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Mobility aid program "César Nombela"

Bases of the call


about help

The SEM offers aid for carrying out short national research stays. The funded stays will have a duration of 15 days to 3 months and must begin on a date between May 1 and December 1, 2024. The stays will be carried out in laboratories located in any Spanish province other than that of the laboratory of origin. From applicant.

The aid will be transferred at the beginning of the stay through a single payment to the applicant to be used for accommodation, maintenance, transportation and other similar expenses. They will not be used to cover expenses of the receiving or issuing centers, such as laboratory material, registration for congresses or article publication fees. The maximum amount for aid will be €2,000, and the amount will be calculated based on the duration and the province of destination of the stay (see Annex I).

In the event that the stay is extended once it has begun, the amount granted by the SEM will not vary. In the event that the stay is shortened with respect to the duration indicated to the SEM, it must be communicated as soon as possible so that the SEM considers whether a partial refund of the aid should take place.

Applicant requirements

Applicants must be young working microbiologists.

  • For pre-doctoral researchers: be enrolled in a doctoral program and have the endorsement of the issuing group.
  • For postdoctoral researchers: having defended the doctoral thesis less than two years ago at the time of closing the call and currently having a contractual relationship.
  • Both the applicant and the Principal Investigator (PI) of the group of origin must be members of the SEM in good standing at the time the call is closed.
  • It will be valued positively that the sending group has not had previous collaborations with the receiving group.
  • The committee may request additional information from the candidates to evaluate the application.


Opening of acceptance of applications: February 20, 2024

Closing of call: March 20, 2024

Publication of selected candidates: April 10, 2024

Start date of stays: May 1 to December 1, 2024


Application procedure

Applicants must fill in the call application form, which includes information on:

  • Project to be developed during the stay (premises, work plan and expected results): max. 700 words
  • Justification of the synergy between the two institutions: max. 350 words
  • Applicant's CV: must include a short motivational text (max. 250 words) and the most relevant aspects of his research CV, including up to a maximum of three scientific publications (the most relevant); awards, scholarships or previous stays; participation in scientific activities; Other data of interest.
  • Applicant's current type of financing: such as FPU, FPI, Marie Curie, Juan de la Cierva contracts, project-based contract, others (indicate). This section will not be exclusive or scored, but it will be taken into account in order to prioritize applications in case of funding limitations.


This form must be signed by the applicant and by the IPs of the sending and receiving groups, and it will be sent completed to Registration of the doctoral program must be attached, in the case of predoctoral researchers, or a copy of the contract and doctoral degree, in the case of postdoctoral researchers.

Any questions regarding the application process or execution of the aid must be sent by email to the address:

Commitments of the beneficiaries

Within a maximum period of two months after the end of the stay, the beneficiaries must submit a report justifying the stay (maximum 2,000 words in free format; send by email to: The non-delivery of said report will imply the exclusion of the issuing and receiving laboratories in future calls.

Legal responsability

The data received will be processed by the SEM Teaching and Dissemination Group, through its group of Young Researchers, and shared only with the members of the Committee in charge of evaluating the grants. Applicants' contact details will only be used for grant-related purposes. The Group of Young Investigators of the SEM is in charge of the documentary management of the aids and the communication with the applicants and beneficiaries. The SEM is responsible for the processing of the aid, and, in the event of not receiving the corresponding final report justifying the results derived from the stay, it may claim a refund of the funding granted. The beneficiaries will be responsible for, if necessary, the tax declaration of the aid received, in accordance with current legislation.


Annex I

Calculation of aid amounts

The beneficiary will receive total financing calculated on the basis of a daily rate, depending on the province of destination. In the case of stays of less than one month, the amount indicated below (daily rate) will be multiplied by 1.25.

  • Four levels of provinces are established based on the average cost of renting a home, according to the MITMA:
    • Level 1: Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Ceuta, Guipúzcoa. They will receive the maximum amount of aid (€20 per day)
    • Level 2: Malaga, Seville, the Balearic Islands, Melilla, Navarra, Álava, Vizcaya. They will receive 18 euros per day
    • Level 3: Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Zaragoza, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Cantabria, Burgos, Salamanca, Segovia, Soria, Valladolid, Guadalajara, Girona. They will receive 16 euros per day
    • Level 4: Almería, Huelva, Jaén, Huesca, Teruel, Ávila, León, Palencia, Zamora, Principality of Asturias, Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Toledo, Lleida, Tarragona, Alicante, Castellón, Valencia, Badajoz, Cáceres, A Coruña , Lugo, Orense, Pontevedra, Murcia, La Rioja. They will receive 14 euros per day
  • Additionally, and regardless of the destination, €150 will be received to cover transport costs.
  • In any case, the maximum amount received will not exceed €2,000.





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