2022EXTENDED (SEE BELOW)

The researchers interested in the funded research placements must be SRUK members to participate in the programme (see memberships) (NoteResearchers in Spain will access as SRUK Friends, with a free membership).

The applicants should choose their preferred hosting research group in Spain or in the UK through the On the Move 2022 Database, complete the Applicant’s form and send it to:

  • Applicants in Spain: to the On the Move contact at your University
  • SRUK members in the UK: to [email protected]

Note1: The Database and Applicant’s Form documents will be available when the Phase 2 is open.

Note 2: Researchers in Spain can only enjoy the On the Move research placements if they are linked to Spanish universities enrolled in the programme.

Note 3: If you do not find a suitable research group at the On The Move Database but you have a suggestion, SRUK will help you incorporate your preferred hosting group. Please, write to [email protected] to manage this.

The week from 26th January to 1st of February 2022 will be used to amend any error in the submission of the documentation related to the Applicant’s Form.

1st to 2 1st of February 2022

Exceptional extension for the On the Move Fellowships for placements in Spain.

3 funded placements with extended deadline

One at Universidad de la Laguna at José M. Padrón’s Research group (Cancer, drug discovery, molecular pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry).

Two at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya –  Specially: Cognitive NeuroLab, IdentiCatCareNet and CoSIN3

Fill in the Applicant’s form and send it to [email protected] before the 21st of February.

Phase 3:  Evaluation

3rd of February to 11th of March 2022

During this stage, the Evaluator Committee will decide on the participants awarded, according to the selection criteria described at the bases of the call.

The provisional results will be made public on the 21st of March 2022 and the applicant’s will have one calendar week to make allegations to the results.

The final results list are made public on the 28th of March 2022.

Phase 4Research Placements

27th of April 2022 to 26th of April 2023

The awardees will have a period of one year starting one month after to the results are made public to enjoy their placements. The awardees should complete a final report and a short survey of the research performed during the fellowship at the end of their placements.

I you have any question after reading the guidance, contact us at [email protected]

For more information about the first edition, see this link and watch in YouTube the experience of our past participant María Fernández Muiños in her research placements at the University of Reading.


Deadline for applications: Monday, Feb 21 2022 at 23:59 ·

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